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Courses - January 2022

Level 1

Course Details

ArtiosCAD I
COMP8161

Description:

The student will learn the use of ArtiosCAD to develop packaging design concepts. The student will be able to design corrugated and paperboard containers to industry standard designs employing CAD software.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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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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Structural Design - Paperboard
DSGN8191

Description:

This course will cover the physical properties and attributes of paperboard as well as the different manufacturing processes involved in the manufacture of a paperboard container. Through the application of this knowledge in ArtiosCAD, students will be able to develop and create effective packaging systems for relevant products.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Structural Design - Rigid Containers
DSGN8201

Description:

This course will cover the physical properties and attributes of various rigid packaging forms as well as the different manufacturing processes involved in the manufacture of rigid containers. Through the application of this knowledge in ArtiosCAD, students will be able to develop and create effective packaging systems for relevant products.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Structural Design - Corrugated
DSGN8211

Description:

This course will cover the physical properties and attributes of corrugated packaging as well as the different manufacturing processes involved in the manufacture of a corrugated container. Load unitizing and load stabilization methods will be thoroughly discussed. Through the application of this knowledge in computer aided software, students will be able to develop and create effective packaging systems for relevant products.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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The Packaging Manufacturing Industry, Product Protection and Costing
IENG8001

Description:

In this course students will learn about the sectors that make up the packaging manufacturing industry, including manufacturing methods used and their importance in industry. This course will also cover effective and accurate methods used in industry to calculate manufacturing costs of packaging materials. Factors that contribute to the production cost, such as labour and raw materials, will be discussed. An in-depth analysis of hazards to which packaging systems are exposed will be conducted. Students will apply their knowledge of these hazards to the development of innovative packaging that effectively protects the product for which it is designed, while at the same time considering sustainability and the environment.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Lean Six Sigma
QUAL8180

Description:

This course will provide students with specific tools that can be extremely effective in managing and leading continuous improvement across all functions of an organization. Students will also be provided with effective methods to communicate at all levels of the organization to gain support for the types of changes that result from continuous improvement implementations and to drive increased employee engagement.This course will demonstrate how two complementary continual improvement philosophies have been combined to provide a methodology that achieves rapid improvements in customer satisfaction, cost, quality and process speed. Through the application of a structured approach students will learn how to reduce waste, minimize defects and eliminate non-value-added activities in any manufacturing or transactional process

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
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Level 2

Course Details

ArtiosCAD II
COMP8210

Description:

The student will explore the use of 3D modeling and animation in the design process as it applies to the packaging industry.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Structural Design - Flexible Containers
DSGN8221

Description:

This course will cover the physical properties and attributes of various flexible packaging forms as well as the different manufacturing processes involved in the manufacture of flexible containers. Emphasis will be given to laminate structures and their application in the food industry. The student will apply this knowledge to develop and create effective packaging systems for relevant products.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Packaging Testing Technology
IENG8011

Description:

This course will use testing technology and methods commonly used by industry, to develop in the student the skills necessary to describe the specific characteristics of different packaging systems. The student will also learn to select appropriate testing technology and methods for specific packaging applications.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Packaging Regulations, Specifications and Supply Chain
IENG8021

Description:

The Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and the Food and Drug Act will be studied. Students will develop the skills required to develop packaging specifications that meet current regulations, as part of the product development process. The course will describe the flow of packaging materials, from manufacturing to the final customer, providing an understanding of the entire supply chain. Students will investigate the impact to the environment and sustainability using different tools.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
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New Packaging Development, Trends and Innovation
IENG8031

Description:

This course will cover in detail the process followed in industry to develop new packaging materials and systems, from concept to market. It will describe different approaches to innovation such as, closed an open innovation. An analysis of current trends in packaging for different sectors of industry will be conducted.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Introduction to Project Management
MGMT8550

Description:

This course provides the tools to manage and monitor the progress of complex projects across cross-functional teams of employees in multiple departments. The project management tools include clear definition of goals, outlining specific tasks and components, status reporting, the use of MS Project, and holding employees accountable for completion of project milestones. This managerial skill will help establish priorities and effectively manage projects to drive business results.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Apply the principles of mathematics and science to analyze and solve complex technical problems related to packaging engineering technology
  2. Evaluate the characteristics, attributes, manufacturing processes, systems and technologies associated with packaging materials through the application of engineering principles and practices.
  3. Design protective packaging systems and processes that address hazards encountered in product distribution and meet market and customer demands.
  4. Solve management, technology and applied engineering problems using modeling and design packaging software.
  5. Apply packaging testing techniques to different packaging materials and systems.
  6. Recommend improvements to processes and products through the examination of distribution, logistics, operations and the regulatory and business environments.
  7. Act upon decision tools and methods and support the action taken using effective verbal and written communication skills.