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Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology
Courses and Descriptions
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Year 1
Term 1 Course Name Credit Hours
  BLPR-1006 Blueprint Use 2
  CABI-1001 Orientation: Structure/Scope 0
  CABI-1002 Materials of Cabinetry and Woodworking 1 1
  CABI-1003 Fasteners, Adhesives and Hardware 1
  CABI-1004 Joinery and Casework 1
  CABI-1005 Packing, Shipping, and Installation 2
  CABI-9001 Cabinetry Diploma Yr 1 Learn 0
  COMM-1244 Technical Communications 1 2
  COMP-1051 Computers and the Woodworking Trade 1
  DRAF-1001 Intro to Drawing and Design 1
  MATH-1037 Trade Mathematics 3
  PRAC-1031 Practicum: Tools and Equipment 2
  PRAC-1033 Practicum: Major Casework Project 4
  SAFE-1027 Cabinetry and Woodworking Trade Safety 1
  SAFE-1028 WHMIS 0
  SEMR-9209 General Safety Training 0
  SEMR-9524 AC-183 Accreditation for Level 1 0
  TOOL-1002 Tools and Equipment 3
  WOOD-1025 Furniture Finishing 1 2
Term 2 Course Name Credit Hours
  CABI-2000 Materials of Cabinetry and Woodworking 2 3
  CABI-9001 Cabinetry Diploma Yr 1 Learn 0
  DRAF-1002 AutoCAD 1 3
  MATH-1047 Applied Math 1 3
  PRAC-2005 Machining Practical 1 4
  WOOD-1026 CNC Woodworking, Machinig, and Tooling 1 4
  WOOD-1028 Product Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Processes 7
  WOOD-2001 Adhesives Technology 2
  WOOD-2025 Furniture Finishing 2 1
Term 3 Course Name Credit Hours
  WRKE-1013 Co-op Work Term 9
Year 2
Term 4 Course Name Credit Hours
  BUSA-1032 Business Principles 4
  CABI-9002 Cabinetry Diploma Yr 2 Learn 0
  COMM-1115 Technical Communication 2 3
  DRAF-2001 AutoCAD 2 2
  ENGI-2008 Industrial Engineering 1 6
  MATH-1044 Introduction to Statistics 2
  MATH-2009 Applied Mathematics 2 3
  QUAL-1001 Quality Assurance 1
  TOOL-2001 Production Equipment 5
  WOOD-2036 CNC Woodworking 2 4
Term 5 Course Name Credit Hours
  CABI-9002 Cabinetry Diploma Yr 2 Learn 0
  DRAF-3001 AutoCAD 3 3
  ENGI-2069 Industrial Engineering 2 7
  MGMT-1029 Operations Management 4
  PRAC-3009 Machining Practical 2 4
  QUAL-1002 Lean Manufacturing 4
  WOOD-3000 Production Planning and Control 4
  WOOD-3025 Furniture Finishing 3 2
  WRKS-1010 Career Planning 1

