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Manufacturing Technician
Courses and Descriptions
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Year 1
Term 1 Course Name Credit Hours
  CNTC-1069 Science 1 2
  CNTC-1081 Interpreting Engineering Drawings 3
  COMM-1095 Communication Skills 1 2
  MANU-1012 PC Fundamentals 1
  MANU-1022 Basic Machining Theory 4
  MANU-1033 Basic Machining Practical 4
  MATH-1116 Mathematics 1 3
  SAFE-1028 WHMIS 0
  SEMR-9209 General Safety Training 0
Term 2 Course Name Credit Hours
  COMM-2119 Communications Skills 2 2
  MANU-1021 Dimensional Metrology and GD&T 4
  MANU-1030 CNC Practical 1 4
  MANU-1031 CNC Theory 1 4
  MANU-1032 Lean Manufacturing & Processes 4
  MANU-1034 Fundamentals of CAD 3
  MATH-2119 Mathematics 2 3
Year 2
Term 3 Course Name Credit Hours
  MANU-1037 Sheet Metal Fabrication 2
  MANU-1039 Manufacturing Processes & Economics 2
  MANU-1040 Material Science and Metallurgy 4
  MANU-2003 CAD/CAM 4
  MANU-2004 CNC Practical 2 4
  MANU-2005 CNC Theory 2 4
  WELD-1008 Gas Welding 1
  WELD-1010 MIG Welding 1
Term 4 Course Name Credit Hours
  MANU-1041 Non-Destructive Testing and Quality Assurance 5
  MANU-1042 Composite Manufacturing 5
  MANU-1043 Toolings-Jigs and Fixtures 5
  MANU-1044 Intro Automation and Robotics 4
  MANU-3004 CAD/CAM Applications 3
  MANU-3005 Capstone Project 4
  SEMR-9539 AC-205 Machinist Theory Level 1 Accreditation 0

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CNTC-1069 Science 1
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This course introduces students to the basic concepts of trade science. Students will learn about pure metals and alloys (focusing on steel and sheet metal), heat treatment methods and its effect on metals, and solving shop problems involving physical science principles including force, stress, horsepower, and efficiency.
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CNTC-1081 Interpreting Engineering Drawings
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In this course, students will be provided with an understanding of trade-related print reading skills and will learn to correctly calculate and interpret information from production drawings. Conventional drafting and sketching techniques, object representation, and symbol applications as they relate to the interpretation and understanding of working drawings and specifications will be covered.
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COMM-1095 Communication Skills 1
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Clear and effective written and oral communication are essential for ensuring safety, quality production, and operating efficiency in the technical field. This course will provide the content to present written and oral technical information clearly and concisely. As well, this course will provide a brief overview on portfolio development.
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COMM-2119 Communications Skills 2
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Clear and effective written communication is essential for ensuring safety, quality production, and operating efficiency in the technical field. This course will provide the content to present instructions and procedures clearly and concisely. As well, this course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively with potential employers.
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MANU-1012 PC Fundamentals
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This course is designed to introduce students to computer applications using a 'hands-on' approach.
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MANU-1021 Dimensional Metrology and GD&T
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This course focuses on measuring and gauging geometric tolerances - the fundamentals of dimensional metrology. Students will learn to identify appropriate features on various parts and how they are related, in addition to learning the basic skills of using inspection tools and equipment required to perform basic open set-ups on a variety of parts that are typical of what is found in industry. Students will apply principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to the inspection and manufacturing processes following the ANSI Y14.5 M-1982 Standard. As well, students will inspect various parts using proper quality control methods. The methodology for proper verification, safe and proper use of lab equipment and facilities, and final report format will be modeled.
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MANU-1022 Basic Machining Theory
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This course will introduce and equip students with the basic theoretical knowledge underpinning the practical application of skills in operating various basic machine shop equipment - from bench work, grinder, lathe, milling machine, measuring tools, cut-off saws, and contour band saws, through to drilling machines.
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MANU-1030 CNC Practical 1
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In this course, students will directly apply programming concepts learned in the CNC theory course. This theoretical knowledge will be transferred to a practical machining environment by operating CNC mills and lathes. After the instructor demonstrates how to use each machine, students will practice independently.
Prerequisites:
CNTC-1081 AND MANU-1003 AND MANU-1033
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MANU-1031 CNC Theory 1
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In this course, students will learn the theory underpinning CNC machine set-up, operation, programming, program analysis and editing. Topics include safety, measuring tools, machines and applications, axis recognition, CNC programming, and data input.
