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Courses - January 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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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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Drafting and Blueprint Reading (CAD)
DRWG1465

Description:

This hands-on course will introduce students to the nomenclature and the basics of interpreting an engineering drawing for the purpose of creating it in CAD/CAM software for creating the appropriate documentation for use on various computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Math Fundamentals
MATH1435

Description:

This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve their basic mathematic skills and also develop reasoning and problem solving skills. The student will also develop an understanding of the mathematics used in the woodworking industry.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Introduction to the Woodworking Industry
WOOD1200

Description:

This course focuses on the modern woodshop and it use of various computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines used in wood product manufacturing. In addition, students will learn about the diverse career opportunities available within this industry.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Materials - Panel Products
WOOD1210

Description:

This course provides the student with a better understanding on how to determine the most appropriate raw materials, to include both wood-based and synthetic panel products, to be used in the manufacture of secondary wood products.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Principles of Machining - Panel Products
WOOD1220

Description:

This course provides the student with the principals of machining, construction and the tooling used on computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines as it relates to panel products.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Computer Numerical Control Theory I
WOOD1230

Description:

This course is designed as an introduction to the general field of computer numerical control (CNC). General principles and requirements of CNC programming, from the basic elements of set-up to actual development of simple programs for common machining operations in panel products. Various software will be introduced during the course.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Computer Numerical Control Practice I
WOOD1240

Description:

This hands-on course will provide students with the opportunity to operate various CNC machines. Components of a safe work environment will be emphasized and practiced by the students.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Tooling - Cutting Technology
MACH1480

Description:

This course is designed to give the student information regarding tool types, tooling materials, tool holders, cutting geometry, feed speeds, chip loads, and how each tool and component relates to the manufacture of wood products.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Materials - Solid Wood
WOOD1250

Description:

This is the second course related to materials that will introduce students to the raw materials used in the manufacture of wood products. This course will focus on solid woods.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Principles of Machining - Solid Wood
WOOD1260

Description:

This course builds on Principles of Machining Level 1, focusing mainly on solid wood as the material of choice. The student will review the principles of machining and project construction as it relates to solid wood products.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Machining Techniques
WOOD1270

Description:

This course examines computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines commonly used in the machining of solid wood. In addition, students will also develop an understanding of common machining software used in the woodworking industry.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Computer Numerical Control Theory II
WOOD1280

Description:

Utilizing third party software, students will demonstrate advanced programming skills to include machine functions such as nesting and the programming of aggregates to develop project plans.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: WOOD1230
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Computer Numerical Control Practice II
WOOD1290

Description:

This hands-on course will enable the students to manipulate tool databases, edit programs, install tooling and perform preventative maintenance on CNC machines. Students will create several small panel projects as well as solid wood components to create a final project.

  • Hours: 112
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: WOOD1240
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Program outcomes

  1. Perform all cabinetmaking activities safely and in accordance with applicable legislation and industry best practices and standards.
  2. Determine appropriate machining processes to meet the requirements of a variety of manufacturing techniques and standards used in the woodworking industry.
  3. Interpret and produce technical sketches, drawings, and related documents for common furniture and cabinet units using various software applications.
  4. Program and set up a wide range of production Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery and equipment for use in wood products manufacturing.
  5. Create quality machined wood products using common trade related materials that are selected based on the suitability of their variety, grades and physical properties.
  6. Solve trade-related problems by assessing the situation and applying mathematics and other problem solving tools and processes.
  7. Use written, verbal, graphical and digital techniques to effectively communicate appropriate levels of technical information.
  8. Operate Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery and associated equipment in a safe and effective manner while meeting industry standards