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BLPR-1006 Blueprint Use
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This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of reading architectural and shop drawings and specifications found in the woodworking industry. Students will put into practice the training given in the conventions and methods of making shop and architectural drawings by producing various samples of these. Exercises will also focus on extracting and calculating information from sample drawings provided by industry.
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BUSA-1032 Business Principles
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This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature, scope, and significance of Canadian business practices. Social responsibility and ethical practices will also be examined.
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CABI-1001 Orientation: Structure/Scope
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This course profiles the cabinetry and woodworking trade in Manitoba and Canada. It describes the core tasks, skill requirements, and opportunities within the industry as well as the nature of 'production shop' and 'custom shop' cabinetmaking. Current industry advancements including the use of new equipment, increased use of computers in the office and shop, new materials, and new approaches to manufacturing are presented. Content also includes information about team work and team building, cooperative work strategies, and learning styles, techniques and strategies.
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CABI-1002 Materials of Cabinetry and Woodworking 1
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An in-depth survey of materials available and their use will be undertaken. This will include solid woods, veneers, plywoods, manufactured wood panels, plastics, metals and glass.  Content also includes attention to wood science, identification of species, the drying process of lumber, dimensioning systems, estimating, ordering, and processing and integration of these materials.  Environmental implications and efficient resource use will also be discussed.
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CABI-1003 Fasteners, Adhesives and Hardware
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Woodworkers rely on a myriad of metal fasteners, threaded fasteners, space-age adhesives, adjustable hinges, drawer-slides, and specialty hardware which are incorporated into furniture, cabinets, millwork, and windows. This course will survey typical and specific items from this inventory and study the characteristics and interactions of these items.
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CABI-1004 Joinery and Casework
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Woodworking materials have specific characteristics. Joinery and casework are developed to take advantage of these characteristics and incorporate them into functional products. Some of the techniques studied in this course will include casework styles, joinery, gluing and clamping, bending and laminating wood, structural stresses, and appropriate choice and use of tools. Cabinet and furniture component structure, strength, and rigidity will also be examined.
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CABI-1005 Packing, Shipping, and Installation
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Woodworking products are designed to withstand the rigors of customer use, however they must also be designed to be packaged, shipped, and assembled or installed at the end-use point. The tasks of packaging, shipping, and installation will be examined in this course and content concentrates on the phases, mechanics, and basic techniques involved in these important processes.
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CABI-2000 Materials of Cabinetry and Woodworking 2
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To understand the importance of the materials component of manufacturing, students will be involved in an in-depth study of materials including estimating, documentation and material take offs.  Environmental implications and efficient resource use will also be discussed.
Prerequisites:
CABI-1002
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CABI-9001 Cabinetry Diploma Yr 1 Learn
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(No description available at this time)
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CABI-9002 Cabinetry Diploma Yr 2 Learn
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(No description available at this time)
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COMM-1115 Technical Communication 2
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This course introduces planning and writing a proposal, an informal and a formal report. Students will learn techniques to present a formal report clearly and concisely. A review of Semester 1 Job Search component will allow students to update their resume and cover letter.
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COMM-1244 Technical Communications 1
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Most jobs require highly developed oral and written communication. Focusing on improving students’ communication skills, the majority of course material relates to woodworking subjects. Topics include basic technical communication, business correspondence, plain English, document design, informal reports such as accident, interpersonal skills, and job search techniques.
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COMP-1051 Computers and the Woodworking Trade
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This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge required to benefit from computer technology as it currently applies to woodworking. The course serves as a gateway to other program components that focus on such trade related computer applications as drafting, automated machine control, materials utilization, and communications. The course also offers essential information and basic techniques to equip students with the skills necessary to locate, select, and use electronic learning resources. Although many students will be familiar with basic personal computer technology, this unit will help round out their prior knowledge and help establish a thorough foundation for developing competence regarding trade-specific computer applications.
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DRAF-1001 Intro to Drawing and Design
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Attractive furniture, kitchen, architectural millwork and general casegoods design does not just happen. Good design must be studied and learned. Design principles, sketching, and achieving a good, thorough grasp of the uses and requirements of conventional design, drawing, and blueprint-reading practice will be studied. Students will demonstrate their skills through planning, drawing, and design exercises.
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DRAF-1002 AutoCAD 1
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As with many of today’s manufacturing techniques, drafting increasingly relies on computerized methods. It is vital for new technologists to have knowledge of CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting). Students will learn to use AutoCAD as a drafting and design tool. AutoCAD’s basic functions will be both discussed and practiced in a computer lab. Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to produce plan, elevation and sections views as they are used in industry. The material covered in this course provides the base for AutoCAD 2.
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DRAF-2001 AutoCAD 2
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Students will build on the basic AutoCAD skills and techniques learned in prior CAD, drafting, and blueprint reading courses to create drawing sets that include larger paper sizes, multiple viewports, multiple views and scales, uniformity of text size and other elements, proper use of line weights and line scales,  and other technical details and drawing management tasks that make prints clear, correct, and professional. Students will gain  abilities and learn techniques to control their printouts. Concepts will be learned and practiced in a computer lab.
Prerequisites:
DRAF-1002
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DRAF-3001 AutoCAD 3
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This course is a practicum where the instructor will emulate a professional environment, facilitating the students in creating a complete set of shop drawings on the Major casework project made by following year Term 1 intake. Students will apply all previous AutoCAD skills and techniques to complete this drawing up to industry’s standards.
Prerequisites:
DRAF-2001
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ENGI-2008 Industrial Engineering 1
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Industry is striving towards efficient work standards. In this course students will receive instruction in the systematic approach for improving and standardizing work methods. Method study introduces techniques that are used to examine and evaluate the activities of work, and to determine the most effective way of performing that work. Cutting lists, the break out of material, material optimization, and product design decisions will also be discussed and practiced. The course is designed to maximize student individual work, input and participation. The sessions are planned to employ lecture, demonstration, discussion, group problem solving labs and industry case studies, with lecturing minimized.
. The material covered in this course is a requisite for the following courses:
• ENGI-2069 Industrial Engineering 2
• MGMT-1029 Operations Management
• WOOD-3000 Production Planning and Control

