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Courses - September 2022

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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electrical Safety and Code
ELEC1640

Description:

This course will review safe working practices and procedures, and hazard awareness relevant to working with electricity. The application, scope, terms, rules, tables, and appendixes of the electrical code book will also be covered.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electrical Principles I
ELEC1850

Description:

This course will cover a basic understanding of electrical theory, electrical motors, and electrical controls. Topics will include quantities (watts, volts, amps, ohms), circuit characteristics, AC versus DC, magnetism/electromagnetism, interpretation of schematics and wiring diagrams, trade symbol usage, A/C and D/C motor types, motor parts and components.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electrical Practices I
ELEC1865

Description:

This course is designed to give students experience building and troubleshooting electrical circuits with a strong emphasis on safety. The student will develophands-on skills and be taught best practices when wire cutting, wire stripping, wire termination, installation methods, and using appropriate test equipment. Practical projects will focus on industrial motors and control circuits.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Trade Calculations
MATH1665

Description:

This course is an applications oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and geometry to solve trade related problems. This course is designed to develop a proficiency in trade mathematics necessary for subsequent courses.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mechanical Principles I
MILL1390

Description:

This course will cover identification and use of hand and machine tools, and materials and fasteners. It will also cover the basics of lubrication.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mechanical Practices I
MILL1400

Description:

The students will be given an opportunity in this course to apply the basic mechanical principles through the completion of a variety of shop assignments.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Maintenance Strategies
MTNC1150

Description:

In this course we will focus on maintenance strategies to ensure that physical assets (machines) can safely and repeatedly operate to their designed specifications. Discussions on how the assets are used, how they are likely to fail, the consequence of failure, and identifying maintenance tactics will be used to enhance the learning.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR1020

Description:

This series of modules will prepare students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Coop Advisor. Students will familiarize themselves with the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace regarding social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and examine available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Generic CAD (2D)
DRWG1685

Description:

This course introduces the student to the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) as applied in the millwright trade. Students will be required to produce two dimensional detail and assembly drawings in a 2D environment. The knowledge and skills gained in this course enhances the learner's ability to troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by increasing the ability to visualize parts and components spatially. Working with the software, students create fully dimensioned orthographic and isometric drawings of mechanical components.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Programmable Logic Controllers I
ELEC1670

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to the functions and uses of PLC units, the advantages and limitations of PLC’s, the basics of ladder logic, and different types of instruction sets.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC1640 AND ELEC1850 AND ELEC1860
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Electrical Applications in Automation and Robotics I
ELEC1680

Description:

This course will introduce students to types and applications of sensors including temperature, force, motion, flow and level. The course will also cover typical schematics and wiring diagrams, and an introduction to NC controls.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC1640 AND ELEC1850 AND ELEC1860
  • CoRequisites:

Instrumentation
INST1060

Description:

In this course we will explain common terms used in instrumentation systems; work with the SI and Imperial system of measurement for pressure and temperature; convert between the four temperature scales; describe the operation of thermocouples, thermistors, and RTD’s; install, connect, and test thermocouples, thermistors, and RTD’s; determine the accuracy of pressure measuring equipment; explain the operation,construction and applications of typical industrial pressure sensors; Identify ISA instrumentation symbols and draw basic process and Instrumentation diagrams.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mechanical Applications in Automation and Robotics I
MILL1410

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to automated, robotic, and transfer systems, including the safety and guarding, limiting, gearing, drives, and pneumatic and hydraulic sensors used in those systems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MILL1380 OR MTNC1150 AND MILL1390 AND MILL1400
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Rigging and Hoisting
MILL1440

Description:

This course will cover correct lifting and hoisting procedures including machine moving, and the inspection, maintenance, and safe use of all related rigging and hoisting equipment.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: MILL1380 OR MTNC1150
  • CoRequisites:

Safety in the Workplace
OHS1320

Description:

This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself within a variety of employment settings. Through the units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of general Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while employed. As well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their employers.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Welding I
WELD1085

Description:

This level 1 course will develop knowledge and ability to set up and operate oxy-fuel and arc welding equipment to, where applicable, weld, braze, solder and cut, safely and to specifications. This course is delivered with both theory and hands-on skills components. Demonstrations of other shop equipment will also be delivered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 3

Course Details

Co-op Work Term (Electro-Mechanical Maintenance)
COOP1580

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 4

Course Details

Electrical Principles II
ELEC2060

Description:

This course will cover higher voltage circuits, the use of appropriate test equipment and instrumentation, constructing and solving of A/C and D/C circuits, wiring of operating circuits, and troubleshooting A/C and D/C circuits.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC1850
  • CoRequisites:

Electrical Practices II
ELEC2140

Description:

This course will cover A/C and D/C control circuits, safety devices, overload protection, and Variable Frequency Drives. Students will wire controls and connect various A/C and D/C motors and equipment, installation methods and troubleshoot control systems and motors.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electrical Code II
ELEC2360

Description:

This course will further enhance the students ability to utilize the Canadian electrical code (CEC). We will cover CEC requirements for installations of lighting, fire alarms, emergency systems, fuses, breakers, control systems, storage batteries, service motors, and specific load calculations for buildings.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mechanical Principles II
MILL2110

Description:

This course will cover power transmission, bearings and seals, alignment and leveling, conveyor systems, pumps and valves, compressors, fans, blowers and turbines, and material handling systems.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MILL1390
  • CoRequisites:

Mechanical Practices II
MILL2120

Description:

The students will complete a series of shop assignments and exercises covering the assembly, maintenance and troubleshooting of the equipment and systems studied in Mechanical Principles – II.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MILL1400
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 5

Course Details

Industrial Electronics
ELCN2010

Description:

Students will be introduced to basic electronic components used in the Industrial workplace. The function of the diode, NPN/PNP transistor, gates, and operational amplifiers, as a part of control systems will be studied, as well as SCRs, TRIACs and unijunction transistors (UJTs). Students will be tasked with hands on troubleshooting procedures to test and ensure proper repairs of many electronic circuits that are employed in industry.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Programmable Logic Controllers II
ELEC2270

Description:

This course covers the higher levels of logic and programming, the conversion of electrical schematics to programmable logic format. Students will design and program simple control systems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELEC1670 OR ELEC1920
  • CoRequisites:

Electrical Applications in Automation and Robotics II
ELEC2380

Description:

This course will include advanced study of robotic controls, inductive and capacitive sensors, and opto-electronic devices. The integration of programming with circuits, and automated systems and PLC integration with mechanical systems will also be covered.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Field Placement (Millwright and Maintenance)
FPLT1120

Description:

This Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) experience combines hands-on, field-specific and academically-relevant instruction and workplace experience with work-ready skills, such as communication, problem solving and teamwork, to enhance employment readiness and long-term career success. This WIL experience includes 14 hours of online preparation and reflection, as well as 49 hours in a formal work environment at an industry partner’s facility. Students will participate in onsite orientation, health and safety training, as well as one-to-one partnering with a licensed journeyperson at the industry partner’s facility.

  • Hours: 63
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: OHS1320 AND OHS8320
  • CoRequisites:

Mechanical Applications in Automation and Robotics II
MILL2160

Description:

This course will focus on troubleshooting automated systems, and the integration of mechanical systems with sensors, programming circuits, electrical, and PLC controls.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Welding II
WELD2130

Description:

This level 2 course will further develop knowledge and ability to set up and operate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick) welding equipment, safely and to specifications. The Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) processes will also be studied. Additional theory will review quality and defects, the effects of expansion and contraction on weldments, types of weld joints and welding symbols. This course is delivered with both theory and hands-on skills components. Demonstrations of other shop equipment will also be delivered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD1085 OR WELD2030
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program outcomes

  1. Select, use, modify and maintain machinery, tools, and equipment for the installation, manufacturing, and repair of basic mechanical components.
  2. Use typical workshop practices appropriately to fabricate mechanical components and assemble electrical components to complete electromechanical and automation projects.
  3. Interpret and prepare electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics to complete electromechanical and automation projects.
  4. Select and use test equipment and methods to assess a variety of electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
  5. Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure they function according to specifications
  6. Apply fundamental mathematical concepts and scientific principles to solve electrical, mechanical and automation problems.
  7. Maintain and troubleshoot automated equipment including robotic systems.
  8. Develop documentation and procedures, including frequency, tools and activities, for preventative maintenance on industrial equipment.
  9. Use appropriate technologies to support the implementation of electromechanical, manufacturing, and automation projects.
  10. Perform all work in compliance with relevant law, policies, codes, regulations, safety procedures, sustainability principles, quality assurance and standard organizational practices and procedures.