FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS CWOOF-CT Cabinetry and Woodworking - Certificate

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-2172Communication for the WorkplaceRPL
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This course reinforces the communication strategies practiced in COMM-1173 to provide students with the communication skills needed to apply for, stay in, and progress in the world of work. Students will further develop their interpersonal skills and digital fluency by seeking college, industry and community supports. Additionally, they will apply speaking, writing, and collaboration strategies to getting the job, adjusting to the job, and developing long-term career goals. Communication for the Workplace is a creative and active learning opportunity to set students apart in today’s competitive job market.

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FIEL-4002Field Experience
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This course is an off-campus three-week placement that situates students in a highly authentic workplace environment where they engage with industry professionals. This will give the students a broader perspective on the work environment before they complete the program. Students will have the opportunity to build on their prior theoretical learning and applied skills while advancing professional abilities that are relevant for successful employment within the trade. Field experience will diversify the student’s portfolio, giving them a competitive edge as a successful job applicant in the industry.

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WOOD-4002 PROJ-1013 and WOOD-1030
Take COMM-2172; Minimum grade D,CR,P;
MATH-1197Math for Construction Trades
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PROJ-1013Project Development
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This course begins with reading and interpreting drawings and specifications by reviewing, extracting, calculating, and estimating information from drawings. Students will progress to sketching and manual drafting by creating a plan view of a specific project using industry standards. Building off the plan view students will evolve to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and create a working set of shop drawings. Creating cut lists, using optimization programs as well as an overview of the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) software are some of the typical software used in the industry and will aid in the completion of the project development course.

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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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.

SAFE-1036Trade Safety and Orientation
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In this course, the student will get an introduction to the college, program and how it relates to industry and apprenticeship. Students will tour the labs and equipment, classrooms, college facilities and review the college learning management system and its many capabilities. By observing safety standards such as PPE, Safe Work Procedures, and Toolbox Talks, we will be creating a safety culture to prepare the students for work in various Construction Trades as well as prepare them for the workforce. 

SEMR-9209General 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.

WOOD-1029Woodworking and Hand Tools
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This course is an introduction to the knowledge of wood and the many of its practical uses of tools and materials used in woodworking. Students will survey wood species, grain direction, defects, moisture content and wood processing. By studying tools, using wood dimensioning systems, reading linear measurements, laying out and using cutting techniques and working within strict timelines, the student will develop skills in tool identification and use. This course also introduces students to material selection and optimization, time management, tool care and maintenance as well as various fasteners used in the trade.

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WOOD-1030Woodworking and CNC Technologies
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This course is an introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) woodworking machine technology and how it relates to manufacturing. Discussions will include what CNC machines are, what they can do, and the requirements needed to have one in a facility. Students will learn to apply software applications such as AutoCAD and Biesseworks to perform machine operations and select the correct tooling requirements. A CNC project will include creating and operating the machine to run flat pack programs that are used in industry.

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WOOD-1033Woodworking Trends
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In this course, students will be exposed to the latest trends in woodworking. Students will have the opportunity to learn current techniques that will enhance their applied skill set. The exploration of these trends will inspire creativity and provide students with the confidence to try new things.  Upon completion of the course, students can carry these skills forward whether as a personal interest or in their chosen profession. 

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WOOD-1034Wood Finishing
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Selecting the right type of finish enhances a wood project and highlights the quality of work and materials. This course will introduce students to the finishing process by presenting concepts on safety, surface preparation, wood finishing products, conventional wood finishing techniques and spray equipment. Traditional and modern methods of finishing will be compared, and students will learn the importance of considering factors such as aesthetics, durability, and compatibility when selecting finishes. Students will get hands-on experience with the wood finish process flow by finishing the project they created in a previous course.

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WOOD-1036Shipping and Installation
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All products need to arrive on site in undamaged condition to ensure the project will not be delayed. In this course, students will learn how to organize, package, and load products so they are ready to be shipped to the jobsite. Once the products are on site, students will learn unpacking and installation procedures using the appropriate tools and lifting techniques to install the products. Once installed, students will make final adjustments and necessary touch-ups allowing for a professional fit and finish.

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WOOD-2008Woodworking and Power Equipment
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In this course, students will continue to develop and hone their skills in woodworking with the introduction of portable power tools and machines. The student will review manuals and safe work procedures and the various features of the tools and equipment. The student will learn set-up procedures and how to calibrate machinery including tooling changes. Students will build on their skills by manufacturing projects using various building materials, adhesives, hardware, and techniques to show competency and understanding of the process and the safe use of the tools and equipment. 

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WOOD-3003Woodworking Applications 1
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In this course, students will further enhance their skills and abilities in everything they have learned up till this point. Keeping the emphasis on safety and housekeeping, students will be expected to develop drawings, cut lists, estimate material usage, select material, use correct tooling, select proper tools and equipment, and complete the assigned project within specified timelines to industry standards. After successfully completing this course students will become more competent with less supervision needed in a woodworking shop.

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WOOD-4002Wood Industrial Machinery
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In this course, students will continue to build upon skills developed during term one. Students will be introduced to specialized machinery that allows for more efficiency in the manufacturing industry. These machines save time and money but tend to come with a high price tag, use a large shop footprint, are more complex than typical machines, and require specific training. Students will be required to do machine setups, tooling changes, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, create components, review, and modify Standard Operating Procedures (SOP),

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WOOD-5003Woodworking Applications 2
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Working in a shop includes working as a team. Students will work on a team project such as a set of cabinets for a kitchen, an office, or a walk-in closet. Skills developed in previous courses will further be enhanced by building various size casework components like upper and lower cabinet assemblies, end gables and doors, various hardware accessories, countertops, millwork, and filler pieces. The group must work together and be organized, efficient, on task, and must focus to complete the project on time.

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