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  • Objectives
    It is designed to provide you with a theoretical and applied knowledge of the technology and skills involved in the efficient and quality-conscious manufacture of furniture, cabinets and architectural millwork. All courses in first semester and most courses in second, third, and fourth semesters are common with the Woodworking Technician program. While the first term is common with Woodworking Technician, you will continue developing practical shop skills in the second-year. As well, you will study production management and industrial engineering concepts consistent with current technology, such as computer drafting and CNC machining. In your final year you will learn to understand and apply work measurement, methods analysis, plant layout/support systems, materials handling, quality control, cost estimating, manufacturing management techniques, computer integrated manufacturing concepts, computer-aided drafting, NC program processing and other woodworking industry computer applications.
  • Practical experience
    The co-op delivery mode affords you with the opportunity to relate in-school training with real industrial experience.
  • Academic Title
    Woodworking Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    DRWG1090     Drafting And Blueprint Reading

    Description: This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to drafting fundamentals that incorporates computer concepts and terminology. Topics include layout, title block, scale, the rule of lines, the basic views, cross sections, auxiliary views, detailing, dimensioning, and symbols. Students will apply the fundamentals of drafting in conjunction with computer-aided design using CAD software. A representative group of industrial drawings will be studied and assignments given requiring accurate take-off of information from these drawings.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    LIBS1540     Student Success for Higher Learning
    Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1220     Numerical Woodworking Applications

    Description: This course will provide the student with the ability to apply numeracy to wood machining fundamentals and principles.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    MATR1030     Materials

    Description: The students will study the structure and characteristics of wood, wood identification and the different methods used to cut and match veneers. The students will select the following materials according to usage: lumber, veneers, particleboards, fibreboards, plywoods, plastic laminates, abrasives, adhesives and preservatives. The student will also study standard sizes and grades, as well as distinctive characteristics and comparative costs.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    WOOD1010     Woodworking Techniques I
    Description: This course includes the basics machine setup and operation procedures and the key principles of wood machining. Cutting tools and proper care will also be dealt with.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    WOOD1020     Machining I - Practical
    Description: This practical course includes the use of the following operations in the woodworking shop: the breakout of solid wood parts using cut-off saws, jointer, planers, ripsaws, edge-gluing equipment; finish machining operations involving the use of a variety of stationary and portable equipment.
    Hours: 135
    Credits: 9

    WOOD1035     Finishing I - Theory
    Description: In this course, the students will examine the theory of finishing related to woodworking. Theory topics will include surface preparation, air spray finishing, and the selection and safe use of solvents. The students will study finishing process theory and examine each component of the process as applied to typical casegoods and kitchen cabinet finishing systems.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    WOOD1040     Finishing I - Practical
    Description: This hands-on course provides the students with the opportunity to finish wood products. Students will set-up, operate, and maintain conventional air spray equipment. Standard industrial finishing materials will be used to prepare finishing test panels. The following techniques will be used: grain accentuation, distressing, high-lighting, and rubbing. The repair of whitewood projects will be included. Viscosity testing procedures and equipment/finishing system troubleshooting procedures will be examined. Cause and prevention of finish defects will also be demonstrated.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    CDEV1020     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 learn to critically evaluate 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.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    COMP1250     Computer Drafting
    Description: This course introduces the student to computer concepts and terminology. Activities in this course will be co-ordinated with the other drafting and product development courses in the program. Students will apply the fundamentals of computer-aided design using CAD software. This course is designed to equip the student with a basic level of skill in creating woodworking drawings using a microcomputer.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: DRWG1090

    DSGN1020     Product Engineering

    Description: The purpose of this course is to examine the process of engineering a woodworking product. Students will study a representative group of furniture to understand the principles of sound construction related to furniture, cabinetry, and architectural millwork projects. Topics will include the selection and application of wood joints, fasteners, and other hardware. Students will prepare a complete set of product specifications including detailed drawings using CAD software, as well as bills of material for woodworking projects.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: DRWG1090

