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Courses - January 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Communication Essentials
COMM1365

Description:

This course introduces students to the verbal and written communication skills required for success in their future studies and in the workplace. Students will learn to share information in a clear and professional manner both orally and in writing. Students will develop active listening skills and learn to interpret common workplace documents and texts.

  • 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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Engineering Drawing and Sketching
DRWG1435

Description:

The ability to accurately and efficiently read blueprints is a vital skill in many fields. Students will learn to apply the principles of orthographic projection, reading and interpreting drawings, the use of drawing instruments along with basic design concepts and key terminology relevant to interpreting blueprints.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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SolidWorks I
DRWG1475

Description:

Three-dimensional models are central to computer-aided design and manufacturing and widely used in many applied technical fields. Students will use a computer aided design program to generate 3-D models and drawings that can easily be viewed in real time to provide clear communications. An emphasis will be placed on productivity, power, and design collaboration.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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AutoCad
DRWG1655

Description:

Drawing and Dimensioning is a critical part of communicating design requirements, visualization, and limits of acceptance the production industry. In this course the students will learn the skills necessary to create working drawings in multiple views and Bills of Material from existing CAD design concepts into formal documentation, in accordance with industry standards, that support fabrication and quality control. This course will explore advanced dimensioning techniques, blocks with attribute definitions, external references, basic system customization, advanced drawing and editing tools.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Processes of Manufacturing
MANU1270

Description:

Students will examine various manufacturing production processes in this course. Aspects of metal forming and shaping, machining, welding, mold making, 3D printing, casting, assembly, and coatings will be used to show students the effects of design choices on manufacturing costs and process planning. Upon completion of this course, students will have a fundamental knowledge of design process, manufacturing costs, equipment, and facilities required for common manufacturing processes.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Workplace Safety
OHS1500

Description:

This course introduces students to occupational health and safety legislated requirements for the workplace. Students will learn the main components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the rights and responsibilities of workplace parties and application of three fundamental rights of workers. Students will explore issues associated with workplace violence, harassment, accident response, and the legal requirements for WHMIS. Students will learn how to identify hazards and assess the risk. Students will apply their knowledge of health and safety legislation to a workplace to assess compliance. Students will be introduced to WSIB and understand importance of reporting injuries.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Level 2

Course Details

Career Launch
CDEV1820

Description:

This course prepares students to conduct an effective job search. Students will explore labour market trends to uncover the hidden job market. Students will learn to identify their transferable skills and market them effectively. They will create targeted resumes and cover letters aimed at employers in their field. Students will learn strategies to communicate their skills effectively in an interview. They will explore the skills, attitudes and expectations needed to successfully transition into the workplace. Throughout the duration of this course, a personalized job search plan will be created to support their future career goals.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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Document Management and Security
COMP1896

Description:

In this course, students will focus on document management techniques that support modern best practices. Through document management software, students will demonstrate cross-functional team project exercises to maintain document structure, versioning, and stakeholder access.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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SolidWorks II
DRWG1615

Description:

Three-dimensional models are central to computer-aided design and manufacturing and widely used in many applied technical fields. Students will use a computer aided design program to generate 3-D drawings that can easily be viewed in real time to help with clients communications. An emphasis will be placed on productivity, power, and community.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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SolidWorks Cloud Collaboration
DRWG1665

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to interpret and create engineering drawings using AutoCAD. 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: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Design Integration
DSGN1540

Description:

In this course, students will integrate various manufacturing processes with basic design elements to solve common industrial challenges. SolidWorks will be used to demonstrate how design intent and properly selected manufacturing processes can mitigate risk in manufacturing.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Project Management and MicroSoft Project
MGMT1205

Description:

This course focuses on integrating the fundamental principles of project management using MS Project. Students will explore how the principles of Project Management are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle, as well as the processes related to successful project management. In this course, students will examine how MS Project can be used to aid in tasks related to complex projects that often involve multiple functional teams and departments.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Program outcomes

  1. Communicate clearly and concisely in written and oral form using appropriate formal and informal vocabulary and formats.
  2. Demonstrate professional conduct which adheres to current professional standards and expectations.
  3. Interpret and prepare various types of drawings and other related technical documents that support development, manufacturing and installation in sectors such as mechanical, design and architecture.
  4. Use current and emerging technologies, such as CADD, to support the implementation of projects.
  5. Contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  6. Complete all work using best practices in workplaces to maintain standardization and ensure industry compliance.