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Courses - May 2023

Level 1

Course details

Communications for Effective Management in Industry
COMM8380

Description:

This course emphasizes professionalism as a key foundation for communicating as a supervisor in an industrial environment. Emphasis will be placed on effective oral and written communications with all related stakeholders to include all levels of employees and management. A strong focus will be placed on the use of technology to deliver professional presentations, create effective business reports and professional correspondence.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Mechanical Drawing
DRWG8015

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to interpret and create engineering drawings. This course will begin with basic engineering drafting skills of mechanical parts and progress to more complex parts. The student will gain knowledge of the creation of templates, borders and title blocks that are used in the current version of AutoCAD. The main areas of study are basic system customization, drawing and editing tools, dimensioning techniques, multiple view drawings, attribute definitions, blocks, and external references.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
DRWG8045

Description:

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a system for defining and communicating engineering tolerances. Students will extend basic drafting skills knowledge to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and application of symbols to drawings, measurements, and quality control.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Principles of Metrology for Quality Management
MACH8005

Description:

In this course the student will investigate dimensional metrology and the use of measuring equipment to ensure quality requirements compliance in a manufacturing shop. The student will use a variety of precision measuring instruments to check machined features of pieces for size and geometric conformity. Legislative health and safety requirements are an important component of this course. Students will discuss the impact of quality related decisions on operating principles, techniques, inspection and checking procedures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Precision Machining - Practice and Theory I
MACH8015

Description:

This hands-on course will introduce the student to the practical processes and procedures involved in the common task of essential bench work. Areas of study will include machine shop safety in accordance with government safety regulations, risk assessment when working with saws, drill presses, and other shop equipment. Students will also study theory and practice in the use of selected machine shop and bench equipment.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
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Designing Jigs and Fixtures
MECH8030

Description:

When this course is successfully completed, the student will be able to identify the concepts and operating principles of Jigs and Fixtures. The student will evaluate the efficient method of machining a work piece in correct sequence to obtain proper surface and geometric relationships. The student will be able to choose various locational, clamping, indexing and tool guiding devices as used on Jigs and Fixtures, for the successful design of metal machining, fabricating and component inspection operations. Students will be asked to design a simple fixture and evaluate the process from a managerial view point.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Essentials in Programming
PROG8045

Description:

This CNC course is designed to introduce students to the general field of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programming. Designers, engineers, production planners, PLC and robot programmers, and other professionals who want to understand and apply the complexities of this modern manufacturing process will benefit from this course. The main topics covered will include general principles and requirements of G-code, from the basic cartesian plan to elements of 3D printers, CNC machining centers, robots, and robotic welders. Students will gain hands-on programming knowledge and skills through the use of toolpath simulation software.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course details

Solid Modelling for Manufacturing
DRWG8035

Description:

This course demonstrates the uses of SolidWorks for manufacturing & mechanical design. Topics include user interface, file structure, 3D sketches, plane creation, advanced sweeps, lofts and surfaces, top-down assembly and introduction to motion and simulation analysis.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Engineering Economics
ECON8001

Description:

This course covers the basics of project investment and appraisal and selection. Topics include: time value of money; cash flow analysis; cost of capital; elements of cost and cost estimation; decision making among alternatives; break even analysis; effect of depreciation, taxes, replacement analysis, inflation and uncertainties and risk.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Human Resources for Manufacturing Management
HRM8400

Description:

The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into Canadian human resource (HR) management functions as it relates to the manufacturing industry. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals and manufacturing managers in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives in Canada.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Precision Machining - Practice and Theory II
MACH8025

Description:

This course will provides student with ample practice opportunities to enhance the skills gained in MACH8010 on manual machines. Practical exercises will increase in difficulty and tolerances will be tighter as student moves to Lathe exercises. Safety regulations and best practices will continue to be applied and reinforced in the shop, and students will discuss regulatory practices and implications as they relate to staff from a supervisory point of view.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MACH8010 OR MACH8015
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Co-ordinate Measuring Machines
MECH8020

Description:

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to apply the principles of dimensional metrology to the use of a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) The student will operate and program a CMM and connect operational strategies with managerial decisions relating to scheduling, project timing and quality.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Operations Management
MGMT8910

Description:

This course will discuss the process of manufacturing and how manufacturing operations are planned and managed. Special emphasis will be placed upon the process from the viewpoint of the manager. Projects will challenge students to work through typical issues of operations management found in the manufacturing industry.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
OHS8195

Description:

This course introduces students to occupational health and safety legislated requirements for the workplace. Students will learn the main components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the rights and responsibilities of workplace parties. Students will explore issues associated with workplace violence, harassment, accident response, and the legal requirements for WHMIS. Students will apply their knowledge of health and safety legislation to a workplace to assess compliance.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Level 3

Course details

MasterCAM Applications
DRWG8050

Description:

This course will expose the student to the increasingly preferred methods of generating part programs for CNC machines using the current version of MasterCAM. Students will apply the practical applications of two-dimensional model construction and 2D toolpath development procedures as they apply to Numerical Control. The student will program with efficient toolpaths through settings of various cutting parameters. The importance of proficiency in MasterCAM programming will be taught from the view of the operator, programmer and supervisor. MasterCAM surfaces and solids will be introduced.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Precision Machining - Practice and Theory III
MACH8035

Description:

This course will provides student with ample practice opportunities to enhance the skills gained in previous courses on manual machines. Practical exercises will increase in difficulty and tolerances will be tighter as student moves to Mill exercises. Safety regulations and best practices will continue to be applied and reinforced in the shop, and students will discuss regulatory practices and implications as they relate to staff from a supervisory point of view.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MACH8020 OR MACH8025
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Introduction to Project Management For Industry
MGMT8630

Description:

This course covers the necessary tools and processes to manage the life cycle of a project in an industrial environment. Students will utilize the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), applying standard terminology and methods in a number of small sample projects including creation of project charter, risk management, procurement, and project scheduling using MS Project and project reporting.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Hazard Identification
OHS8035

Description:

This course is to allow students to demonstrate awareness of an organization's moral, legal and ethical responsibilities in the area of health and safety in an industrial environment. Canadian health and safety legislation, including WHMIS/GHS, Joint Health and Safety Committees and SDS sheets, industrial regulations and designated substance regulations in the workplace will be reviewed in detail. Students will also be exposed to ISO standards and their impacts on an organization. Students will explore issues from an occupational hygiene perspective and will develop skills in managing health complaints, conducting meetings and assessing likely impact of common issues including biological hazards and, allegations of unsafe work. A portion of this course will also be devoted to developing an understanding of the role and administrative requirements associated with employee assistance programs and understanding the trends associated with violence in the workplace. The role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will be discussed including how to read and monitor New Experimental Experience Rating (NEER) statements and handle claims.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Principles of Lean Six Sigma
QUAL8200

Description:

This course will enable students to analyze and solve quality problems as part of a team using the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma. Through the application of a structured approach students will learn how to apply the principles of waste reduction and minimizing of defects in manufacturing and transactional processes

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Quality, Strategy and Value Creation for Industry
QUAL8320

Description:

This course introduces the philosophy and guiding principles that represent the foundation of continuously improving an industrial organization. Students learn the roles of leadership, strategic planning and deployment to exceed customer expectations. Additional topics include the role of teams and associated processes to maximize profitability.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Level 4

Course details

Career Management
CDEV8131

Description:

This course focuses on career management skills needed to navigate the evolving workplace. Students will evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations within their chosen careers and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized career management plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Prototyping and 3D Printing
MECH8040

Description:

Rapid prototyping puts digital designs into the real world. This course will examine the various options available including machining and 3D printing as the Prototyping Process Model is studied. Students will work in groups to design, and 3D print components.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Capstone Project Advanced Manufacturing Management
MECH8150

Description:

This capstone project course, a culmination of the program, will combine practical and theoretical knowledge gained within this program for the purpose of challenging the student to successfully plan and execute a manufacturing-related project or subset of projects. Students working in teams and/or individually will study, design, and document manufacturing solutions by applying skills learned throughout the program. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students’ understanding of plant operations, human resources, project management, and communication skills in a manufacturing scenario. Through meetings with students, faculty will support the development of the project plan, implementation, and metrics.

  • Hours: 126
  • Credits: 7
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Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry
MGMT8640

Description:

Success in any professional environment requires employees to operate effectively as a team member, acknowledging and functioning as part of a group. This course will define, within an industry context, the nature and dynamics of a team. Students will learn to assess a team to determine its efficiency and function, identify opportunities for improvement, and establish conflict-prevention measures. Students will practice using the learnings through projects and in-class practical applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Health and Safety Management
OHS8225

Description:

Effective Occupational Health and Safety programs recognize the connection between employee health, safety, productivity and quality. They are essential for the workplace. This course will explore the reasons why a comprehensive health and safety program is of benefit to workplaces, and the importance of involvement by all levels of workers and management in an occupational health and safety program. It will cover the principles of developing and monitoring a workplace health and safety programs using a management system model. This course will also cover the requirements of creating a safe workplace environment through the interpretation and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and related safety legislation. Accident investigation and analysis, assessing allegations of unsafe work, managing health complaints, training needs, conducting meetings, ergonomics, and emergency planning will also be covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Make management level decisions within a manufacturing environment that align with organizational strategic and operational goals.
  2. Formulate human resource planning strategies that support operational goals and company culture to include budget, output volume, and succession planning.
  3. Analyze manufacturing methodologies, incorporating the principles of floor level operations in order to make effective management decisions.
  4. Integrate decision making strategies with practical applications of manufacturing processes in a typical industrial environment.
  5. Use current technology to create written, oral, and graphic communications that are professional and accurate.
  6. Use principles and best practices in team-building and problem solving to negotiate and resolve conflict in an interdisciplinary setting.
  7. Optimize manufacturing processes based upon shop experience, operation procedures and process parameters.
  8. Ensure that manufacturing shop equipment is operated in compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and established standard operating procedures.