Applied Manufacturing Management
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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- 2017 / 2018
Notice:This program involves evening classes, Monday to Friday and daytime classes, Saturday to accommodate applied components.
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 machine 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. In addition, applied learning opportunities include machine 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 precision machining 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. Graduates will be able to look for employment in automation, metal machining, or general manufacturing as managers, supervisors or team leads with an enhanced applied perspective.
Program InformationLength: Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Doon (Kitchener) - January/2018 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Doon (Kitchener) - May/2018 - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: 32
Admission RequirementsA 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 possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0 or IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 and an overall average grade of B or above (as assessed, by country, to Ontario standards) in the academic program(s) specified in Admissions Requirements; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- 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.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.
Financial AssistanceFinancial Assistance is not available for this program.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates of the Applied Manufacturing Management program will be able to look for employment in small to large manufacturing and support industries including automation, automotive manufacturing suppliers, food and beverage processing and packaging, pharmaceutical, textiles and more 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.
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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 for current courses. 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. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. 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|
|DRWG8010||Mechanical Drawing and Solid Modelling
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. The student will also have an introduction to working in the SolidWorks 3D environment.
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.
|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.
|MACH8010||Precision Machining - Practice and Theory I
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.
|PROG8040||Essentials of CNC Programming
Description: This CNC course is designed to introduce students to the general field of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programming. Designers, engineers, production planners, CAD/CAM 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 CNC programming from the basic elements to actual development of simple part programs for common milling machining operations. Students will gain hands on programming knowledge and skills through the use of toolpath simulation software.
|QUAL8000||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.
|DRWG8000||Advanced Solid Modelling
Description: This is an advanced course that expands on the use of SolidWorks for mechanical design. Topics include user interface, file structure, 3D sketches, plane creation, advanced sweeps, lofts and surfaces, sheet metal, weldments, top-down assembly and introduction to motion and simulation analysis.
|MACH8020||Precision Machining - Practice and Theory II
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.
|MECH8020||Co-ordinate Measuring Machines
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.
|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 workpiece 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.
|PROG8030||CNC Programming II
Description: This course continues the learning objective from the previous CNC course. Student will focus on fix cycle programming, from the view point of operator, programmer and supervisor. Higher level processes such as contour programming, sub programming, and macros will be introduced.
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.
|QUAL8050||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.
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.
|HRM8130||Human Resources Management
Description: The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into the world of the Human Resource (HR) Management functions and each of its specialties. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives.
|MACH8030||Precision Machining - Practice and Theory III
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 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.
|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.
|MGMT8300||Introduction to Project Management
Description: In this course, students will explore theories and practices relating to community leadership and will apply them to a variety of case studies and experiential learning activities, in a global, inclusive context. Topics include leadership styles, team building, motivation and empowerment, problem-solving and conflict resolution, diversity, change management, and community relationship building
|OHS8010||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. 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 NEER statements and handle claims.
|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 on 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.
|MECH8055||Capstone Project (Applied Manufacturing Management)
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.
|MGMT8481||Developing Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement
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 various types of teams and their typical applications, team tools and team member roles, effective meeting and project management concepts, and coaching tools for other ineffective team members. Students will practice using the learnings through projects and in-class practical applications.
|OHS8160||Lock-Out Tag-Out Operation and Safety Awareness
Description: This safety course expands on other safety course(s) but specializes in safety on a job site. Students will be aware of and demonstrate knowledge of working safely when work machine maintenance is required. Students will study the requirements as set down in the Health and Safety Act for lock-out and tag-out requirements when isolating equipment from a maintenance and supervisory point of view. This course is a combination of theory and practical demonstration to reflect workplace world conditions.
|OHS8170||Lift Truck Operation and Safety Awareness
Description: This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding in the management of a Lift Truck safety program from a managers perspective, pertinent to an industrial environment. Students will be introduced to the safe methods of operating, lifting and moving loads in a controlled and safe manner. This course will also provide students with the basic knowledge required to work safely in areas exposed to driving hazards, as well as operating around others. A review of legislative requirements, OHSA and CSA standards will also be discussed from the viewpoint of a lift truck operator and shop supervisor.
|OHS8180||Fall Arrest and Safety Awareness
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 fall hazards and requiring ladder safety. Legislative requirements, due diligence considerations and managing a working at heights programs will be discussed from the viewpoint of the employee and the supervisor or manager.
- Chose strategies used to make management level decisions within a manufacturing environment including operations management, supply chain management and lean manufacturing.
- Formulate strategies for human resource planning within an advanced manufacturing environment.
- Analyze planning, professional and engineering decisions within an advanced manufacturing environment.
- Differentiate between management decisions with strict manufacturing scope and other management decisions such as project, quality, costs and budget management.
- Generate written, oral, and graphic communications, including the use of current technology in a professional and accurate manner.
- Apply the principles and practices of team-building in an interdisciplinary setting integrating negotiation and problem solving skills.
- Perform basic practical machine shop tasks to gain knowledge and experience with various manual and CNC machines, thereby allowing experience driven management decisions.
- Operate typical machine shop equipment according to established operating procedures and in compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.
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How to Apply to the ProgramDomestic students should apply using a Conestoga College Program Application Form. This form can be obtained from any Conestoga College campus OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office OR by using the College website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms.
Send completed applications to:
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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
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