Applied Manufacturing Management - Machining Stream

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Courses - May 2024

Level 1

Course details

Communications for Effective Management in Industry
COMM8381

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
DRWG8016

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
DRWG8046

Description:

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a symbolic language for defining part geometry and communicating engineering tolerances and dimensions on CAD models and engineering drawings. Students will extend basic drafting skills and knowledge to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and application of rules and symbols to drawings, measurement techniques, and quality control.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Principles of Metrology for Quality Management
MACH8006

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
MACH8016

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
MECH8031

Description:

Jigs and fixtures are essential tools that are widely used in industry to facilitate a variety of manufacturing processes. Students will determine the efficient methods of securing a workpiece for manufacturing while choosing various locational, clamping, indexing and tool guiding devices. Students will be asked to design a simple jig and fixture while evaluating the process from a managerial viewpoint.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Essentials in Programming
PROG8046

Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the field of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) G-Code programming while comparing it to other manufacturing processes in industry. The course will begin with the basic elements of identifying requirements and exploring CNC best practices up to the development of programs suitable for use for part production. Programming skills and knowledge will be enhanced with the use of simulation software.
  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course details

Solid Modelling for Manufacturing
DRWG8036

Description:

This course introduces students to the uses of SolidWorks for manufacturing and mechanical design. Students will learn to use SolidWorks to create and modify simple sketches, parts, assemblies, and drawings. Topics include the user interface, file structure, 2D sketches, plane creation, basic modelling features, part modifications, bottom-up assembly, and blueprint drawings.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Engineering Economics
ECON8002

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 & 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
HRM8401

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
MACH8026

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: MACH8015 OR MACH8016
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Co-ordinate Measuring Machines
MECH8021

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
MGMT8911

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
OHS8196

Description:

This course introduces students to health and safety legislation in Ontario. This will include an exploration of the main components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, industry and hazard specific regulations made under the Act, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Students will learn to distinguish between legislative requirements, industry standards and best practices and apply their knowledge to a workplace to assess compliance. Students will be introduced to common workplace hazards, and the concepts of hazard identification and mitigation. Students will also explore how inspections, investigations and penalties are used in the enforcement of occupational health and safety legislation.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Level 3

Course details

CAM Applications
DRWG8051

Description:

This course will expose the student to the increasingly preferred methods of generating part programs for CNC machines using CAM software. 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 CAM programming will be taught from the view of the operator, programmer and supervisor. Machining surfaces and solids will also be introduced.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Precision Machining - Practice and Theory III
MACH8036

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 OR MACH8026
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Introduction to Project Management For Industry
MGMT8631

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 and project reporting.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Hazard Identification
OHS8036

Description:

This course allows students to examine workplace hazard identification and risk management principles in the context of manufacturing and construction environments in Ontario. Students will learn how to asses occupational hazards and exposure pathways, in accordance with applicable legislation. Using industry standard tools and processes, students have an opportunity to conduct a hazard identification and risk evaluation processes. Students will learn how to apply the appropriate hazard controls and how to determine the effectiveness of the selected controls after implementation to ensure for effective risk mitigation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Principles of Lean Six Sigma
QUAL8201

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
QUAL8321

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
CDEV8132

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
MECH8041

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
MECH8151

Description:

This capstone project course is a culmination of the theoretical knowledge gained within this program for the purpose of challenging the student to successfully create or improve on an existing manufacturing process. Successful completion of this course will require the application of skills learned throughout the program. Small groups of students, usually working in teams will research, design, document and present their project. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students’ competence in applying the knowledge and skills acquired through the program courses as they relate to an advanced manufacturing environment. This course requires the students to practice self-directed learning with the aid of faculty guidance to achieve course outcomes.

  • Hours: 126
  • Credits: 7
  • Pre-Requisites: MGMT8630 AND MGMT8631
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Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry
MGMT8641

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
OHS8226

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.