Prerequisites:
WOOD-1028 and MATH-1044
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ENGI-2069 Industrial Engineering 2
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Design, problem-solving processes, and measurement of work are fundamental to the modern industrial organization. This course advances the concepts learned in the Production Equipment, Advanced Manufacturing Processes, and Industrial Engineering 1 courses through the practical application of industry engineering tasks. Students will solve applied problems in the shop and use software in the computer lab. Students will receive instruction on the systematic approach required to generate and standardize work methods used to manufacture an industry-based furniture product. Emphasis will be placed on generating all required information, calculations, techniques, documentation, and equipment specification needed to manufacture a pre-selected product. Advanced techniques used in examining and evaluating work activities will be introduced in such a way that students will be able to determine the most effective way of performing that work.

Prerequisites:
ENGI-2008 and MGMT-1029
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MATH-1037 Trade Mathematics
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This course centers on the calculations required to understand and carry out machining operations. Students will gain a familiarity with measurement, conversions, and manipulation of formulae and triangle theory as they relate to everyday shop operations. Content also includes a brief review of basic math concepts and operations, but its major focus concerns applications in actual trade practice.
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MATH-1044 Introduction to Statistics
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This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of statistical methods, their use in small lot production, and their application to the Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology program.
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MATH-1047 Applied Math 1
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This course presents the mathematical theory required to understand and carry out machining operations at a pre-calculus level. Students will develop an understanding of how mathematics applies to shop floor performance through the manipulation of trigonometric functions, equations, graphs, algebra, and formulae.
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MATH-2009 Applied Mathematics 2
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This course introduces students to graphing, Cartesian coordinates system, vectors, and applied systems of equations.
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MGMT-1029 Operations Management
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Operations Management (OM) techniques are used to examine and evaluate the efficiency of work and to determine the most effective way of performing such work. This course will focus on both the strategic importance and the analytic tools of OM and how organizations use operation functions to gain a competitive advantage. We will examine the issues managers face as they coordinate day-to-day activities consistent with an overall operations strategy. Operations Management will focus on the activities that relate to the creation of goods and services through the transformation of inputs to outputs. Students will receive instruction in the systematic approach for improving work flow methods. Student input, participation, and practise are maximized through the generation of a flowchart with all the necessary information and calculations for a manufacturing process

