Electro-Mechanical Maintenance (Optional Co-op)
- Ontario College Diploma
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2018 / 2019
About the ProgramThe objective of this program is to provide the student with a combination of training in both electrical and mechanical maintenance including applications in automated manufacturing systems and robotics. A graduate of this program may not be required to complete the in-school apprenticeship training or take an exemption exam for level 1 should they choose to pursue an electrical or millwright apprenticeship.
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Program InformationLength: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
First-Year Capacity: 30
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270)
- Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades (MATH1420)
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
Applying to the Co-op Stream
- All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process. Labour market conditions determine co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Every student who meets academic eligibility requirements may not be admitted to the co-op stream.
- To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum 3.0 SWA (70% session weighted average) and no failed or dropped courses in Level 1.
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
- Academic eligibility for a co-op work term is based on the term that occurs two terms prior to any work term. Should a student's academic performance decline considerably (including cumulative missed courses) during the term just prior to any work term, the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term.
Tuition & Fees
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Financial AssistanceThe 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.
- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn while you apply what you learn in a real workplace environment. See the Co-op webpages for more details.
- The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates of this program may hold positions such as industrial mechanic millwright or industrial electrician apprentices in a variety of industries including oil and gas, mining, automation and robotics, hospitals, food industries and manufacturing.
On average, 100% of co-op graduates from the last three years (2014 to 2016) found employment within six months of graduation.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga 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. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.
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.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
Description: This course will introduce students to the use of word processing and spreadsheet software program, as well as, operating systems and the Web to produce technical documents.
|ELEC1640||Electrical Safety and Code
Description: This course will review safe working practices and procedures, and hazard awareness relevant to working with electricity. The application, scope, terms, rules, tables, and appendixes of the electrical code book will also be covered.
|ELEC1850||Electrical Principles I
Description: This course will cover a basic understanding of electrical theory, electrical motors, and electrical controls. Topics will include quantities (watts, volts, amps, ohms), circuit characteristics, AC versus DC, magnetism/electromagnetism, interpretation of schematics and wiring diagrams, trade symbol usage, A/C and D/C motor types, motor parts and components.
|ELEC1860||Electrical Practices I
Description: This course is designed to give students experience building and troubleshooting electrical circuits with a strong emphasis on safety. The student will develop hands-on skills and be taught best practices when wire cutting, wire stripping, wire termination, installation methods, and using appropriate test equipment. Practical projects will focus on industrial motors and control circuits.
|MATH1660||Trade Calculations 1
Description: This course is an applications oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and geometry to solve trade related problems. This course is designed to develop a proficiency in basic mathematics necessary for subsequent courses.
Description: This course will review safe working practices, housekeeping, and hazard awareness in an industrial setting. Other topics covered will include the use of personal protective equipment, lock out-tag out, and safety legislation and regulations.
|MILL1390||Mechanical Principles - 1
Description: This course will cover identification and use of hand and machine tools, and materials and fasteners. It will also cover the basics of lubrication.
|MILL1400||Mechanical Practices - 1
Description: The students will be given an opportunity in this course to apply the basic mechanical principles through the completion of a variety of shop assignments.
|MILL1540||Precision Measuring for Mechanical Maintenance
Description: Through this course the student will become familiar with various precision measuring tools used in the manufacturing industry. Imperial and metric instruments and units will be used to complete mathematical calculations common to the trade.
|CEPR1000||Co-op and Career Preparation
Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practice.
|COMM1085||College Reading & Writing Skills
Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
|ELEC1670||Programmable Logic Controllers I
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the functions and uses of PLC units, the advantages and limitations of PLC's, the basics of ladder logic, and different types of instruction sets.
|ELEC1680||Electrical Applications in Automation and Robotics - 1
Description: This course will introduce students to types and applications of sensors including temperature, force, motion, flow and level. The course will also cover typical schematics and wiring diagrams, and an introduction to NC controls.
|MILL1410||Mechanical Applications in Automation and Robotics - 1
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to automated, robotic, and transfer systems, including the safety and guarding, limiting, gearing, drives, and pneumatic and hydraulic sensors used in those systems.
|MILL1420||Fluid Power 1
Description: Students will cover the basic principles and applications of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
|MILL1430||Predictive and Preventative Mechanical Maintenance - 1
Description: This course will cover the identification and selection of lubricants, oil testing, and proper lubrication procedures. Mechanical adjustments, destructive and non-destructive testing, and preventative maintenance programs including machine histories and record keeping will also be covered.
|MILL1440||Rigging and Hoisting
Description: This course will cover correct lifting and hoisting procedures including machine moving, and the inspection, maintenance, and safe use of all related rigging and hoisting equipment.
