FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS MANCF-CT Manufacturing Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

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Overview

  • One-year certificate
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg

Description
This program provides you with the skills necessary to produce computer-aided mechanical drawings of components and assemblies of industrial machines, machinery parts, and other mechanical equipment.

You will hone your problem-solving abilities and drafting skills through practical assignments, where you must think through the process of drawing development. You will spend a significant portion of the program learning about and producing drawings using computer-aided drafting (CAD). You will receive training on a wide variety of software programs such as recent releases of AutoCAD, Solid Edge, and Inventor, to give you the experience required to develop technical drawings.

As the year progresses, you will be asked to demonstrate planning, research, and analytical abilities as you undertake project design work.

As a graduate, you will possess skills in the following areas:

  • Engineering drawings
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Computer operation
  • Basic manufacturing processes
  • Quality control inspection
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerance
  • Metallurgy
  • Heat treatment

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session. You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.

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Fax: 204-697-0584

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
    • English Language Requirements (ELRs)
      • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
        Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
        • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
          or
        • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
          or 
        • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
      • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.

    Mature Student Admission Requirements
    If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

    1. Grade 11
      • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in Grade 11, including one credit in each of the following:
        • Grade 11 English
        • Grade 11 Math
      • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
      • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
        and
    2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

    English Language Assessments

    English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
    L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
    AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
    Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
    8787
    CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
    60506060
    CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
    Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
    8787
    CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
    As of October 20, 2021 the RRC CanTEST is no longer offered at RRC Polytechnic. RRC Institutional CanTEST results dated within 2 years of your application date will still be accepted to meet English language proficiency requirements. Please note the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)program requires the Official CanTEST (The RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted)
    4.54.04.53.5
    Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)

    * MINIMUM OVERAL SCORE OF 115 REQUIRED.

    There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

    Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

    Red River College will accept Duolingo assessments up to December 30, 2021. Beginning December 31, 2021 we will no longer accept Duolingo assessments to meet English language requirements.

    0*0*0*0*
    IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
    6.56.06.56.0
    LSI (Language Studies International)
    6.56.56.56.5
    PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
    58505850
    TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
    To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
    20181921

    Who Should Enrol?

    Consider this program if you are interested in engineering drawing and design. You should be comfortable working with computers, as approximately half of the class time consists of computer work in the CAD lab.

    Strong math and communication skills will be beneficial. Although a background in physical science is not required, an understanding of the basic concepts in physical science and mechanics will be helpful.

    Locations, Dates and Fees

    Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

    Location Start Date Apply Link
    Notre Dame Campus Aug 29, 2022 Apply Now

    Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

    Program/Student Fees
    Year 1
    $5,496.00
    Books and Supplies
    Year 1
    $1,100.00
    Program/Student Fees (International)
    Year 1
    $17,369.00

    Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

    Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

    Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

    Courses and Descriptions

    (Click the course name to view the description of the course)
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
    COMM-1173Communication Strategies
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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.

    MANU-1060Quality Inspection With GD&T and CMM
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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.

    Prerequisites:
    MANU-1064Lean Manufacturing
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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.

    MANU-1074Introduction to Manufacturing
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    This course serves as a general introduction to manufacturing principles and methods. Students will learn the production processes and skills required to manufacture a product in a modern factory environment. The manufacturing processes used are: CNC milling, CNC turning, punch press operation, manual milling, drilling and turning, anodizing, burnishing, rapid prototyping, quick change tooling, jigs and fixtures. This is a unique opportunity to not only talk about manufacturing concepts like JIT, lean, 5S SPC, and operation instructions but to use them in a world class facility.

    MANU-1076Engineering Drawing 1
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    Drafting principles and conventions required to produce engineering working drawings will be covered. Sketching techniques will initially be used to develop these basic concepts, and as the student’s knowledge of AutoCAD increases these drawings will be done by computer. Some of the areas to be studied include: multi-view projections, pictorials, sections, auxiliary views, fasteners and more.

    MANU-1077Introduction to 2D CAD
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    This course introduces students to 2D computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD software. Students will learn the commands, the methods, and the tools for producing, viewing, and editing two-dimensional drawing and turning them into engineering drawings.

    MANU-1079Capstone Projects
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    This project requires students to plan and complete the design of a product to specifications with minimal supervision. The project may involve processes such as design and selection in a manufacturing context.

    Prerequisites:
    MANU-1080CAD with Inventor
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    In this course students learn to build and manipulate intelligent 3D solid models creating multi-view engineering drawings and assemblies models. Autodesk Inventor 2020 software will be used for production of these models and drawings.

