As a student you will gain understanding and applied skills in the areas of work measurement, methods analysis, plant layout and support systems, material handling, quality control, cost estimating and manufacturing management techniques such as production planning and scheduling, personnel management and supervision, including practice in supervision for full-time students. An important part of your studies will be developing knowledge in computer-integrated manufacturing, NC program processing and computer applications in areas such as inventory control and costing.
MGMT1220 Time And Motion Study I: Work Design
Description: This course is a study of methods, time study and wage payment with practical application. Areas of study will include the history and development of motion and time study, operation and flow charts, man and machine relationship, motion study, performance rating, time study requirements, standard time and data and work sampling. Special consideration will be given to the application of industrial engineering practices in the woodworking industry.
OPER1140 Planning and Control Systems I
Description: This course provides the student with an introduction to the basics involved in manufacturing planning and control (MPC) systems (i.e. the fundamental sub-systems). Material requirements planning, inventory management, capacity management, 'just-in-time', as well as other areas of master production planning, are among the topics introduced in this module.
PLAN1010 Woodworking Facilities Planning I
Description: In this course, students will study the principles of process evaluation, and the factors influencing the layout of a woodworking plant. Methods of determining appropriate material handling equipment and support systems, as well as manufacturing equipment selection and justification, will be applied to typical industrial situations. The material studied in this course will be used to develop a full plant planning project to be assigned in Woodworking Facilities Planning II course.
WOOD3040 Product Material Testing and Analysis
Description: Students will be given an overview of testing techniques used in evaluation of the strength and durability of woodworking materials and assembled casegoods. The stress factors will be identified as will sources of industry data. Simple testing techniques which can be used to evaluate the specifications of materials such as particle board will be studied.
HRM1130 Effective Supervision
Description: This course will provide the student with the fundamentals of effective supervision and sound personnel management. Organization and planning are stressed. Methods for the improvement of communications in a one on one situation as well as in a group settings are studied. The superior-subordinate relationship is discussed. Developing employee skills, improving productivity, and performance evaluation methods are covered. Principles of time, stress and career management are provided.
MGMT1230 Time And Motion Study II: Work Measurement
Description: Prerequisite: Time and Motion Study I: Work Design Students will study the theory and practice methods for maintaining sound standards, time study for standard data, pre-determined motion-time systems, data development, maintenance and control. A series of exercises of varying complexity will be performed to determine standard times. This data will be applied to typical work place situations such as scheduling, costing, and line balancing. predetermined motion-time standards will be developed and calculations evaluated.
OPER1150 Planning and Control Systems II
Description: Prerequisite: Planning and Control Systems I This course is the compliment to Planning and Control Systems I. The concepts provided are of a 'fine tuning' nature and can lead to the improvement of well functioning basic systems. The emphasis is on enhancements to, and new developments of, the basic MPC system.
PLAN1020 Woodworking Facilities Planning II
Description: Woodworking Facilities Planning I This course is a continuation of the material covered in Woodworking Facilities Planning I. The course will include layout planning techniques and the development of manual and computerized models. The requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act will be studied as they relate to facility planning. Given a set of parameters, students will develop a proposal for a complete plant layout including manufacturing and materials handling equipment, as well as other support systems.
QUAL3030 Quality Control
Description: This course will give the student both a theoretical basis and practical exercises in developing and implementing a quality control program. The student will gain experience with analysis and recording tools, methods of identifying variables, and application of statistical quality control techniques in a woodworking environment.
COMP1465 Access 2007
Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows or equivalent knowledge; experience with database design would be an asset.
This course introduces students to Access 2007, an application that manages data. Students will be exposed to database components, terminology, the creation and use of data-entry forms, queries, reports and switchboards.
COMP1475 Excel 2007
Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows or equivalent knowledge.
This course takes you beyond the basics to cover intermediate spreadsheeting concepts and techniques using Excel 2007. Students will learn how to produce professional workbooks. Emphasis will be placed on: planning and creating spreadsheets using formulas and functions; data analysis; generating graphs; and, linking summarizing and consolidating worksheets.