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Courses - September 2024

Level 1

Course details

Business Communication and Technical Writing
COMM8171

Description: The course is designed to teach students business communications and technical writing skills. Emphasis is placed on analyzing audience, determining purpose, and ordering ideas effectively for various written communications such as letters, memoranda, meeting agenda and minutes, and technical and business reports in the trade environment. As well, all students are expected to participate in group work throughout the semester and are expected to give oral presentations. Students will also learn how to deal with customer service in a construction environment. The course material is focused to most administrative, supervisory and managerial positions.
  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Document Management for Manufacturing
COMP8231

Description:

Students in this course will learn how to utilize collaborative management software to support cross functional team project work. An emphasis will be placed on functionality and best practices around document structure, versioning and stakeholder access. Project work will focus on document management techniques that support Canadian best practices.

  • 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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Drafting and Modeling in Autodesk
DRWG8290

Description:

This course provides students with the skills and techniques required to produce mechanical models in the Autodesk Suite. Students will learn to create sketches, models, assemblies, and drawings using industry standard formats and best practices for efficiency and accuracy using Autodesk.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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SolidWorks for Mechanical Design
DRWG8300

Description:

This course provides students with the skills and techniques required to produce mechanical models in SolidWorks. Students will learn to create sketches, models, assemblies, and drawings using industry standard formats and best practices for efficiency and accuracy using SolidWorks.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Cloud-Based Design Applications
DRWG8310

Description:

This course explores cloud-based modeling applications commonly used in industry for mechanical modeling and design. Students will learn to create simple models and drawings in a variety of cloud-based applications. Strengths, weaknesses, and appropriate applications of the different applications will be explored.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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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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Level 2

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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CAD Infrastructure Planning and Support
COMP8260

Description:

This course explores the selection and maintenance of CAD infrastructure and best practices for the successful selection and implementation of Product Data Management (PDM), Product Life Management (PLM) and CAD software in an engineering design organization. Strategies for analyzing organizational requirements and software options will be discussed, along with project planning and change management practices to facilitate system adoption. Best practices for maintaining PDM, PLM, and CAD software will also be discussed.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8290 OR DRWG8300 OR DRWG8310
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3D Design and Visualization in Autodesk
DRWG8320

Description:

This course builds on students' learning from Drafting and Modeling in Autodesk to progress to alternate modeling tools that more effectively support 3D modeling within the Autodesk Suite. Students will learn to generate complex assemblies, animations, and renders of models.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8290
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Advanced SolidWorks
DRWG8330

Description:

This course builds on students' learning from SolidWorks for Mechanical Design to explore more complex designs and representations. Students will learn to model complex assemblies and to produce renderings and animations.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8300
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Integrated Project – Design and Drafting Management
DRWG8340

Description:

In this course, students will complete a semester-long capstone project to bring together the skills and knowledge gained through the program to complete a simulated comprehensive Product Data Management (PDM) and CAD system selection and implementation, and to create a professional portfolio of CAD products. Students will work in groups to analyze organizational needs, select an appropriate system, and develop a plan to implement the system. They will also work independently to produce a personal portfolio.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8290 OR DRWG8300
  • CoRequisites: COMP8260 AND MGMT8475

Engineering Design Project Management
MGMT8475

Description:

This course will provide students will the knowledge and skills required to lead an engineering design project. Students will learn project management best practices and techniques, and will explore their applications in the context of an engineering design activity.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP8231
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Management and Leadership Essentials
MGMT8761

Description: In this course, students will enhance their understanding of leadership and management approaches in Canadian organizations. Emphasis on developing effective management strategies including, professional communication, planning, decision making, conflict resolution, effective team building and navigating change. Key concepts include professionalism, adaptability, boundaries and resourcefulness.
  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Create accurate engineering models and drawing documents using a variety of common industry CAD software to meet the requirements of an engineering or production environment.
  2. Generate accurate and visually appealing multimedia representations of engineering models for a variety of audiences.
  3. Communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders to make recommendations and support the successful completion of an engineering design project.
  4. Lead modeling teams through all stages of the drafting and design process to contribute to the success of an engineering organization.
  5. Apply industry standard practices and processes to create, manage, and review engineering project documentation.
  6. Manage CAD projects effectively using industry best practices through the entire project lifecycle to meet the operational goals of an engineering or production environment.
  7. Recommend appropriate CAD solutions to meet a company’s design requirements.
  8. Configure and manage a cloud-based CAD project management system effectively to support team design operations.