Prerequisites:
CNTC-1081 AND MANU-1033">MANU-1033 AND MANU-1033">MANU-1033
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MANU-1032 Lean Manufacturing & Processes
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In today's world more and more organizations are realizing how important eliminating wasted resources, improving quality, and customer satisfaction is in order to sustain a competitive business. This course will introduce students to the philosophy, terminology, and concepts that companies and organizations are using to be competitive in global manufacturing and service industry.
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MANU-1033 Basic Machining Practical
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This course will introduce and equip students with the basic practical application of skills in various basic machine shop operations. Students will receive instruction in various machine shop operations and equipment - from benchwork, grinder, lathe, milling machine, measuring tools, cut-off saws and contour band saws, through to drilling machines.
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MANU-1034 Fundamentals of CAD
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This course introduces students to solid modelling using Solid Edge and the fundamental knowledge required to generate engineering drawings of mechanical components. Students will learn how to develop and modify solid models as well as shop drawings.
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MANU-1037 Sheet Metal Fabrication
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(No description available at this time)
Prerequisites:
CNTC-1069 AND MATH-2119
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MANU-1039 Manufacturing Processes & Economics
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(No description available at this time)
Prerequisites:
MANU-1022
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MANU-1040 Material Science and Metallurgy
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Prerequisites:
CNTC-1069
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MANU-1041 Non-Destructive Testing and Quality Assurance
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Non-destructive testing (NDT) involves a number of inspection techniques designed to detect discontinuities or defects, such as cracks, in different types of materials. NDT is used in many fields including the aircraft industry, pipelines, nuclear reactors, automotive servicing, and many others. The NDT course is designed to familiarize students with four different NDT methods - liquid penetrate method, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasound imaging, and x-ray imaging.
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MANU-1042 Composite Manufacturing
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The course is designed for individuals with an interest in the composite industry (aerospace/transportation). It will provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills required to a) fabricate honeycomb core details using various fabrication techniques for composite sandwich panels, b) work with composite materials for the fabrication of complex structural aerospace components, and c) repair defective composite structure.
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MANU-1043 Toolings-Jigs and Fixtures
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In this course, students will learn the theory which underpins designing jigs and fixtures. They will gain an understanding of tooling processes and the relationship of these tools to the machining and manufacturing areas.
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MANU-1044 Intro Automation and Robotics
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The course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to grasp how Manitoba’s manufacturing industry is using technology such as automation and robotics to compete in the global market.
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MANU-2003 CAD/CAM
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Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of CAD/CAM using software commonly found in industry. Students will use the software to produce CNC programs for both turning and machining centers.
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MANU-2004 CNC Practical 2
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This course is designed to provide students with practical experience in more advanced CNC manual programming, as well as an introduction to helical interpolation and four-axis programming.
Prerequisites:
MANU-1030
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MANU-2005 CNC Theory 2
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In this course, students will learn the theoretical programming concepts that are mandatory for operating CNC machines. Topics include safety, multi-axis machining, and CNC programming.
Prerequisites:
MANU-1031
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MANU-3004 CAD/CAM Applications
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In this course students will apply to parts from a print the concepts of CAD/CAM and CNC set-up and operation. Students will be required to produce a physical part on the turning/milling center.
Prerequisites:
MANU-2003 AND MANU-1030
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MANU-3005 Capstone Project
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This manufacturing project requires students to plan and complete the manufacturing of a product to specifications with minimal supervision. The project may involve processes such as design, selection, testing, process development, and problem analysis in a manufacturing context.
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MATH-1116 Mathematics 1
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This course reviews the four mathematical operations in concepts such as whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using a calculator and without a calculator. Students also learn to apply principles of conversions using metric and imperial measurements, principles of percent, ratio and proportion and right-angle triangle. Students will be introduced to calculations involving perimeter, area and volume and will learn how to manipulate equations and formulae to solve shop-related problems. In most instances, students will apply mathematical knowledge to solve shop-related problems accurately and independently.
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MATH-2119 Mathematics 2
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This unit introduces the student to the principles of trade mathematics. It consists of a review of math concepts and continues with computed measure of plane and three-dimensional objects.
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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-9539 AC-205 Machinist Theory Level 1 Accreditation
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(No description available at this time)
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WELD-1008 Gas Welding
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This course is designed to develop the welding knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively perform oxyacetylene welding.
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WELD-1010 MIG Welding
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This course is designed to develop the welding knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively perform gas metal arc welding (MIG). Students will also be introduced to gas tungsten arc welding (TIG).
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