    Prerequisites:
    MANU-1082Additive Manufacturing
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    Students will learn about additive manufacturing, broadly known as 3D printing, which is transforming how products are designed, produced and serviced. Instead of being held back by manufacturing constraints, you can design the component you need, focused only on the function it requires to perform. In addition, students will learn the background, terminology, and the fundamentals of designing for additive manufacturing and current additive manufacturing technology, as well as the advantages and limitations of 3D printing, materials and post-processing.

    Prerequisites:
    MANU-1083Robotics and Automation
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    This 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.

    MANU-1084CAD/CAM Fundamentals
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    Students will learn to apply their previous learning of CAD/CAM software to produce CNC programs for various projects. Students will have an opportunity to produce programs for projects on both Machining Centres and Turning Centres.

    Prerequisites:
    MANU-1085Applied Mechanics
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    This course introduces students to equilibrium of forces and moments in both static and dynamic situations. Students will analyze structures and mechanisms to calculate unknown forces or motions.

    Prerequisites:
    MANU-1086Basics of Manufacturing
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    This course serves as a general introduction to manufacturing principles and methods. Students will learn the production processes and skills required to manufacture a product by building a stirling engine in a modern factory environment. The procedures demonstrated include Lean, 5S, kanban shop floor scheduling, statistical process control (SPC), dimensional inspection reports (DIR), operation sheets, bills of material (BOM), and engineering drawings. The manufacturing processes used are: CNC milling, CNC turning, punch press operation, manual milling, drilling and turning, anodizing, burnishing, rapid prototyping, quick change tooling, jigs and fixtures. Inspections will be accomplished with the use of surface roughness measuring tools, micrometers, verniers, co-ordinate measuring machines, and an optical comparator. This is a unique opportunity to not just talk about manufacturing concepts like JIT, lean, 5S SPC, and operation instructions but to use them in a world class facility. Each operation is fully documented with the use of operation and process instructions with all parts having engineered drawings with appropriate tolerances.

    MANU-2076Engineering Drawing 2
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    Industry relies on engineering drawings for the production and assembly of all manufactured parts. This course deals with detail, assembly, weldment and development drawings used to transmit this information.

    All drawings will be created using Inventor/Solid Edge/AutoCAD software.

    Students will also be exposed to modern production robotics and will be given an introduction to their programming.

    Prerequisites:
    MANU-2077Introduction to 3D CAD
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    This course introduces students to 3D computer-aided concept modeling using AutoCAD software. Students will learn the commands, the methods, and the tools for producing, viewing, and editing two-dimensional drawing and turning them into engineering drawings.

    Prerequisites:
    MANU-2080CAD with SolidEdge
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    In this course students learn to build and manipulate intelligent 3D solid models creating multi-view engineering drawings and assemblies models. Siemens SolidEdge 2020 software will be used for production of these models and drawings.

    Prerequisites:
    MATH-1082Mathematics for Manufacturing
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    Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry will be introduced to prepare students to solve mathematical problems at a technician level. Students will learn and employ mathematical strategies such as models, geometric representations, formulas, algebraic equations, and mathematical reasoning.

    PROJ-1071Project Management and Engineering Economics
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    The aim of project management and engineering economics is to expose an engineering technologist to the fundamentals of project management as well as the economic considerations required to support successful business decisions.

    Projects account for one fourth of the world’s gross domestic product. This course will address the key elements required to be a successful project manager including scheduling, resource management, cost and duration estimating. Engineering economics will cover basic financial statements and time value of money calculations, the impact of inflation, taxation, depreciation, financial planning, economic optimization, and legal and regulatory issues. These topics are introduced and applied to economic investment and planning and project-management problems.

    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.

    SCIE-1025Applied Science in Physics
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    This course will examine statics and strength of materials. CADD applications will be used as a tool to explore and visualize problems and solutions to mechanical and physics problems. Topics will include force vectors, force system resultants, moment of a force, equilibrium of a rigid body, frictional forces, structural analysis, simple trusses, frames and machines, center of gravity, centroid and moment of inertia, strain, stress, mechanical properties of materials, and Hooke's Law.

    SCIE-1034Metallurgy and Material Science
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    This course covers various aspects of metallurgy, from an overview of metallurgical equipment, sample preparation, and constituent identification through to theoretical physical metallurgy. The lab component will concentrate on problem work and working with materials.

