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  • Objectives
    The program consists of three academic levels and one year working in industry. The program prepares graduates for employment in areas such as numerically controlled machines programming, tool design, production planning, statistical process control, value engineering, advanced machining and maintenance engineering throughout the manufacturing industry. Modern numerically controlled CNC and CAD/CAM equipment is utilized in this program.
  • Practical experience
    This program offers a one year co-op work experience.
  • Academic Title
    Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Accelerated) Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • CADD-1064    CAD & Blue Print Reading     3.00
    • COMP-1392    Solids Modelling     4.00
    • MACH-1135    Machining Principles     5.00
    • WELD-1043    Welding     4.50
    • MATH-1170    Fundamental Math w/Computer Application     5.00
    • MANF-1013    Manufacturing Processes & Materials     3.50
    • WRIT-1039    Reason & Writing 1-Technology     3.00
    • LAWS-1038    Law, Ethics & Occupational H&S     3.00

    Level 2    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • MECH-1089    Tool Design 1     4.00
    • MACH-1136    CNC Processes-Intro     5.00
    • WELD-3011    Production Welding     4.50
    • MATH-3061    Applied Mathematics     4.00
    • MATS-1019    Materials Engineering     3.50
    • METH-1036    Quality Assurance     4.50
    • PSYC-1058    Human & Industrial Relations     4.00
    • MGMT-1007    Project Management     3.00

    Level 3    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • MECH-3032    Tool Design 2     4.00
    • CADD-1065    CAD-CAM CNC Applications     5.00
    • PNEU-1006    Hydraulics/Pneumatics/PLC's     5.00
    • METH-1037    Work Systems/Facilities Planning     4.00
    • ELEC-1105    Electrical Fundamentals/Machine Controls     3.50
    • MANF-1016    Applied Project     1.50
    • COMM-3049    Communications for Technology     3.00

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Level 3

    CADD-1064 -  CAD & Blue Print Reading
    Basic Engineering Sketching and Blueprint Reading. This course is designed to develop basic skills required for the Manufacturing Technologist Program. The Fundamentals of 2D AutoCAD is introduced.

    CADD-1065 -  CAD-CAM CNC Applications
    Create 2 and 3 dimensional wire frame drawings;Create 2 and 3 dimensional surfaces; Createsolids; Label and dimension CAD/CAM drawings;Determine specific tooling data; Create 2 and 3dimensional tool paths, and drilling operations;Identify fixture datums; Perform calculationsrequired for specific machining operations; Verifytool paths and programs; Prepare documentationsupporting the application of computer aidedmanufacturing in industry; Produce CNC Programsvia Post Processor; Perform CAM generated CNCoperations.

    COMM-3049 -  Communications for Technology
    This course will develop students' skills inpreparing and writing short and medium-sizedproject-based reports. Students will also developtheir presentation skills.

    COMP-1392 -  Solids Modelling

    This course is designed around a process- or task-based approach to training. Rather than focus on individual features and functions, a process-based training course emphasizes the processes and procedures you follow to complete a particular task. By utilizing case studies to illustrate these processes, you learn the necessary commands, options and menus in the context of completing a design task.

    ELEC-1105 -  Electrical Fundamentals/Machine Controls

    Explain and differentiate between the electricalterms of voltage, current, resistance and energy;Connect meters in a lab setting to measureresistance voltage current; Build & analyze dccircuits connected in series, parallel or simpleseries parallel arrangements; Explain thedifferences between ac and dc and be able todiscuss basic ac sine wave terminology; Explainelectronic transducers and instrumentationsystems; Match simple schematic diagrams with theappropriate motor starting equipment; Describe theoperating principles of motor starting equipmentsuch as magnetic switches, solenoids and motoroverload protection devices; Identify commonelectrical symbols used in motor control diagrams;Connect motor starters with two and three-wirecontrol from schematic diagrams; Interpret anddiscuss motor nameplate information; Describe theoperation of and be able to connect basic switchesto motor starters for proper operation.

    LAWS-1038 -  Law, Ethics & Occupational H&S

    This course explores the structure, practice and ethics related to working in business. The fundamental legal principles that apply to the business community are examined. Students are taught to evaluate work place hazards and determine ways to control or alleviate them. Provincial and Federal regulations and their relevance to the workplace are reviewed along with the appropriate codes of conduct related to the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous materials.

    MACH-1135 -  Machining Principles
    This course will provide an outline for basic machining processes with an emphasis onmachine setup and tooling. Calculations for speed, feed rate, machining times and productioncost will present an overall view of production machining as well as the utilization of the principles of process planning and productivity.

    MACH-1136 -  CNC Processes-Intro

    This course will provide the student with manual part programming skills and practical experience on

    MANF-1013 -  Manufacturing Processes & Materials

    The basic nature of metals and alloys is explained. The significant manufacturing processes are studied: casting, foundry or molding processes; forming or metalworking processes; manufacturing with plastics and composites. The manufacturing of steel is discussed as well as steel terminology and specifications. The heat treatment of steel is explained. Laboratory work is an important part of the course and will cover introductory metallography, tensile testing, hardness testing, impact testing, heat treating and the collection of data. Writing of laboratory reports is an integral part of this course.

