Applied Manufacturing Management - Welding Option
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- College Code:
- Workforce Development
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2020 / 2021
Notice:This program may involve evening classes, Monday to Friday and daytime classes, Saturday to accommodate applied components.
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About the ProgramThis full-time, two-year, Ontario College Graduate certificate program will be of interest to graduates of engineering and engineering technology programs wanting to expand their theoretical knowledge by providing opportunities for complementary practical training and experience in a manufacturing shop learning environment. Through practical courses the student will be exposed to situations that arise in the workplace. Domestic and foreign trained individuals will benefit from this program's solid modeling, machining, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming courses (machining option) or blue print reading and welding symbols courses (welding option). In addition, applied learning opportunities include manufacturing shop projects and a capstone project which consolidates the theoretical and practical content. Upon completion, students will be prepared to make an effective start in supervisory or managerial roles in a manufacturing environment. The program helps to develop leadership skills, and the ability to manage complex manufacturing processes and teams effectively to meet business goals. It includes quality assurance, process and project management with a focus on meeting challenges in a production environment from operational and strategic perspectives. Graduates will have an understanding of advancements in manufacturing processes, communications, human resources and safety practices to be able to effectively contribute in today's manufacturing sector.
Program InformationLength: Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Guelph - September/2020 - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
Guelph - January/2021 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Guelph - May/2021 - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Start: September, January and May
First-Year Capacity: 30
- A three-year advanced diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university in mechanical engineering or a related field (e.g. mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering)
- A three-year advanced diploma or a degree in another discipline with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in mechanical engineering-related work.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:
- TOEFL iBT 88
- IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0
- CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60
- PTE Academic 58
- Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. You will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Application Form.
- Attach proof of the admission requirements.
- Applicants presenting work experience as part of their admission requirements must submit a resume and references. Please submit these documents directly to the Conestoga College Admissions Office.
- Final acceptance is based on a review of the admissions requirements.
- This program involves evening classes, Monday to Friday and daytime classes, Saturday to accommodate applied components.
- This is an eText program. Learn about our eText initiative.
Tuition & Fees
Domestic fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.
International fee details for the 2019-2020 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.
Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2019 / 2020) for
Applied Manufacturing Management - Welding Option - Program # 13991
|Description||Fall 2019||Winter 2020||Spring 2020|
|International Program Tuition||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Technology Enhancement Fee||$135.00||$135.00||$135.00|
|CSI Health Plan Fee||$295.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|International Health Fee||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|ONE Card Fee||$7.00||$7.00||$7.00|
|Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed||$241.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Legal Protection||$28.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI International Health Fee||$500.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Grad. Cert. Program Tuition||$6500.00||$6500.00||$6500.00|
|CSI Advocacy Fee||$12.50||$12.50||$12.50|
|CSI Event Fee||$40.00||$40.00||$40.00|
|CSI Student Clubs||$3.50||$3.50||$3.50|
|Academic Support Fee||$18.00||$18.00||$18.00|
|CSI Academic Support Fee||$5.00||$5.00||$5.00|
|Health and Wellness Fee||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00|
|CSI Health and Wellness Fee||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|Career Services Fee||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|CSI Career Services Fee||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|Description||Winter 2020||Spring 2020|
|International Program Tuition||$0.00||$0.00|
|Technology Enhancement Fee||$135.00||$135.00|
|Program Supply Fee||$272.33||$0.00|
|CSI Health Plan Fee||$197.65||$0.00|
|International Health Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|ONE Card Fee||$7.00||$7.00|
|Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Legal Protection||$18.76||$0.00|
|CSI International Health Fee||$335.00||$0.00|
|Grad. Cert. Program Tuition||$6500.00||$6500.00|
|CSI Advocacy Fee||$12.50||$12.50|
|CSI Event Fee||$40.00||$40.00|
|CSI Student Clubs||$3.50||$3.50|
|Academic Support Fee||$18.00||$18.00|
|CSI Academic Support Fee||$5.00||$5.00|
|Health and Wellness Fee||$20.00||$20.00|
|CSI Health and Wellness Fee||$10.00||$10.00|
|Career Services Fee||$10.00||$10.00|
|CSI Career Services Fee||$10.00||$10.00|
|International Program Tuition||$0.00|
|Technology Enhancement Fee||$135.00|
|Program Supply Fee||$272.33|
|CSI Health Plan Fee||$97.35|
|International Health Fee||$0.00|
|ONE Card Fee||$7.00|
|Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed||$513.27|
|CSI Legal Protection||$18.76|
|CSI International Health Fee||$165.00|
|Grad. Cert. Program Tuition||$6500.00|
|CSI Advocacy Fee||$12.50|
|CSI Event Fee||$40.00|
|CSI Student Clubs||$3.50|
|Academic Support Fee||$18.00|
|CSI Academic Support Fee||$5.00|
|Health and Wellness Fee||$20.00|
|CSI Health and Wellness Fee||$10.00|
|Career Services Fee||$10.00|
|CSI Career Services Fee||$10.00|
Financial AssistanceFinancial Assistance is not available for this program.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates will be able to look for employment in small to large manufacturing and support industries including automation, metal machining, welding, automotive manufacturing suppliers, food and beverage processing and packaging, pharmaceutical, textiles, or general manufacturing as managers, supervisors or team leads with an enhanced applied perspective.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
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|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|COMM8110||Communications for Effective Management
Description: This course will emphasize professionalism as a key foundation for communicating as a supervisor in a manufacturing 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.