Prerequisites:
ENGI-2008
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PRAC-1031 Practicum: Tools and Equipment
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The use of hand tools to create wood products plays a vital part in the understanding of the complexity of solid wood components. Students will be introduced to the safe and correct set-up, use, application, and maintenance of hand tools used in the wood manufacturing industry. Students will complete a variety of hands-on shop projects such as the planing of the block and square of joints. Emphasis will be placed on the correct use of hand tools and a considerable amount of time will be spent on demonstrations.
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PRAC-1033 Practicum: Major Casework Project
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Students will have the opportunity to apply the safe and correct set-up and maintenance of a variety of woodworking tools as discussed in the Tools and Equipment course. A major shop project such as a full size kitchen will be completed as participants practice layout skills and hands-on skills using a variety of tools including hand tools, stationary and portable power tools, and machines. Emphasis is on core woodworking machinery and a considerable amount of time will be spent on demonstrations.
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PRAC-2005 Machining Practical 1
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Traditional solid wood joinery remains an important part of modern woodworking. This course highlights the layout and building of the popular Capone bar. Students will practise correct set-up, use, application, and maintenance of both traditional and modern stationary machines as well as factory production machines. Emphasis will be on solid lumber machining techniques and precision craftsmanship.
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PRAC-3009 Machining Practical 2
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Students will work with a variety of woodworking production machines, AutoCAD, CNC equipment, and some specialty equipment to complete the major practical project – a self-designed furniture piece. To be successful, students will be evaluated on Professionalism, construction, quality, design and marketability. Emphasis will also be on satisfying prescribed requirements, planning, material estimation, time management, layout, wood machining, computer use in woodworking, and behavioral properties of wood.
Prerequisites:
PRAC-2005
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QUAL-1001 Quality Assurance
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This course will provide the student with a solid foundation in quality concepts. It will provide exposure to many ideas, philosophies and methods used in quality assurance and quality control today. Through mistake-proofing approaches, the student will learn about quality control and other currently used techniques, such as the basic concepts of statistical methods and their use in small and large lot production. The course will use observations and results from concurrent courses, which will allow students to experience hands-on application of quality control in a live shop application. Students will also be able to present their acquired knowledge through presentations and assignments.   
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QUAL-1002 Lean Manufacturing
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The main focus of Lean manufacturing is the elimination of waste in processes and expanding a plant’s capacity for production. The various forms of waste will be discussed. Methods of eliminating them will be explored through case studies and implemented in actual practice. Students will be helped to understand Lean by studying the tenets of Lean such as value, 5S, Kaizen, Kanban, flow, total productive maintenance, and value stream mapping. Tours through manufacturing facilities of leading Lean companies will allow students to see Lean implementation in action.
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SAFE-1027 Cabinetry and Woodworking Trade Safety
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This course is designed to create a culture of safety among students and graduate workers, as well as provide concrete safe work procedures. Students will practice safe work procedures, and learn their rights and responsibilities as employees.  Employer responsibilities will also be reviewed. Red River College General Safety training and WHMIS certification are concurrent safety related courses that are included in Construction Trades. Basic principles of COR will also be examined.
Safety is an ongoing study and practice throughout Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology.

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SAFE-1028 WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

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SEMR-9209 General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

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SEMR-9524 AC-183 Accreditation for Level 1
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The Carpentry five month Pre-Employment program closely resembles the Level 1 and Level 2 Carpentry Apprenticeship program. Upon completion of this program with an average mark of 70% or greater, students may apply to receive accreditation toward the academic portion of Level 1 Carpentry Apprenticeship. More information about this process can be obtained from program instructors or  Apprenticeship Manitoba.

