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Courses - September 2023

Level 1

Course details

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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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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Autodesk for 3D Printing I
DRWG1725

Description:

This course will introduce students to the skills required to model simple 3D objects and configure them for printing in the Autodesk suite. Students will learn to interpret engineering drawings created in the Autodesk suite. This course will begin with basic engineering drafting skills of mechanical parts and progress to more complex parts. Students will gain knowledge of the creation of various objects within the Autodesk suite of programs. The main areas of study are system customization, drawing and editing tools, and dimensioning techniques with a focus on 3D printing.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Onshape I
DRWG1735

Description:

This course will introduce students to the skills required to model 3D objects and configure them for additive printing using Onshape. Students will learn to create accurate and fully defined sketches, produce solid part models, relate parts in assemblies and generate geometry in technical drawings. This course will emphasize engineering drafting skills of mechanical parts and progress to more complex parts. Students will gain knowledge of the creation of various objects within Onshape. The main areas of study are system customization, drawing, editing, dimensioning techniques, within the perspective of producing models optimized for additive printing.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Additive Manufacturing I
MECH1960

Description:

This course offers an in-depth introduction to additive manufacturing (AM), covering its history, advantages, limitations, and a comparison with traditional manufacturing. Students will explore various AM processes, materials, and equipment, gaining practical knowledge of 3D modeling, slicing, machine setup, post-processing, troubleshooting, and quality control. The course also investigates AM applications in various industries such as aerospace, medical, automotive, and more. By the end of the course, students will have a good understanding of AM and its diverse industrial applications.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Project Management for Distributed Teams
MGMT1345

Description:

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of project management and how they can be applied in a distributed team environment. Students will learn 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. Options for cloud-based tools to facilitate the project management process will be explored, and strategies for collaboration and communication with distributed project teams will be discussed.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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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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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
DIMM1030

Description:

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a system for defining and communicating engineering tolerances. Students will experience how this course will extend basic drafting skills knowledge to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and application of symbols to drawings, measurements, and quality control.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Autodesk for 3D Printing II
DRWG1745

Description:

This course will further develop students' proficiency in utilizing Autodesk software to model intricate 3D objects and prepare them for 3D printing. Participants will enhance their ability to interpret engineering blueprints, enabling them to craft more intricate forms using the Autodesk suite. The course will place a strong emphasis on honing mechanical part design skills, progressing from simple to intricate components. Students will acquire expertise in crafting a diverse range of objects using Autodesk software. The primary areas of focus will include customizing software settings, utilizing drawing and editing tools, employing dimensioning techniques, and delving into the applications of 3D printing.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG1725
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Onshape II
DRWG1755

Description:

This course will enhance students' skills in modeling, assembling and drawing 3D objects and configure them for additive printing using Onshape. Students will build upon their foundational knowledge to increase speed and efficiency using sketches, advanced part models, complex assemblies and technical drawings. Students will progress their engineering drafting skills with mechanical parts to more complex parts and assemblies. The main areas of study are drawing, editing, dimensioning techniques within the perspective of producing models optimized for additive printing.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG1735
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Entrepreneurship for Industrial Design
ENTR1120

Description:

In this course, students will explore the fundamentals of industrial entrepreneurship including how to identify a product or service and develop a business model. Students will explore the practices of product development, market research, and financial management. This course fosters a creative and problem-solving mindset, empowering students to navigate the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship in today's competitive landscape. Students will gain the essential tools and entrepreneurial skills required to turn their ideas into successful, sustainable businesses.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Additive Manufacturing II
MECH1970

Description:

This course will build on students' learning from Additive Manufacturing I to explore current best practices for additive manufacturing. Students will learn to design and print more complex 3D printed components and assemblies according to form and functional requirements.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH1960
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Resource Planning for Additive Manufacturing
MGMT1355

Description:

In this course students will learn to apply operations management techniques for resource allocation, optimization, and tracking to plan for the design and manufacturing of 3D printed products. Best practices for organizing materials, tools, information, and other forms of resources will be discussed in context of running a small business.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MGMT1345
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Program outcomes

  1. Communicate clearly and concisely to convey technical and non-technical information and documents to a variety of stakeholders.
  2. Collaborate professionally with diverse teams to support the development and maintenance of positive working relationships and inclusive team environments
  3. Prepare various types of drawings and other related technical documents that support the development, manufacturing, and production of additive manufactured components and parts that comply with industry standards.
  4. Use current and emerging technologies, including computer-aided design and drafting software, to support the implementation of additive manufacturing projects.
  5. Contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements for additive manufacturing.
  6. Complete all work using best practices in workplaces to maintain standardization and ensure industry compliance.