    LIBS1510     History of Furniture Styles
    Description: The major furniture style periods will be studied as a means to develop an appreciation for history, culture, and art. The distinguishing characteristics of each period will be examined with respect to styling, materials and construction. The role of antique furniture and family heirlooms in relation to the preservation of history will be presented. This course may include field trips to local museums.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MACH1020     CNC (Woodworking)
    Description: This course is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of computer numerical control for woodworking. The student will have a general knowledge of basic programming skills and machine operation.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1220

    WOOD1050     Woodworking Techniques II
    Description: Woodworking techniques which include the machine set-up and operating procedures for processing solid wood and veneered panels. Other topics considered are the machining of man-made boards and the current state of the art of cutting tools. Machine maintenance including motor and spindle speeds, drive systems, bearings and lubricants are also dealt with.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD1010

    WOOD1060     Finishing II - Theory
    Description: In this course, the student will examine the principles of colour control, the theory of colour and light, the theory of air-assisted airless spray equipment, and H.V.L.P. spray equipment, finish repair, types of spray booths and their operation and types of industrial compressors and their operation and waterbased finish systems.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    WOOD1070     Finishing II - Practical
    Description: The course will enable the student to perform whitewood and finish repairs on various wood types, employ proper colour matching techniques to match various wood stains to industrial standards, demonstrate proper set-up and use of air-assisted and H.V.L.P. spray equipment, apply a complex commercial finish to projects manufactured during semesters I and II, apply complex finishes to panels, and perform basic finish repair procedures on wood substrates.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD1040

    WOOD1080     Machining II - Practical
    Description: Students learn to operate woodworking machinery safely while producing major furniture projects. Students work from technical drawings and route sheets to meet specifications. Shop areas covered are: Rough mill and breakout, panel processing and veneer layup and gluing, overhead routers, shapers boring machines, sanding machines, and assembly and prefinish operations.
    Hours: 120
    Credits: 8
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD1020

    Level Three
    COOP1140     Co-op Work Term I (Woodworking)

    Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in a woodworking manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student’s understanding of employer 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 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.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Four
    DRWG2110     Computerized Product Development I

    Description: This course introduces the students to the development process from the original designer’s sketch to the completed sample, with emphasis on the creativity and problem solving involved. Topics will include the selection and use of hardware and glass components, the relationship between target product cost and the choice of materials and construction methods. The major assignment will be the preparation and evaluation of a complete set of production documents for the personal project the student will build in the fourth semester. This set will include: detailed assembly drawings, a Bill of Materials,Veneer Bill, Hardware Bill and Route Sheets. Students will use Solid Modeling/CAD software to create detailed woodworking drawings for the project to be built in their fourth semester.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1250, DSGN1020

    MACH2030     Computer Machining Practical
    Description: Prerequisites: Successful completion of year one of the program. This course provides the student with practical set-up and operation experience, and examines potential applications for a number of production oriented machines.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: MACH1020, WOOD1080

    MACH2040     Computer Machining Theory
    Description: Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Applications (90220500). In this course the student will use a computerized graphics program to create and/or edit part geometry and generate CNC program code to accurately machine a variety of typical wood parts. Contouring, pocketing and boring routines are also included. Students will use Autocad to create the detailed woodworking drawings for the personal project to be built in the woodworking shop in the fourth semester.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1250, MACH1020

    OPER2120     Shop Management
    Description: In this course, the student will study the line and staff functions of a manufacturing organization. Topics will include the fundamentals of work measurement and methods analysis as well as the principles of materials handling and plant layout. Elements of supervision and industrial relations will also be discussed.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    WOOD2020     Woodworking Techniques III
    Description: Woodworking techniques which include the theory of production woodworking machines typical of what would be used in industry including machine capabilities, sequencing, and appropriate tooling. Also the use of the 32mm measuring system and the hardware that is designed to be used with it.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD1050

