Applied Manufacturing Management - Welding Stream

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Courses - September 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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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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Welding Practice and Theory I
WELD8146

Description:

This practical course will introduce the fundamental principles and processes of oxy acetylene welding and cutting processes. Areas of study will include shop safety, following government safety regulations, and risk assessment when working with torches and other hot works equipment. Students will also study a broad range of welding theories and welding equipment, and will learn to visually assess weld quality. Students will discuss the importance of continuous improvements in workplace safety in a hot works environment and the employer, management, and employees' shared responsibilities with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
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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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Weldments Drawing in AutoCAD
DRWG8151

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)
  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD8140 OR WELD8145 AND WELD8146
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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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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
OHS8197

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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Welding Practice and Theory II
WELD8156

Description:

This course will build on students' learning from Welding Practice and Theory I to increase weld shop experience and enhance their hands-on skills and knowledge gained in the previous course. The theoretical knowledge, along with practical exercises, provides the students with the opportunity to demonstrate equipment setup, maintenance, and operation, of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Metal Core Arc Welding (MCAW) processes. Students will discuss regulatory practices and implications related to staff from a supervisory point of view. Safety regulations and best practices will continue to be applied and reinforced in the shop.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD8145 OR WELD8146
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Level 3

Course details

SolidWorks - Weldments
DRWG8161

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)
  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8030 OR DRWG8035 OR DRWG8036
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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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Welding Practice and Theory III
WELD8166

Description:

This course allows students to improve their welding skills and knowledge by providing additional hands-on experience in the welding shop. The course content covers both theoretical and practical aspects of welding, focusing on Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes. Through practical exercises, students will learn about equipment setup, maintenance, operation, fabrication techniques, and welder certifications. The course also covers regulatory practices and implications from a supervisory perspective. Safety regulations and best practices are continually reinforced in the welding shop. Overall, this course aims to enhance students' welding knowledge and skills, preparing them for welding-related careers.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD8150 OR WELD8155 OR WELD8156
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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 manufacturing methods available focusing on practical FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) 3D printing as design processes are studied. Students will design and 3D print components.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Capstone Project Advanced Manufacturing Management
MECH8153

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 OR MGMT8631 AND WELD8165 OR WELD8166
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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 learnt program knowledge, operation procedures and process parameters.
  8. Ensure that manufacturing equipment is operated in compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and established standard operating procedures.
  9. Develop and use personal/professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and working relationships in a Canadian context.