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Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automated Manufacturing (Co-op)

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
0076C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

In this diploma program, students will gain skills for a career in today's automated manufacturing setting. In addition to developing a thorough knowledge of numerically controlled manufacturing systems, students will acquire a comprehensive background in general manufacturing and design fundamentals. This broad-based curriculum includes: learning and applying numerical control (NC) programming concepts; utilizing CAD/CAM techniques to integrate design and manufacturing; an introduction to the world of robotics; an introduction to designing power-transmitting devices and developing and applying quality assurance, process planning, and production-control techniques to the solution of practical manufacturing problems. Today's effective technician is also a skilled communicator, and students will learn to communicate technical information at all levels through the use of linguistic, graphic and computerized methods. There is a common first two years with the Mechanical Engineering Technology (Automated Manufacturing) program.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician (C.Tech.) category.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator at mechanical@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 5

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Applying to the Co-op Stream

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automated Manufacturing (Co-op) - Program # 0076c

Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $0.00
Program Services Fee $268.00 $268.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $0.00
Session Total $2525.65 $2239.65 $0.00
Year Total     $4765.30
Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $0.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $0.00 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $0.00 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $0.00 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $0.00 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $0.00 $140.80
Program Services Fee $268.00 $0.00 $268.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $0.00 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $0.00 $12.60
Session Total $2525.65 $0.00 $2239.65
Year Total     $4765.30

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automated Manufacturing (Co-op) - Program # 0076c


Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $0.00
Program Services Fee $268.00 $268.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $0.00
Session Total $7589.65 $7104.65 $0.00
Year Total     $14694.30

Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $0.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $0.00 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $0.00 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $0.00 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $0.00 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $0.00 $140.80
Program Services Fee $268.00 $0.00 $268.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $0.00 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $0.00 $12.60
Session Total $7589.65 $0.00 $7104.65
Year Total     $14694.30

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.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to assume the responsibilities of a design draftsperson or CAD system operator, jig and fixture designer, quality control applications technician, and programmer of robotic and numerical controlled machines.

On average, 89% of 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 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. 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.

Program Courses

Course Details (0076C)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CEPR1020 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This series of modules will prepare 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 developing an awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and examine available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for co-op eligibility.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE1475 Electrical Fundamentals

Description: This course provides students with a working knowledge of electrical principles, electrical circuit components and industrial electrical applications. Supplemented with laboratory exercises, students learn about voltage, current, and power in AC and DC circuits. Students will also be introduced to devices commonly used in industrial control circuits such as basic sensors and actuators, AC and DC motors, transformers, and how these are interconnected. Students will be introduced to industrial schematic interpretation and creation.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1085 Mathematics I

Description: This course provides an extensive review and upgrading of some of the topics taken by students in high school. Its purpose is to ensure that the student has a fluent background in algebra and trigonometry in order to succeed in subsequent work in technology. The material covered includes fundamental arithmetic and algebraic operations, geometry, trigonometry and vectors. Functional notation and the graphical representation of a variety of functions are discussed. As well, the solution of systems of linear equations by algebraic methods and the solving of quadratic equations using examples and problems relating to the building industry are also discussed.
Please note: This course is restricted to students attending a full-time engineering or Information Technology program.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1050 Engineering Drawing I

Description: In this course, both freehand drawing and computer-aided drawing techniques (using AutoCAD) are used to introduce the student to Mechanical Engineering drawings. The material covered will include orthographic representations and projection, auxiliary views, sections, dimensioning and isometric drawing. During the course, the student will create detail, working, and assembly drawings conforming to CSA/ANSI standards.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1130 Engineering Materials

Description: This course investigates the selection and application of materials to engineering practice. The material and mechanical properties of metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite materials and their uses are studied. The effects of loading environment, microstructure, heat treatment and other strengthening mechanisms are also analyzed.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1395 Visual Basic for Application for Engineering

Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to write programs using fundamental structured programming techniques such as; basic user interfaces, logic and loops, data management and manipulation and error handling.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
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.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1405 Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Description: This course extends basic engineering drafting skills to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and application symbols to drawings, measurements and quality control.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MECH1050
CoRequisites:

MACH1010 Conventional Machining Processes

Description: This course is designed to expose the student to the practical and theoretical aspects and basic knowledge of conventional metal removal machine tools and their various cutting tools used in manufacturing processes. In addition, the student will understand the fundamentals of metric and imperial system of measurement, and the use and application of precision measuring instruments.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1195 Mathematics II

Description: This course is a continuation of the Mathematics I and is oriented towards the direct application of mathematical techniques to mechanical fundamentals. It covers exponential and logarithmic equations; problems involving ratio, proportion and variation, and plane analytic geometry.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085
CoRequisites:

MECH1065 Engineering Drawing II

Description: This course introduces 3D parametric modeling to expand on the basic techniques and information presented in Engineering Drawing I. Topics include: limits and tolerances (both Imperial and Metric), surface texture, and threads and fasteners.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH1050
CoRequisites:

MECH1220 Applied Mechanics

Description: Mathematics I (90130500) or with permission of instructor. This introductory course covers the effects of forces or rigid bodies at rest and in motion. Trusses and two-dimensional frames are studied along with friction and centre of gravity. In addition, systems involving work, energy, power and impulse, and momentum are studied.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085
CoRequisites:

PROG1095 PLC and HMI Programming

Description: Students will learn the operating principles behind Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and how to program them effectively. Students will program using Boolean (binary) logic to control inputs and outputs within automated processes. Students will write programs using Timer and Counter instructions. Students will also learn data management, math and logical operations and program organization. Students will create Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications to interact with control systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
COOP1410 Co-op Work Term I (Automated Manufacturing - Technician)