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
|COOP1580||Co-op Work Term (Electro-Mechanical Maintenance)
Description: This course will provide students the opportunity to gain college-approved work experience in a manufacturing and/or industrial environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer's expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
|ELEC2060||Electrical Principles II
Description: This course will cover higher voltage circuits, the use of appropriate test equipment and instrumentation, constructing and solving of A/C and D/C circuits, wiring of operating circuits, and troubleshooting A/C and D/C circuits.
|ELEC2070||Electrical Practices II
Description: This course will cover A/C and D/C control circuits, safety devices, overload protection, and Variable Frequency Drives. Students will wire controls and connect various A/C and D/C motors and equipment, installation methods and troubleshoot control systems and motors.
|MATH2270||Trade Calculations 2
Description: This mathematics course utilizes higher levels of arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and geometry to solve trade related problems involving ratio and proportion, torque, and formulas.
|MILL2110||Mechanical Principles - 2
Description: This course will cover power transmission, bearings and seals, alignment and leveling, conveyor systems, pumps and valves, compressors, fans, blowers and turbines, and material handling systems.
|MILL2120||Mechanical Practices - 2
Description: The students will complete a series of shop assignments and exercises covering the assembly, maintenance and troubleshooting of the equipment and systems studied in Mechanical Principles – II.
|WELD2030||Welding - 1
Description: The students will learn the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) as well as oxy-fuel welding and cutting. Topics will include safe operating principles, applications, equipment setup and troubleshooting.
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Description: Students will be introduced to basic electronic components used in the Industrial workplace. The function of the diode, transistor, and operational amplifiers, as a part of control systems will be studied, as well as SCRs, TRIACs and unijunction transistors (UJTs). Students will be tasked with hands on troubleshooting procedures to test and ensure proper repairs of many electronic circuits that are employed in industry.
|ELEC2270||Programmable Logic Controllers - 2
Description: This course covers the higher levels of logic and programing, the conversion of electrical schematics to programmable logic format. Students will design and program simple control systems.
|ELEC2280||Electrical Applications in Automation and Robotics - 2
Description: This course will include advanced study of NC controls, inductive and capacitive sensors, and opto-electronic devices. The integration of programing with circuits, and NC and PLC integration with mechanical systems will also be covered.
|MILL2130||Mechanical Applications in Automation and Robotics - 2
Description: This course will focus on troubleshooting automated systems, and the integration of mechanical systems with sensors, programing circuits, and NC and PLC controls.
|MILL2140||Fluid Power - 2
Description: This course will cover advanced hydraulic and pneumatics circuits and systems, troubleshooting, and electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic equipment and applications.
|MILL2150||Predictive and Preventative Mechanical Maintenance - 2
Description: This course covers vibration analysis, application of electronic testing equipment, balancing, ultrasonic testing, and the data creation and retrieval.
|WELD2130||Welding - 2
Description: The students will learn the fundamentals of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) as well as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Topics will include safe operating principles, applications, equipment setup and troubleshooting.
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
- Select, use and maintain machinery, tools, and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components.
- Fabricate mechanical components and assemblies, and assemble electrical components and electronic assemblies by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices in accordance with applicable codes and safety practices.
- Contribute to the interpretation and preparation of electrical, electronic and mechanical drawings and other related technical documents and graphics.
- Select and use a variety of troubleshooting techniques and test equipment to assess electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, and subsystems.
- Modify, maintain, and repair electrical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems to ensure that they function according to specifications.
- Perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
- Troubleshoot and solve routine electrical and mechanical problems by applying mathematics, electrical, and mechanical fundamentals.
- Test, modify, and troubleshoot logic and digital circuits, passive AC and DC circuits, and active circuits.
- Apply, install, test, and troubleshoot a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electronic control systems.
- Install and troubleshoot basic computer hardware and programming to support electromechanical systems and applications.
- Maintain and troubleshoot automated equipment including robotic systems.
- Establish and maintain inventory, records, and documentation systems.
- Contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance programs and procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Support sustainability best practices in the workplace.
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of electromechanical and manufacturing projects.
- Perform all work in compliance with relevant law, policies, codes, regulations, safety procedures, and standard organizational practices and procedures.
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For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.
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