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.
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.
|DRWG8040||Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
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.
|DRWG8140||Blue Print Reading and Welding Symbols
Description: This course reinforces blueprint reading and engineering drawing knowledge. Students will learn to apply orthographic projections, technical interpretations and dimensioning techniques to engineering drawings. There will be a focus on weldments and welding symbols in engineering drawings.
|MACH8000||Principles of Metrology for Quality Management
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.
|QUAL8001||Quality, Strategy and Value Creation
Description: Introduces the philosophy and guiding principles that represent the foundation of a continuously improving organization. Addresses 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.
|WELD8140||Welding Practice and Theory I
Description: This hands-on course will introduce the student to the practical processes and procedures involved with Oxy Acetylene torches. Areas of study will include shop safety in accordance with government safety regulations, risk assessment when working with torches and other Hot Works equipment. Students will also study a broad range of welding theory and welding equipment. Students will discuss regulatory practices and implications as they relate to staff from a supervisory point of view.
|DRWG8030||Solid Modelling for Manufacturing
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.
|DRWG8150||Weldments Drawing in AutoCAD
Description: This course builds on the concepts from previous courses. It is an extensive computer lab-based course which investigates advanced techniques of working in AutoCAD. Main areas of focus will be on creating weldments and welding symbols within AutoCAD based engineering drawings. The student will create 2D sketches and apply structural member pre-defined profiles along defined paths. Interconnection of structural end points will be applied for different weldment connection types. (ie: Butt vs miter joints)
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.
|MECH8030||Designing Jigs and Fixtures
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.
|MGMT8720||Manufacturing Business Operations
Description: This course provides an overview of the principles of management, operations, marketing, and accounting in a Canadian manufacturing environment. Students will learn about the phases of the strategic process including strategy formulation, strategy implementation and strategic control. Topics include decision making and problem solving, measuring quantitative results in a manufacturing environment.
Description: The purpose of this course is to define, apply and analyze the results of customer relation measures such as quality function deployment, customer satisfaction surveys, etc. Supplier relations will be discussed and students will learn how to define, select and apply various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, performance improvement etc.
|WELD8150||Welding Practice and Theory II
Description: This course will provide students with ample practice opportunities to enhance their weld shop knowledge gained in previous courses. Practical exercises will increase in difficulty as students learn to weld with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) machines. 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.
|DRWG8160||SolidWorks - Weldments
Description: This course builds on the concepts from DRWG8030 Solid Modelling for Manufacturing. It is an extensive computer lab-based course which investigates advanced techniques of building solid models and drawings in SolidWorks. Main areas of focus will be on creating weldments and welding symbols within SolidWorks based engineering drawings. The student will create 3D sketches and apply structural member features by sweeping pre-defined profiles along user defined paths. Trimming structural end points will be applied for different weldment connection types. (ie: Butt vs miter joints)
|HRM8400||Human Resources for Manufacturing Management
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.
|MGMT8610||Introduction to Project Management For Manufacturing
Description: This course provides the practical knowledge to prepare for starting and completing a project successfully. It will cover the components and tasks related to complex projects that often involve multiple functional teams and departments. You will explore how the knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle as well as the processes related to successful project management. An overview of status reporting and the use of MS Project will be covered. This knowledge will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects.
|OHS8011||Occupational Health And Safety
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.
|QUAL8051||Lean Six Sigma
Description: This course will demonstrate how two complementary continual improvement philosophies have been combined to provide a methodology that achieves rapid improvements in customer satisfaction, cost, quality and process speed. Through the application of a structured approach students will learn how to reduce waste, minimize defects and eliminate non-value-added activities in any manufacturing or transactional process.
|WELD8160||Welding Practice and Theory III
Description: This course will provide student with ample practice opportunities to enhance the weld shop knowledge gained in previous courses. Practical exercises will increase in difficulty as student learn weld with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GTAW) machines. 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.
|MECH8040||Prototyping and 3D Printing
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.
|MGMT8640||Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry
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.
|OHS8230||Industrial Health and Safety
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.
|WELD8170||Captsone Project - Welding
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 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.
- Make management level decisions within a manufacturing environment that align with organizational strategic and operational goals.
- Formulate human resource planning strategies that support operational goals and company culture to include budget, output volume, and succession planning.
- Analyze manufacturing methodologies, incorporating the principles of floor level operations in order to make effective management decisions.
- Integrate decision making strategies with practical applications of manufacturing processes in a typical industrial environment.
- Use current technology to create written, oral, and graphic communications that are professional and accurate.
- Use principles and best practices in team-building and problem solving to negotiate and resolve conflict in an interdisciplinary setting.
- Optimize manufacturing processes based upon shop experience, operation procedures and process parameters.
- Ensure that manufacturing shop equipment is operated in compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and established standard operating procedures.
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