Structural Steel Management and Detailing (Optional Co-op)

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About the Program

This dynamic two-year graduate certificate is designed to give students specialized and thorough training in the detailing, supply, fabrication and installation of steel structures including the management and coordination of projects. The training is directly related to industry standards and working practices within North America and will enable students to develop detailed drawing, analytical and communication skills for the structural steel industry. Students will learn CAD skills, building information modelling (BIM), building code requirements, specifications and estimating to assist them with challenging projects. Faculty are highly qualified specialists with current and relevant field experience. The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term which replaces the Career Management course.

This program is available to be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Courses will be scheduled in the afternoon and early evening to facilitate students who wish to take the program on a part-time basis while currently employed. Courses may also be scheduled to be delivered on Saturdays. Admission is available in January only. Bridging opportunities are available for trades.

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at ssmd@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (also available part-time)
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: January
First-Year Capacity: 25

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Applying to the Co-op Stream

Co-op Information

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2019-2020 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Non Co-op Program Fees

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2019 / 2020) for Structural Steel Management and Detailing - Program # 1477g

Cambridge - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $135.00
Program Services Fee $0.00 $185.67
Capital Development Fee $0.00 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $0.00 $3939.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $0.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $0.00 $3.50
Locker Fee $0.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $0.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $0.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $0.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00
Session Total $323.00 $4576.00
Year Total   $4899.00
Cambridge - Winter 2020 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Program Services Fee $185.67 $185.67
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3939.00 $3939.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $120.00 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $4912.41 $4576.00
Year Total   $9488.41

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2019 / 2020) for
Structural Steel Management and Detailing - Program # 1477g


Cambridge - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
International Program Tuition $0.00 $6250.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $135.00
Program Services Fee $0.00 $185.67
Capital Development Fee $0.00 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $0.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $0.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $0.00 $3.50
Locker Fee $0.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $0.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $0.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $0.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00
Session Total $823.00 $7262.00
Year Total   $8085.00

Cambridge - Winter 2020 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Winter 2020 Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Program Services Fee $185.67 $185.67
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $120.00 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $335.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $8183.41 $7512.00
Year Total   $15695.41

Co-op Program Fees

Optional Co-op Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2019 / 2020) for Structural Steel Management and Detailing (Optional Co-op) - Program # 1477C

Cambridge - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $135.00
Program Services Fee $0.00 $185.67
Capital Development Fee $0.00 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $0.00 $3939.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $0.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $0.00 $3.50
Locker Fee $0.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $0.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $0.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $0.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00
Session Total $323.00 $4576.00
Year Total   $4899.00
Cambridge - Spring 2020 Level 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Spring 2020
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00
Program Services Fee $185.67
Capital Development Fee $74.83
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3939.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ONE Card Fee $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00
Session Total $4692.11
Year Total $4692.11

Optional Co-op International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2019 / 2020) for
Structural Steel Management and Detailing (Optional Co-op) - Program # 1477C


Cambridge - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2019-01-07)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
International Program Tuition $0.00 $6250.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $135.00
Program Services Fee $0.00 $185.67
Capital Development Fee $0.00 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $0.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $0.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $0.00 $3.50
Locker Fee $0.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $0.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $0.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $0.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00
Session Total $823.00 $7262.00
Year Total   $8085.00

Cambridge - Spring 2020 Level 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00
Program Services Fee $185.67
Capital Development Fee $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI International Health Fee $165.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00
Session Total $7793.11
Year Total $7793.11

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Upon graduation, students may find jobs in the structural steel and steel fabrication industries as steel detailers, coordinators and project managers. Graduates of the program will be well sought after by the Steel Plus Network Inc., a North American network of steel fabricators and the members of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC).

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Non Co-op Course Details (1477G)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ARCH8010 Sketching and Graphics

Description: This course, by means of hand sketching, will offer graphic communications practice while providing concepts centered on two and three dimensional objects. It also involves studying the sub components of those objects including visible and hidden lines, points, surfaces or planes. Concepts of primary and auxiliary views, scale, measurement and dimension will complete the curriculum. Objects of study will include elements of structural steel assemblies, details and connection between members.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH8040 Shop Drawing Fundamentals

Description: This course will introduce all forms of communication available for use in translating and communicating the concepts presented in the ‘issued for construction' documents to those whom purchase, fabricate and erect the structural steel on site. Included will be an introduction to the format of and the information to be provided on part drawings, member drawings, assembly drawings and installation drawings along with associated digital files necessary to for controlling automated machinery and for populating management software
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CIVL8000 Steel Structures

