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Courses - January 2022

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
DRWG8040

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: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Principles of Metrology for Quality Management
MACH8000

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: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Mechatronics I
MACH8040

Description:

This course introduces the students to the fundamental engineering principles within the mechatronics field. Students will examine the operation and behavior of various electronic components. DC and AC electrical circuits will then be explored, and key calculations developed. Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems, which are essential disciplines within mechatronics, will be covered. Students will acquire an understanding of the hardware aspects of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s). This will be followed by familiarization with the software aspect of PLC’s, where simple Ladder Diagram programs will be designed and tested. Finally, students will learn about different industrial safety standards and best practices.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Current Trends in Mechatronics
MACH8060

Description:

In this course students will be introduced to the current trends in the mechatronics industry. These topics will include machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet-of-Things. Students will practice the skills required to maintain their currency in this fast changing and dynamic field including researching technology and interpreting industry priorities.

  • 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 2

Course Details

Solid Modelling for Manufacturing
DRWG8030

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
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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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Mechatronics II
MACH8050

Description:

This course begins by examining the operation of both DC and AC motors and their industrial significance. Students will then be introduced to the various electrical drives for these motors. Pneumatic and hydraulic systems are explored further with the introduction of the Directional Control Valve (DCV). Students will build on what they learned about PLC’s in Mechatronics I, by designing and testing more complex Ladder Diagram programs. The detailed operation of Timers, Counters and Sequencers, in PLC logic, will be studied.

  • Hours: 56
  • 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
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8040
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Industrial Programming
PROG8390

Description:

This course introduces the students to industrial programming concepts and practices. Students will explore various aspects of the design, development, and implementation of industrial Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) programs. The structure of a PLC will be examined including the major hardware components and operation. Students will create programs with timers, counters, shift-registers, and Add-On instructions. The operation and use of the HMI in an industrial setting will be introduced, including the communication and integration between the PLC and the HMI. Students will create HMI and PLC programs with interactive displays to create, control, and monitor and industrial process.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Customer/Supplier Relationship in Industry
QUAL8330

Description:

This course explores the applications of customer relation practices in an industrial environment and analyzes the results of customer relation measures such as quality function deployment, and customer satisfaction surveys. Supplier relations will be discussed and students will learn how to define, select and apply various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, and performance improvement.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Introduction to Robotics
ROBO8040

Description:

This course using simulation software introduces the student to the history and use of robots in industry. Standard arm configurations and hardware are examined including the principles of path control, motion sensing, speed and position control, and servo-actuators. End-effectors, supplemental tooling hardware, and sensors are examined for their interaction with other work cell elements. Student will program various types of robot controllers ranging from stop-to-stop sequencers to point-to-point servo-controllers that use high-level control languages.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Level 3

Course Details

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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Networking Planning and Implementation
INFO8165

Description:

This course providing students with the skills and knowledge to design, implement and troubleshoot basic networks is essential to anyone working in IT. Students will learn to plan and implement Ethernet LANs and switches, IPv4 addressing and subnetting. Through simulation software, students will experience configuring and troubleshooting Cisco switches and routers, static and dynamic routing, ACLs, NAT, STP, basic VoIP, basic WLAN and IPv6 will be gained. In addition, various WAN technologies will be identified and configured.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Mechatronics III
MACH8070

Description:

This course introduces the students to the operating principles of stepper and servo motors. Students will investigate the functioning of transformers and DC power supplies. Next, electro-pneumatic systems, a critical part of mechatronics, is explored. Familiarity with sequential relay control of electro-pneumatic cylinders. Students will design and create advance, complex PLC programs using current industry programming languages. Analog scaling techniques and applications are studied.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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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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Occupational Health And Safety
OHS8011

Description:

The primary objective of 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. 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 14000 and its 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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Level 4

Course Details

Capstone (AMM Mechatronics)
MACH8080

Description:

This capstone project course using simulation software, 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 mass production of a simulated customer’s product. Successful completion of this course will require the application of skills learned throughout the program. Small groups of students, working in teams will design, document and manufacture the customer’s product. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students’ understanding of plant operations, supply chain, human resources, project management, and communication skills in an advanced manufacturing environment. Through meetings with student groups, faculty will support the development of the project plan, implementation and metrics.

  • Hours: 168
  • Credits: 8
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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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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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Industrial Health and Safety
OHS8230

Description:

This course is designed to give students knowledge in various safety-related topics pertinent to an industrial environment. This course will provide students with the basic knowledge required to work safely in areas exposed to working at heights, lift truck operations and lock out and tag out operations. Legislative requirements, due diligence considerations, and managing health and safety topics will be discussed from the view point of the employee and the supervisor/manager.

  • 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.