    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.

    WRKE-1019Work Experience
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    Work experience is a key component of your education. Finding a work placement is a great way to get to know the marketplace, gain experience in a real organization and possibly secure employment. The work experience education blends on-the-job experience with classroom studies by incorporating work term as part of your academic program. Work experience extends the learning process beyond Red River College into the professional business world by forming a partnership between you, your employer and the College.

    Prerequisites:

    Computer/Laptop Requirements

    Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

    1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

    2.  A high speed internet connection

    3. A computer running the following minimum requirements:

    Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

    • Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
    • Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.

    Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.



    Objectives/Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the program, you will be able to produce computer-aided mechanical drawings of components and assemblies of industrial machines, machinery parts and other mechanical equipment by:

    Preparing engineering drawings to meet current standards by:

    • Visualizing and applying basic drafting fundamentals
    • Preparing and editing engineering drawings
    • Creating CAD drawings
    • Calculating part features using math skills

    Doing quantity take-offs and creating Bills of Material by:

    • Creating Bills of Material in a CAD environment
    • Extracting information from prints and specifications
    • Recognizing various materials and manufacturing processes
    • Calculating and/or measuring material lengths, areas, or mass

    Communicating effectively in an office or engineering environment by:

    • Creating sketches for visualization
    • Interpreting and using industrial terminology

    Demonstrating an understanding of office equipment, policies and procedures by:

    • Using time efficiently
    • Operating office equipment such as scanners, plotters, printers, etc.
    • Using general software such as work processors, spreadsheets, and the Internet

    Conducting field work by:

    • Interpreting and demonstrating professional responsibility
    • Practicing basic safety procedures
    • Drawing basic sketches and/or taking notes
    • Operating measuring tools and video equipment

    Interpreting and applying job-related information by:

    • Interpreting and applying drafting standards
    • Using discipline-related terminology
    • Interpreting drawings and extracting required information

    Using computers as an engineering tool by:

    • Operating a computer and its operating system
    • Using software for CAD and general office applications
    • Using the Internet for research and communication
    • Demonstrating appropriate computer etiquette

    Applying general detaining practices on drawings by:

    • Drawing sectional views
    • Calculating and applying welding symbols
    • Calculating and applying tolerances
    • Applying appropriate G,D & T symbols
    • Applying finishing symbols

    Using parametric modeling software to create 3D models and engineering drawings by:

    • Conducting 3D solid models using parametric modeling software
    • Generating engineering drawings from parametric models

    Identifying basic manufacturing materials by:

    • Distinguishing different types of metals
    • Differentiating between thermoplastics and thermosets
    • Identifying various types of fasteners and selecting them from catalogues

    Understanding basic processes and machinery used in manufacturing by:

    • Differentiating various machines used in manufacturing
    • Understanding the set-up procedures and basic operations of machines used in manufacturing
    • Interpreting tables and calculating bend allowances

    Comprehending material flow and scheduling in manufacturing processes by:

    • Extracting product information for bills of material
    • Understanding material flow for part production

    Measuring parts to extract dimensional data by:

    • Using various types of measuring instruments
    • Recognizing and using both imperial and metric measuring systems
    • Converting imperial to metric and vice versa

    Researching information from technical data, catalogues, specifications, standards, etc. by:

    • Finding specifications and product information for catalogued hardware and parts
    • Using the Internet to do searches
    • Finding and applying engineering drafting standards

    Recent Changes

    The entire program has been enhanced and is now offered on a course based registration system.  Students will enjoy added flexibility by being able to take the courses they want and having options in their educational path.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

    Graduate Employment Report

    Red River College Polytechnic surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College Polytechnic.

    Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

    Graduation Requirements

    For students registered in the Manufacturing CAD Certificate program with a 2020-2021 Catalogue year, the requirements to graduate are as follows:

    • A minimum grade of D in each of the Core/Compulsory courses in the program content
    • A minimum program GPA of 2.00


    Employment Potential

    New graduates may find employment with the following:

    • Engineering firms
    • Consulting firms
    • Manufacturing companies
    • Utility companies
    • Aerospace and other industries where CAD skills are required

    After gaining experience, many graduates have found employment as technical representatives, sales persons for metal-working equipment and product companies, shop inspectors, and designers.

    Contact Information

    For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

    For detailed program information, contact:

    Glen Hawker
    Program Coordinator
    204-632-3055

    College Support Services

    Red River College Polytechnic is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC Polytech.

    Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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