Description: This course explores framing concepts, how load is generated and transferred through the structure, size selection and design of structural steel. Students learn the principles of economical framing and preparation of design drawings. Students will calculate the structural capacities of steel components.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM8170 Business Communication and Technical Writing

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CON0101 Conestoga 101

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:
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS8160 Building Construction

Description: In this course typical construction techniques for commercial, institutional and industrial projects will be explored including the associated relationship of structural steel to other component systems including building foundations and envelope, services such as plumbing, heating, ventilation, material handling and fire protection will be explored. Additional topics will include structural systems commonly used, corrosion protection and architecturally exposed steel common to the construction industry. Contract documents including specifications and design drawings will be introduced.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH8020 Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

Description: This course applies the mathematics of trigonometry and vectors to the analysis of statically determinant building structures. Students utilize Newtonian physics and the mechanics of rigid bodies to develop the concepts of static equilibrium and the free body diagram. These are used to analyze two dimensional structural building elements and their connections. The structural elements are idealized as simple beams, frames, cantilevered beams and trusses carrying point, uniformly distributed and linearly varying loads.
This course introduces the concept of mechanical stress and strain in materials. Students utilize the theory of mechanics to determine the stress and strain caused by load, failure capacities and deformations of axially loaded structural elements and bending members. The mechanical behavior of steel, material failure mechanisms and structural stability are explored
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ARCH8000 Computer Aided Design

Description: This course introduces the student to CAD software and its use in the production of drawings for structural steel fabrication and construction. The course includes the preparation, organization and management of drawing files as well as the commands and techniques necessary to prepare drawings efficiently and accurately. These skills will be applied in subsequent areas of study and future CAD/BIM courses.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH8020 BIM (Building Information Management)

Description: This course will compare and contrast techniques and concepts employed in the structural steel industry and by Building Information Management proponents. Software of both disciplines will be explored to understand the common functions and to enable transfer of information between platforms. Modeling techniques will form the basis for developing the individual's capability of managing model data in both platforms.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH8030 Detailing I

Description: This course content will advance knowledge and practice in the use of computer software and associated tools and resources used by the steel industry. Students will learn concepts of constructability in the process of modelling and detailing structural steel for projects destined for commercial, institutional and industrial customers.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CIVL8010 Connection Design and Applications

Description: This course explores standard connections as represented in the CISC Handbook used by the industry for beam to girder, girder and or beam to column and bracing connections utilizing bolts, welds and the combination of bolts and welds. Instruction will be given in the CISC Handbook to choose appropriate connections for the given shear, moment and pass though loads. The principal characteristics of bearing, moment and slip-resistant connections will be part of the course work.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CIVL8000, MATH8020
CoRequisites:

CONS8170 Estimating

Description: This course introduces the student to understanding the cost estimating process for building construction. Understanding the scope of an entire construction project and specifically the scope of structural steel and miscellaneous metals. The students are introduced to the estimating profession, gain appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of a steel estimator, coordinators, fabricators and site personnel. Estimating fundamentals and skills are gained through review of many aspects of structural steel buildings & miscellaneous steel projects.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS8180 Construction Documents (Contracts, Specifications and Issued for Construction Drawings)

Description: This is an introduction to several standard Canadian contract documents & procedures. Students will development the student's understanding of contracts and supporting associated documents and legal hierarchy associated with the construction documents. A detailed review of written specifications such as the General Conditions, Structural Steel, Miscellaneous Metals and other associated section is included. Students will learn the scope of steel & steel related construction to an overall building project. Including, what is critical to the successful completion of the supply, detailing, fabrication and installation of structural steel be identified and studied to allow for rapid recognition.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: COMM8170
CoRequisites:

Level 3
GCM8000 Career Management in Canada

Description: In this alternative to co-op students learn to establish career goals and objectives, build career management tools, identify appropriate career-related job opportunities, and acquire networking, self-marketing, job search, and interview skills for lifelong employment success. Students learn to develop workplace survival skills through an understanding of workplace structures and cultures, leadership roles, ethics and behaviours that will enable them to approach opportunities and challenges, and engage in the workforce both independently and in teams. Students will also acquire background knowledge of Canadian workplace history, legislation, and trends, which support a successful transition into the workforce. Students will gain an understanding of the business or industry sectors relevant to their academic studies as well as the potential job opportunities that support career success in the Canadian labour market.
Hours: 225
Credits: 15
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 4
ARCH8050 Advanced Shop Drawings

