Construction Techniques (Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical, and Carpentry)

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Courses - May 2023

Level 1

Course Details

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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Introduction to Print Reading
DRWG1375

Description:

In this course, students are introduced to the basic principles of drafting and blueprint reading, including how to read basic construction drawings.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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Masonry Theory
MASO1120

Description:

In this course, students will be introduced to the field of masonry by studying the background of the trade as well as common hand and power tools used by a brick and stone mason. Residential, industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors will be discussed along with approaches needed to complete small scale masonry projects.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Masonry Practice
MASO1485

Description:

In this course students will apply the concepts studied in Masonry Theory and through hands-on practice in a shop environment, complete small scale masonry projects. Additionally, students will be instructed on the proper use of common masonry tools encountered on a construction site.

  • Hours: 77
  • Credits: 4
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Math for Construction
MATH1710

Description:

This course will enable the student to apply basic mathematics to solve trade-related problems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Plumbing Theory
PLMB1060

Description:

In this course students will be introduced to the plumbing field by studying the background of the trade as well as common hand and power tools used by a plumber. The residential sector will be the focus of this module along with approaches needed to complete small scaled plumbing projects.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Plumbing Practice
PLMB1077

Description:

Through hands-on practice in a shop environment, students will apply the concepts studied in Plumbing Theory by completing small scale plumbing projects. Students will be instructed on the proper use of common tools encountered on a construction site specifically related to the plumbing trade.

  • Hours: 77
  • Credits: 4
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Level 2

Course Details

Carpentry Theory
CARP1500

Description:

In this course students will be introduced to the field of carpentry by studying the history, origins and background of the carpentry trade. Common hand and power tools used in carpentry in the residential, industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors will be discussed along with approaches needed to complete small scaled carpentry projects. Topics include: quality, craftsmanship, career opportunities in carpentry, skills and knowledge needed to be a successful carpenter and the industry expectations for entry into the field.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Carpentry Practice
CARP1515

Description:

In this course students will apply the theory studied in Carpentry Theory in a shop environment, through hands on practice and by completing small scale carpentry projects. Students will be instructed on the proper use of common carpentry tools such as circular saws and hand planes; and stationary tools like table saws. Students will practice safe use of the common tools encountered on a construction site specifically related to the carpentry field. In addition, students will complete drawings/specifications and apply math/problem solving skills typically encountered in the carpentry trade to solve common carpentry problems. Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.

  • Hours: 77
  • Credits: 4
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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Computer Applications
COMP1358

Description:

This course will enable the student to create basic documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and websites and describe industry related apps. The student will also use technology to locate industry health and safety legislation, and training and certifications required in the construction industry. Prior to this course, the student is expected to have a basic level of computer usage experience including navigating a Windows environment and manipulating files.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Residential Electrical Theory
ELEC1800

Description:

Students will be introduced to the electrical field by studying the background of the trade as well as common hand and power tools used by an electrician. The residential sector will be the focus of this module along with approaches needed to complete small scale electrical projects.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Residential Electrical Practice
ELEC1817

Description:

In this course, students will have an opportunity to install various residential devices and practice residential wiring techniques. The students will also have the opportunity to install basic electrical circuits, and various wiring methods. An emphasis will be placed on the proper and safe use of tools and testing equipment, as well as standard safety procedures.

  • Hours: 77
  • Credits: 4
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Program outcomes

  1. Identify and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the construction field.
  2. Identify and adhere to established health and safety practices.
  3. Perform all construction tasks in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and ethical practices in the construction field.
  4. Work in accordance with established sustainability practices*.
  5. Collaborate with a range of tradespersons and project stakeholders* to maintain effective working relationships.
  6. Communicate technical information to a variety of clients, supervisors and tradespersons to participate in the successful completion of construction projects*.
  7. Identify and use industry-specific technologies to support construction projects*.
  8. Solve on-site trade-related construction problems using mathematical equations and geometric concepts.
  9. Select, maintain and safely operate hand and power tools and equipment used in the building construction trades.
  10. Assist in the preparation of project estimates.
  11. Assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring tasks at construction sites.