    MANF-1016 -  Applied Project

    Apply the principles of project management as laidout in the "Project Management Specification "document (per J. Makaran / R. Otto) in the design,build and documentation of a selected project;Example of topics to include SAE mini-Bajavehicle, tool design, transfer station, plasmacutter, hydro forming and other projects to bedetermined and approved.

    MATH-1170 -  Fundamental Math w/Computer Application
    This course is an introduction of fundamental math and the use of common computer spreadsheet applications. The math content covered includes the treatment of data, basic algebra, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry and functions and graphing. Students will be introduced to the use of basic spreadsheet functions as they apply to technology applications.

    MATH-3061 -  Applied Mathematics
    Introduction to forces and vector analysis; Quadratic Equations; Free-body diagrams; Laws of Friction; Centroids and Centre of Gravity; Motion – displacement, velocity, and acceleration; Angular displacement, velocity and acceleration; Work, energy and power.

    MATS-1019 -  Materials Engineering

    A review of heat treatment of carbon and alloy steels is covered. Hardenability, Jominy testing, surface hardening, tool steels and stainless steels are discussed. Copper and aluminum and other non-ferrous metals are then studied, followed by polymers and ceramics. Processing by powder metallurgy is discussed. Causes of failure and failure prevention are considered.

    MECH-1089 -  Tool Design 1

    Fundamental Principles of the Design of Fixtures, Cutting tools, and Gauges for Conventional, CNC and Die-Block production. Only one of the three topics will be selected by the professor for physical design. The lecture period will cover all topics as they are applied in today's manufacturing industry. An introduction to Rapid Prototyping will be applied.

    MECH-3032 -  Tool Design 2

    Design, create and analyze basic 3D Solid CADdrawings that will be suitable for themanufacturing and assembly of part components forbasic mold practices in the form of:-tInjection Molding-tBlow Molding-tHydro-forming;Part components are suitable for use with gaugesthat are used for high volume factory productionfor both domestic and industrial components.

    METH-1036 -  Quality Assurance

    Understand basic concepts of QA and the measurement techniques; Create a variety of Control Charts and sampling plans; Perform measurement systems analysis, inspection planning and comparison measurements; Become familar with ISO and QS standards and systems; Operate a variety of measurement equipment and instrumentation; Understand the concepts "Failure mode and Effects Analysis".

    METH-1037 -  Work Systems/Facilities Planning

    Understanding process flow, product routing;Capability to analyze production activities,trouble shoot problems; Development of operatingprocedures and control plans; Utilize analysistechniques such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma,5S etc.; Recognize the safety and ergonomicaspects of production operations; Understand thequality aspects in manufacturing and be familiarwith various quality procedures (i.e. ISO, QS);Work with project management tools such as PERT,Gantt Charts etc.; Be capable of designing theMaterial Handling systems to support productionactivities; Apply Systematic Layout Planningprocedures in the development of plant layouts;Have a general knowledge of the economics ofmanufacturing and product design.

    MGMT-1007 -  Project Management

    This course is an introduction to Project Management. It introduces the basic principles of the wide range of activities a project manager has to accomplish. The course teaches the most important aspects of project management through the initiation, development, execution and closure phases of the project. In detail the concepts of scheduling, budgeting, risk estimation and scope management are discussed amongst others.

    PNEU-1006 -  Hydraulics/Pneumatics/PLC's

    Basic properties and characteristics of fluids;Calculation of the power requirements and poweroutputs of fluid circuits; Relate force and spedrequirements to pressure, flow-rates and size ofcomponents; Estimate losses in fluid powercomponents and systems; Calculate the efficiencyof a fluid power system; Recognize the symbol,characteristics and functions of various fluidpower components; Design simple hydraulicpneumatic and electro-hydraulic/pneumatic circuitsusing standard schematics; Describe the maincomponents and functioning of a Programmable LogicController; Write, load and test a PLC program tocontrol a simple hydraulic/pneumatic circuit;Consider safety principles in the design ofcircuits.

    PSYC-1058 -  Human & Industrial Relations

    Students will learn about work organizations, processes and workers. At the macro level, topics include features of organizations and their role in organizational effectiveness, diversity management and international cultures in our multicultural society and global business world, as well as management issues related to labour relations and compliance with legal requirements about the treatment of workers. The second half of the course focuses on issues and skill building related to work teams and individuals, including team building, leadership and effectiveness; motivation, problem solving and decision making; stress, conflict resolution and negotiation.

    WELD-1043 -  Welding

    Set-up and safely operate a variety weldingtechniques; Set-up and safely operate plasma andcutting operations; Identify welding defects &causes; Understand the differences between fusionand non-fusion welding processes.

    WELD-3011 -  Production Welding

    Program, set-up and safely operate the robotic welding cells; Set-up and operate GMAW equipment for spray transfer; Set-up and operate GTAW equipment for welding of aluminum; Perform material preparation for cutting, beveling and cleaning; Apply Jigs and Fixture design and QC inspection techniques; Specify codes, requirements, procedures and costs for welding processes; Understand ultrasonic welding and electronic soldering techniques.

    WRIT-1039 -  Reason & Writing 1-Technology

    This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. This course will also introduce students to selected issues and terms in technology.

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