Description: This course will concentrate on complex structures and provide the opportunity to interpret and communicate via drawings and digital files. Survey and measurement techniques for managing critical details and dimensions for both shop and field assemblies with be explored
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH8040
CoRequisites:

ARCH8060 Detailing II

Description: This program will expand the individual's knowledge and efficiency in the use of computer software and associated tools and resources used by the steel industry to model and detail structural steel. It will further explore the transfer of data into and out of the applicable software as a means to support efficient management and delivery of structural steel projects.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH8030
CoRequisites:

ARCH8070 Capstone Team Project (SSMD)

Description: This team project will provide first hand opportunity for participants to experience the role of team lead, modelling, shop drawing production and checker plays in normal delivery of a project. Simulation interactions with personnel associated with all aspects of project delivery including estimator, purchaser, shop and field foremen and the project manager will be part of the project.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ARCH8040, CIVL8010, CONS8170
CoRequisites:

CONS8190 Contracts and Standard Code of Practice

Description: This course introduces the concepts and responsibilities of the company (employer) and those professionals associated with the project including a detailed analysis of the professional liability and corporate lability and associated safe guards and will include a detailed study of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) Code of Standard Practice.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: CONS8180
CoRequisites:

CONS8200 MRP Principles and Processes

Description: Students will be introduced to concepts in material resource planning (MPR) and their application in the structural steel fabrication management process including estimating, purchasing, document control, inventory, accounting, traceability and project sequencing. MPR software commonly used by steel fabricators will be explored as a preparation for use in conjunction with the capstone team project.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: CONS8170, CONS8180
CoRequisites:

MGMT8510 Project Management

Description: This course is intend to guide a student through the proven systematic system of project management. This will aid the student to understand, analyze, and manage the complexity of steel structure project and demonstrate this knowledge in the real world of the steel construction industry projects.
Students will be able to recognize, illustrate and employ the 10 knowledge areas and its associated 5 process group of project management system using the PMBOK as a guide.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Optional Co-op Course Details (1477C)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ARCH8010 Sketching and Graphics

Description: This course, by means of hand sketching, will offer graphic communications practice while providing concepts centered on two and three dimensional objects. It also involves studying the sub components of those objects including visible and hidden lines, points, surfaces or planes. Concepts of primary and auxiliary views, scale, measurement and dimension will complete the curriculum. Objects of study will include elements of structural steel assemblies, details and connection between members.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH8040 Shop Drawing Fundamentals

Description: This course will introduce all forms of communication available for use in translating and communicating the concepts presented in the ‘issued for construction' documents to those whom purchase, fabricate and erect the structural steel on site. Included will be an introduction to the format of and the information to be provided on part drawings, member drawings, assembly drawings and installation drawings along with associated digital files necessary to for controlling automated machinery and for populating management software
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CIVL8000 Steel Structures

Description: This course explores framing concepts, how load is generated and transferred through the structure, size selection and design of structural steel. Students learn the principles of economical framing and preparation of design drawings. Students will calculate the structural capacities of steel components.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM8170 Business Communication and Technical Writing

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CON0101 Conestoga 101

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:
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS8160 Building Construction

Description: In this course typical construction techniques for commercial, institutional and industrial projects will be explored including the associated relationship of structural steel to other component systems including building foundations and envelope, services such as plumbing, heating, ventilation, material handling and fire protection will be explored. Additional topics will include structural systems commonly used, corrosion protection and architecturally exposed steel common to the construction industry. Contract documents including specifications and design drawings will be introduced.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH8020 Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

Description: This course applies the mathematics of trigonometry and vectors to the analysis of statically determinant building structures. Students utilize Newtonian physics and the mechanics of rigid bodies to develop the concepts of static equilibrium and the free body diagram. These are used to analyze two dimensional structural building elements and their connections. The structural elements are idealized as simple beams, frames, cantilevered beams and trusses carrying point, uniformly distributed and linearly varying loads.
This course introduces the concept of mechanical stress and strain in materials. Students utilize the theory of mechanics to determine the stress and strain caused by load, failure capacities and deformations of axially loaded structural elements and bending members. The mechanical behavior of steel, material failure mechanisms and structural stability are explored
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ARCH8000 Computer Aided Design

Description: This course introduces the student to CAD software and its use in the production of drawings for structural steel fabrication and construction. The course includes the preparation, organization and management of drawing files as well as the commands and techniques necessary to prepare drawings efficiently and accurately. These skills will be applied in subsequent areas of study and future CAD/BIM courses.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH8020 BIM (Building Information Management)

