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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
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Computer Applications
COMP1220

Description:

This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use PC-based software. The learner will use Windows commands to manipulate files. The learner will communicate using word processing, spreadsheet, CAD and presentation software, and combinations of the three to prepare effective documentation.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • 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
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Math Fundamentals
MATH1740

Description:

This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve their basic arithmetic skills and also develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed to help the student bridge existing gaps between their current preparation and college level math.Topics include: fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percent, metric/imperial system and an introduction to algebra and trigonometry.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Physics I - Mechanics
PHYS1190

Description:

This course will give students a basic understanding of mechanics. Topics covered will include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power and fluids. The course includes laboratory exercises to enhance understanding of the lecture material.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Engineering Technology
TECH1000

Description:

This course is the first in a sequence of two courses that will introduce the student to a variety of engineering technology/technician programs at Conestoga and the career opportunities associated with them. Among the fields of study covered in this series of courses include are architecture-construction, civil, electrical/electronic/energy systems, mechanical, welding, computer and information technologies and various trades and apprenticeship programs. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of these various engineering technologies through independent study, field trip(s), lectures and participation in laboratories and hands-on activities.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Technology Foundations Workshop I
TECH1010

Description:

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop math and physics skills in a tutorial setting as a supplement to concurrent courses MATH1740 and PHYS1110. Through group work and individual assistance, students will review topics assigned in their math and physics courses, assessing their weaknesses and identifying strategies for success. Students will practice analyzing problems, calculating solutions and organizing their study routines.By researching and summarizing program and career paths in Engineering Technology students will identify Engineering Technology programs and careers that best suit their skills and interests. They will identify the requirements and procedures for admission to programs in Engineering Technology at Conestoga.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites: MATH1740 AND PHYS1110 OR PHYS1111 OR PHYS1190

Level 2

Course Details

Career Discovery
CDEV1840

Description:

This course focuses on career exploration and decision making. Students will evaluate their interests, values, skills and abilities through assessment tools and explore the labour market to identify employment trends aligned to their strengths. Effective communication strategies to aid success in the workplace will be covered. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized development plan to support their future career goals.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Math Fundamentals II
MATH1870

Description:

This course is a continuation of Mathematics Fundamentals I (MATH1740). Topics are chosen from algebra, exponentials, logarithms and trigonometry to provide an opportunity to develop and enhance the skills necessary for success in subsequent mathematics courses in technology. Selected topics are functions and their graphs, and trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Physics II
PHYS1120

Description:

As a continuation of Physics I, this course will examine more topics in physics. Topics will include current electricity, wave motion, optics, thermodynamics and mechanics in two dimensions. Understanding of the lecture material is enhanced through laboratory exercise.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Technology Foundations Workshop II
TECH1020

Description:

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop math and physics skills in a tutorial setting as a supplement to concurrent courses MATH1870 and PHYS1120. Through group work and individual assistance, students will review topics assigned in their math and physics courses, assessing their weaknesses and identifying strategies for success. Students will practices analyzing problems, computing solutions and organizing their study routines. Students will identify the requirements and procedures for admission or re-admission to a program in Engineering Technology at Conestoga and/or continuance in Technology Foundations.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites: MATH1870 AND PHYS1120

Introduction to Technology II
TECH1400

Description:

This course is a continuation of TECH1000 and will introduce the student to engineering technology programs at Conestoga and the career opportunities associated with them. These include the fields of mechanical, electrical/electronics, civil and architecture, IT and food processing technology. Opportunities in trades and apprenticeships will also be discussed. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of these various engineering technologies through independent study, lectures and participation in laboratories and hands-on activities

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

Program outcomes

  1. Make an informed decision regarding future studies in engineering technology.
  2. Use communication competence to a level required by business, industry and further training/education in engineering technology.
  3. Apply mathematics skills to a level required by business, industry and further training/education in engineering technology.
  4. Utilize critical thinking processes and problem-solving techniques.
  5. Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, a capacity for life-long learning.