Description: This course will provide the student with college-approved work experience in a manufacturing environment and increase the student's understanding of employer expectations related to attitudinal, practical and academic skills. These skill areas will improve during the work term as the student responsibly performs the duties 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. The student's written communication skills are evaluated by the Employment Advisor after the work term through submission of work term report.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CEPR1020
CoRequisites:

Level 4
DRWG2220 Advanced Solid Modeling

Description: This is an advanced course that expands on the use of SolidWorks for mechanical design. Topics include user interface, file structure, 3D sketches, plane creation, advanced sweeps, lofts and surfaces, sheet metal, weldments, top-down assembly and introduction to motion and simulation analysis.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MECH1065
CoRequisites:

DSGN2100 Design of Jigs and Fixtures

Description: When successfully completed, the learner will be able to understand the concept and operating principles of Jigs and Fixtures. The student will evaluate the efficient method of machining a workpiece in correct sequence to obtain proper surface and geometric relationships. The student will be able to utilize various locational, clamping, indexing and tool guiding devices as used on Jigs and Fixtures, for the successful design of metal machining, fabricating and component inspection operations. The student will be able to recognize and utilize materials and standard catalogued components to create efficient Jig and Fixture designs. The student will evaluate the benefits of additive manufacturing, how it can save time and money for inspection, assembly and other jigs and fixtures.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH1065
CoRequisites:

MANU2000 Manufacturing Processes

Description: This course introduces students to common manufacturing processes outside the traditional machining processes. Solidification processes including common metal casting and plastic forming methods are discussed. Students will learn the capabilities and applications of solidification processes, bulk metal deformation processes, sheet metal working processes and powdered metal processes. Non-traditional metal removal, cleaning, finishing, joining and rapid prototyping processes are also reviewed in detail. Concepts of design for manufacturing and assembly will be considered.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH2010 CNC Programming/2DMasterCAM

Description: This course is designed for a student to study the principles and economic significance of numerical control. An understanding of the functions of the major components of NC systems, the application of cartesian coordinates to CNC machine tool motions, axis designations and the types and classifications of CNC equipment will be obtained. In addition, the student will be given an understanding of CNC standard coding and various program formats. The student will also be introduced to the fundamentals of manual programming involving linear and circular interpolation of curves and straight lines of a more complex nature using various control functions such as canned cycles, subprograms, subroutines and cutter compensation.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MACH1010
CoRequisites:

MECH2030 Mechanics of Materials

Description: This course enables the student to recognize the basic principles of strength of materials and apply them to solve practical problems. The design material properties, the mechanical tests and theories used to determine these properties, as well as the stress effects resulting from tension, compression, shear, torsion and bending loads are developed.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH1130, MECH1220
CoRequisites:

PROG2170 Introduction to Programming

Description: This course introduces the student to the principles of structured programming. Using the Visual Basic programming language students will plan, enter, run, and debug programs of increasing complexity using various data-types, loops, branches, functions, and data stream input and output. This course is intended for the novice programmer who wishes to create modest applications. It also serves as an introductory-level course for students who will be continuing on to more advanced programming.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL2010 Quality Assurance and Systems

Description: The course will give an understanding of concepts and practical skills on quality engineering and management. The topics covered are as follows: normal distribution and presentation of data, control charts for variables and attributes, interpretation of chart patterns using probabilities, statistical sampling plans (MIL STD 105 & 414), gage R & R studies and measuring errors, design of experiments and other quality tools. A major project is based on application of the ISO 9000 quality management system, interpretation of the elements, and writing procedures.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 5
COOP2410 Co-op Work Term II (Automated Manufacturing - Technician)

Description: This course will provide the student with college-approved work experience in a manufacturing environment and increase the student's understanding of employer expectations related to attitudinal, practical and academic skills. These skill areas will improve during the work term as the student responsibly performs the duties 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. The student's written communication skills are evaluated by the Employment Advisor after the work term through submission of work term report.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CEPR1020
CoRequisites:

Level 6
DIMM2000 Dimensional Metrology and Coordinate Measuring Machines

Description: This course will provide the student with the principles of dimensional metrology and its applications to quality control. A variety of precision measuring instruments and equipment will be used to check work piece features for size and geometric conformity. The second part of the course will cover the operation and programming of a Mitutoyo Coordinate Measuring Machine.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH2050 Tool and Die Design

Description: This course is designed to give the student an understanding of various types of sheet metal dies, including blanking, piercing, bending, forming and drawing dies. The study of progressive dies, principle types of press and press feed equipment are also introduced.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2100
CoRequisites:

MECH2060 CNC Graphics and MasterCAM 3D

Description: This course will provide the student with an advanced knowledge of using MasterCam for producing CNC programs for Horizontal Machining Centres with rotary tables and the machining of 3D Solids and surfaces, including revolved, swept, coons, derived and free-form surfaces. An introduction to programming a CNC turning centre will also be given. This is a process based course where the focus will be on the process and procedures used to complete CNC programs in a manufacturing environment as well as hands on practice.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH2010
CoRequisites:

ROBO2010 Introduction to Robotics

Description: Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals, Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Programming - Structured Basic This course introduces the student to the history and use of robots in industry. Standard arm configurations and hardware are examined including the principles of path control, motion sensing, speed and position control, and servo-actuators. End-effectors, supplemental tooling hardware, and sensors are examined for their interaction with other workcell elements. Students program various types of robot controllers ranging from stop-to-stop sequencers, to point-to-point servocontrollers that use high-level control languages.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PROG1395 or PROG2070
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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