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TOOL-1002 Tools and Equipment
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A variety of traditional and modern hand woodworking tools as well as portable and stationary power tools including routers, plate joiners, power planers, saber saws, table saws, shapers, jointers, etc. will be studied in this course. Students will learn safe and correct use, application and maintenance of these tools. Instruction will include both lecture and in-shop demonstrations of the tools. Use of these tools will be required throughout the practical components of the Cabinetry & Woodworking program. Students will encounter most woodworking tools and machines in use in industry.
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TOOL-2001 Production Equipment
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A wide range of production machinery currently used in the advanced woodworking industry will be explored, analyzed, and discussed. Equipment will be presented sequentially as machine groups through a production cycle. Topics include safety, application, setup, capacity, and operation. Learning will be augmented through industry tours.
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WOOD-1025 Furniture Finishing 1
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This course will present concepts of various finishing tools, techniques, and materials. There will be a comparison of traditional and modern methods of finishing, and a survey of the types of finishes utilized in each. Students will learn and practice the correct application of paint, varnish, stains, oil, shellac, etc. Common problems such as finish breakdown will also be discussed with a view to avoidance and correction. Lab time will mainly focus on spray application of stains and finishes PRAC-1033 full size project.
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WOOD-1026 CNC Woodworking, Machinig, and Tooling 1
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Students will gain an understanding of what CNC (Computer Numerical Control) woodworking machines are, what they can do and how to operate a sampling of CNC machinery. Students will apply software applications to perform machine operation.  The main purpose of this course is to help prepare the student to be productive in a CNC machine operating environment by acquiring the knowledge to start CNC equipment, prepare for production, open part programs and modify and run them to produce components.  Tooling requirements, design and use will be integrated.  In addition, this course uses CNC software specific to cabinet and furniture manufacturing.
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WOOD-1028 Product Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Processes
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Students will become familiar with the main aspects involved in the design and development of new and existing products based on customer need, technology, and processes. Design tools and techniques, construction styles, pricing, and processes will be discussed with the goal of acquiring skills and knowledge to develop a marketable quality product at a reasonable cost. There will be a practical project for creating and assessing industrial documents.
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WOOD-2001 Adhesives Technology
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This course presents students with a hands-on and theory based study of woodworking adhesives, how to use them and how to choose the right glue for the job.  Practical testing of bonds and materials will help in making wise choices. 
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WOOD-2025 Furniture Finishing 2
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This course will continue with various finishing tools, techniques, and materials.  In this practical setting, we will learn and practice the correct application of paint, varnish, stains, oil, shellac, etc. using the Capone Bar built in PRAC-2005. Lab time will include a focus on spray application of stains and finishes.
Prerequisites:
WOOD-1025
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WOOD-2036 CNC Woodworking 2
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This is a hands-on course designed to provide students with training in CNC (computer numerical control) processes that are used in the woodworking industry.  Training is lab-based using CNC machining centres designed for the woodworking industry. A series of training modules guide students through safety, operating, programming, and related concepts needed to machine the parts for a practical cabinet project. The concepts learned in this course can be applied to a variety of other CNC wood machining centres with additional machine-specific training. In addition to learning the machine-specific programming software, students will produce practical projects which have included such items as cribbage boards, gaming chairs and tooling boxes.

Prerequisites:
WOOD-1026
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WOOD-3000 Production Planning and Control
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Production Planning and Control (PP&C) is intended to integrate the students’ knowledge from prerequisite courses such as Industrial Engineering 1 and 2 and Operations Management. This course will build on previous knowledge in order to create a functional production facility. A portion of the course will be devoted to the theories of PP&C, including MRP and MRP II. Students will spend time solving applied problems individually and under supervision, either in a computer lab environment, in industry, or in a classroom environment. Planning, engineering, and design aspects will be discussed and modified if required. Manpower planning, facility utilization, cost benefit calculations, and production scheduling will be part of the main structure to plan and control a complete production process design. Students will be encouraged to work independently or in teams. Input and participation is maximized in a practical application in generating and planning of a manufacturing facility.
Prerequisites:
ENGI-2069 and MGMT-1029
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WOOD-3025 Furniture Finishing 3
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This course continues practical application of various finishes, use of tools, techniques, and materials. There will be a continued focus on correct preparation of solid woods and panels for finishing, with practical work concentrating on the multi-material furniture project designed and built in PRAC-3164. Lab time will mainly focus on spray application of stains and finishes.
Prerequisites:
WOOD-1025 OR WOOD-2025
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WRKE-1013 Co-op Work Term
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During the summer months between first and second year, students working toward the Woodworking Technology diploma have the unique opportunity to enhance their learning and demonstrate their skills in a supervised woodworking environment. This paid 600-hour work experience term is geared toward providing students with exposure to the work environment of their field. Students have found work co-ops to be excellent opportunities to become known by potential employers and many have received offers to return after they graduate.
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WRKS-1010 Career Planning
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This course is designed to guide students through career exploration and planning processes, and to provide the strategies, skills, and tools necessary for a lifetime of career-related decision making. Techniques for defining and expressing skills, knowledge, and experiential learning and identifying educational and career plans will be examined. A professional and functional portfolio will be created.
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