Description: This course will compare and contrast techniques and concepts employed in the structural steel industry and by Building Information Management proponents. Software of both disciplines will be explored to understand the common functions and to enable transfer of information between platforms. Modeling techniques will form the basis for developing the individual's capability of managing model data in both platforms.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH8030 Detailing I

Description: This course content will advance knowledge and practice in the use of computer software and associated tools and resources used by the steel industry. Students will learn concepts of constructability in the process of modelling and detailing structural steel for projects destined for commercial, institutional and industrial customers.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CEPR8200 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This series of modules will prepare graduate certificate students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for their future careers. 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 deepening their awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will critically reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for co-op eligibility.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
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CIVL8010 Connection Design and Applications

Description: This course explores standard connections as represented in the CISC Handbook used by the industry for beam to girder, girder and or beam to column and bracing connections utilizing bolts, welds and the combination of bolts and welds. Instruction will be given in the CISC Handbook to choose appropriate connections for the given shear, moment and pass though loads. The principal characteristics of bearing, moment and slip-resistant connections will be part of the course work.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CIVL8000, MATH8020
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CONS8170 Estimating

Description: This course introduces the student to understanding the cost estimating process for building construction. Understanding the scope of an entire construction project and specifically the scope of structural steel and miscellaneous metals. The students are introduced to the estimating profession, gain appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of a steel estimator, coordinators, fabricators and site personnel. Estimating fundamentals and skills are gained through review of many aspects of structural steel buildings & miscellaneous steel projects.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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CONS8180 Construction Documents (Contracts, Specifications and Issued for Construction Drawings)

Description: This is an introduction to several standard Canadian contract documents & procedures. Students will development the student's understanding of contracts and supporting associated documents and legal hierarchy associated with the construction documents. A detailed review of written specifications such as the General Conditions, Structural Steel, Miscellaneous Metals and other associated section is included. Students will learn the scope of steel & steel related construction to an overall building project. Including, what is critical to the successful completion of the supply, detailing, fabrication and installation of structural steel be identified and studied to allow for rapid recognition.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: COMM8170
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Level 3
COOP8130 Co-op Work Term (Structural Steel Management and Detail)

Description: This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Through this course, students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic knowledge to develop specialized vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students' awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, improve their competencies in problem-solving and decision-making, further their application of professional judgement, hone their leadership skills (independently or as part of team), and enhance their capacity to critically analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV8200 or CEPR8200
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Level 4
ARCH8050 Advanced Shop Drawings

Description: This course will concentrate on complex structures and provide the opportunity to interpret and communicate via drawings and digital files. Survey and measurement techniques for managing critical details and dimensions for both shop and field assemblies with be explored
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH8040
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ARCH8060 Detailing II

Description: This program will expand the individual's knowledge and efficiency in the use of computer software and associated tools and resources used by the steel industry to model and detail structural steel. It will further explore the transfer of data into and out of the applicable software as a means to support efficient management and delivery of structural steel projects.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH8030
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ARCH8070 Capstone Team Project (SSMD)

Description: This team project will provide first hand opportunity for participants to experience the role of team lead, modelling, shop drawing production and checker plays in normal delivery of a project. Simulation interactions with personnel associated with all aspects of project delivery including estimator, purchaser, shop and field foremen and the project manager will be part of the project.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ARCH8040, CIVL8010, CONS8170
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CONS8190 Contracts and Standard Code of Practice

Description: This course introduces the concepts and responsibilities of the company (employer) and those professionals associated with the project including a detailed analysis of the professional liability and corporate lability and associated safe guards and will include a detailed study of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) Code of Standard Practice.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: CONS8180
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CONS8200 MRP Principles and Processes

Description: Students will be introduced to concepts in material resource planning (MPR) and their application in the structural steel fabrication management process including estimating, purchasing, document control, inventory, accounting, traceability and project sequencing. MPR software commonly used by steel fabricators will be explored as a preparation for use in conjunction with the capstone team project.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: CONS8170, CONS8180
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MGMT8510 Project Management

Description: This course is intend to guide a student through the proven systematic system of project management. This will aid the student to understand, analyze, and manage the complexity of steel structure project and demonstrate this knowledge in the real world of the steel construction industry projects.
Students will be able to recognize, illustrate and employ the 10 knowledge areas and its associated 5 process group of project management system using the PMBOK as a guide.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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