Mechanical Technician - General Machinist
(Optional Co-op)

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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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Mechanical Engineering Drawings
DRWG1330

Description:

This course provides the student with the necessary skills to read shop-related blueprints. The student will be able to transfer dimensioned information to measurements on a workpiece, identify the features of a workpiece by interpreting a two or three view mechanical drawing, sketch to scale the three principle views of a workpiece or a pictorial view, and demonstrate layout procedures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Precision Machining Theory I
MACH1940

Description:

This course will introduce students to the theory involved in the safe and efficient operation of conventional machine tools used in a manufacturing environment as well as the application of metallurgy, metrology and industrial safety regulations.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Precision Machining Practice I
MACH1955

Description:

This course will introduce the student to hands on machining processes and applications involved in the safe operation of machine tools.

  • Hours: 154
  • Credits: 8
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Applied Technical Mathematics
MATH1040

Description:

This course will provide an understanding of terminology, basic concepts and applications of algebra, geometry and introductory trigonometry in solving technical problems pertaining to metal machining. The fundamentals of International System of Units (SI) will be discussed to assist students in developing a functional knowledge of the metric system. Students will perform occupational calculations in the Imperial and Metric systems to solve technical problems and will read and interpret data pertaining to metal machining.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • 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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CNC Manual Programming
MACH1165

Description:

This course introduces the student to manual CNC programming. Students will be required to produce CNC turning/machining center programs then verify programs utilizing CNC simulation software and CNC machine tools.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Precision Machining Theory II
MACH1965

Description:

This course continues with precision theory for general machining and tool and die. Advanced turning, milling and grinding theory as well as the principles involved in metal cutting will allow the student to machine complex components.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MACH1940 AND MACH1955
  • CoRequisites:

Precision Machining Practice II
MACH1975

Description:

This course continues with advanced practice for general machining and tool and die. Advanced turning, milling and grinding processes will be utilized to allow the student to machine complex components.

  • Hours: 140
  • Credits: 7
  • Pre-Requisites: MACH1940 AND MACH1955
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 3

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I (Mechanical Technician)
COOP2285

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

Co-op Work Term II (Mechanical Technician)
COOP2295

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 5

Course Details

CAD/CAM Basic
DRWG2280

Description:

This course introduces the student to CNC programming utilizing a CAD/CAM system. Students will be required to produce CNC Turning Center and CNC Milling Center and Wire EDM 2D programs, and also demonstrate the proven program using CAD/CAM simulation software.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MACH1165
  • CoRequisites:

Advanced Machining Theory I
MACH2190

Description:

This course compliments and builds on the Precision Machining and Practice II course. Advanced machining and measuring processes

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Machining Practice I
MACH2200

Description:

This course provides the student with a practical application of specialized machines and accessories for the manufacture of components

  • Hours: 168
  • Credits: 8
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 6

Course Details

CAD/CAM Advanced
DRWG2290

Description:

In this course the student will build on the fundamental CAD/CAM concepts, and will be introduced to three dimension model construction and 3D procedures applied to CNC.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG2280
  • CoRequisites:

CAD Solid Modelling
DRWG2301

Description:

This course introduces the fundamental elements of parametric solid modeler. Students will generate solid model, drawings and assemblies utilizing engineering drawing practices including the use of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) as well as engineering fits and allowances.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Machining Theory II
MACH2210

Description:

This course compliments and builds on the Precision Machining and Theory III course. The set up and functions of CNC controls will be tied in with the process of quality control and assurance.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Machining Practice II
MACH2220

Description:

This course provides the student with a practical application of specialized machines and accessories for the manufacture of components including technical data; CNC Wire EDM, CNC lathe with live tooling. CNC mill 3+ axis to produce components.

  • Hours: 154
  • Credits: 8
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

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

Program outcomes

  1. Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
  2. Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  3. Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
  4. Apply sustainability best practices in workplaces.
  5. Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
  6. Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
  7. Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
  8. Perform technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
  9. Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications.
  10. Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.