    WOOD2060     Finishing III - Practical
    Description: Disassemble and assemble various spray equipment such as Conventional Air Spray, H.V.L.P., Air Assisted Airless and Medium Pressure spray equipment Set up and spray the above equipment using the correct tip, air cap and needle combinations to obtain proper film build and appearance consistent with production spraying requirements. Measure wet and dry film builds using the appropriate equipment.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD1070

    WOOD2090     Machining III - Practical
    Description: This hands-on course will include the machining, sanding, assembly and finishing of assigned furniture and cabinetry projects. Related problems will be solved as they arise.
    Hours: 120
    Credits: 8
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD1080

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Five
    COOP2140     Co-op Work Term II (Woodworking)

    Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in a woodworking manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student’s understanding of employer 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.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Six
    COMP2010     Advanced Computer Applications

    Description: This course introduces the development of woodworking documentation using typical computer spreadsheet and database software.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    DSGN2130     Computerized Product Development II

    Description: In this course principles of design and layout of kitchens are studied and applied to computer based kitchen design using dedicated software. Students will also continue to develop skills in 2D and 3D CAD.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: DRWG2110, MACH2040

    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.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    WOOD2010     Architectural Millwork/Kitchen Cabinets Module

    Description: To meet the unit outcomes, the student must perform the required setup, operation, machining, trimming, or fitting on a part(s) or subassembly(s) supplied by the teacher or manufactured by the student to predetermined specifications. Depending on the exercise, and at the discretion of the teacher, the students will work individually or in groups. This course provides the students with practical set-up and operational experience on many machines used in the kitchen cabinet, store fixture and architectural millwork industries.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD1080

    WOOD2040     Woodworking Techniques IV
    Description: This course will provide an overview of issues related to the architectural millwork sector of the woodworking industry. A look will be taken at project management and legal issues. Specific items of millwork will be examined to provide the student with the proper terminology as well as an introductory view of installation techniques. Practical experience will be gained in identifying millwork components and specifications in architectural drawings and tender documents.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WOOD2070     Finishing III Theory
    Description: Review quality control techniques and equipment used in industrial finishing. Discussion in advanced coating and curing technology, including electrostatic spraying, curtain coating, roller coating, flat line finishing, automatic spraying, ultra-violet curing and infrared curing. Review the equipment and environmental requirements as well as layout and materials handling considerations in setting up a finishing department.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD1060, WOOD2060

    WOOD2080     Machining IV - Practical
    Description: In this course, the student will complete the machining, sanding, assembly and finishing of one or more personal projects which have been designed and documented by the student in advance and have been approved by the appropriate instructor.
    Hours: 120
    Credits: 8
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD2090 or WOOD2110

    Level Seven
    COOP3090     Co-op Work Term III (Woodworking)

    Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in a woodworking manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student’s understanding of employer 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. The student’s written communication skills are evaluated by the Co-op Advisor after the work experience through the submission of a work term report.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Eight
    MANU3060     Automated Manufacturing

    Description: This course provides practical application of CNC programming and machining concepts studied in previous semesters. Advanced features of CNC machines are also examined.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MACH2040

    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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    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.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WOOD3010     Computer Applications In Wood Products I
    Description: This practical course continues to build upon the CAD, spreadsheet and database skills introduced in previous semesters. The focus is upon the organization and integration of files and data using Excel, Access, and AutoCad.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP2010, DSGN2130

    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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Nine
    HRM3020     Effective Supervision Practicum

    Description: Full time students will apply the principles covered in Effective Supervision, in a practicum set-up within a structured environment. Under the observation of a professional, the student will organize and deliver specific training modules, as well as participate in other supervisory exercises. A portion of this course may be performed ?off campus? with approval of course faculty.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MGMT1220

    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.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: OPER1140

    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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: PLAN1010

    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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WOOD3020     Computer Applications In Wood Products II
    Description: Successful completion of Computer Applications I and II and the Cad-Cam module of the Woodworking Technician Program or the equivalent. Successful completion of the CNC portion of Machining II. This course introduces the student to the concepts of solid model creation in Autocad. The models are then used as a base for two dimensional drawing projections.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: WOOD3010

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