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Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Academic Upgrading
ATST1010

Description:

This course will prepare students for entry into trades and apprenticeship. Students will learn and apply problem-solving strategies, reasoning skills, and mathematical concepts and procedures to solve problems to improve mathematical and communication skills. Relevant topics will be selected for each student from within the major categories of pre-algebra, algebra, measurement, data analysis and geometry/trigonometry. This course will also enable students to strengthen their communication skills in workplace reading and writing.

  • Hours: 60
  • Credits: 4
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Self Management/Self Direction (ACE)
CDEV1240

Description:

This course provides students with an opportunity to learn and use success strategies that can be applied to their academic, employment and personal life. The strategies will equip them with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become effective, confident and flexible learners. The course will focus on areas such as self-reflection, critical thinking, goal setting, study skills, organizational skills, group dynamics and career/employment exploration.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Communications-Options (ACE)
COMM1250

Description:

This course prepares students for entry into all diploma, certificate, and some apprenticeship college programs. Students will learn how to develop and improve the skills and knowledge needed to complete the following tasks: read with understanding, interpret and analyze information, think critically, express ideas in writing, and support opinions with details. This course meets ACE Communication requirements.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Communications for Assessment
COMM1260

Description:

This course enables students to establish their starting point in Preparatory Communications and to begin work on chosen topics. Topics will be selected for each student based on academic background and educational/vocational goal. Objectives may include reading and writing skills.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Communications for College Diploma, Certificate and Apprenticeship
COMM1270

Description:

This course prepares students for entry into all diploma, certificate, and some apprenticeship college programs. Students will learn how to develop and improve the communication skills and knowledge needed to complete the following tasks: read with understanding, interpret and analyze information, think critically, express ideas in writing, and support opinions with details.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Communications for Trades
COMM1280

Description:

This course prepares students for entry into some apprenticeship and skills college programs. Students will learn how to develop and improve the communication skills and knowledge needed to complete the following tasks: read with understanding, interpret and analyze information, think critically, express ideas in writing, and support opinions with details.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Communications for GED
COMM1290

Description:

This course will enable students to strengthen their communication skills of reading comprehension, Standard English conventions, and essay writing to prepare to write the GED test.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Communications Foundations
COMM1545

Description:

This course provides an overview of fundamental reading and writing skills, culminating in the creation of five-paragraph essays. This course provides entry into COMM 1250 (Preparatory Communications – ACE) course and can also be used to aid in GED test preparation.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Computer Studies (ACE)
COMP1012

Description:

This course provides students with a working knowledge of a Windows operating system, word processing software, spreadsheet software, and electronic communication to succeed in further studies and the world of work. Students will be able to create documents and navigate the Internet to conduct research and communicate in educational, workplace, and personal settings.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Computer Skills
COMP1680

Description:

This course provides students with a working knowledge of a Windows operating system, word processing software, spreadsheet software, and electronic communication to succeed in further studies and the world of work. Students will be able to create documents and navigate the Internet to conduct research and communicate in educational, workplace, and personal settings.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Mathematics for GED
MATH1000

Description:

This course will enable students to successfully complete the mathematics section of the General Educational Development (GED) test. Topics are arithmetic, measurement and data analysis, algebra, and geometry.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Mathematics - Options
MATH1360

Description:

This course will enable students to increase their skills in mathematics. Topics will be selected for each student from within the major categories of pre-algebra, algebra, geometry/trigonometry, and/or finance based on academic background and educational/vocational goals. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in their selected topics.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Mathematics for Assessment
MATH1370

Description:

This course enables students to establish their starting point in Preparatory Mathematics and to begin to learn and apply strategies and skills to solve problems in basic arithmetic.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Mathematics for Business (ACE)
MATH1375

Description:

This course prepares students for entry into a variety of business programs. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and finance relevant to business programs and careers.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Mathematics for Technology & Apprenticeship (ACE)
MATH1385

Description:

This course prepares students for entry into a variety of engineering technology programs. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to engineering technology programs and careers.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Mathematics for Health Sciences
MATH1395

Description:

This course prepares students for entry into a variety of health science programs. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra and algebra relevant to health science programs and careers.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Mathematics for Applied Arts and Community Services
MATH1405

Description:

This course prepares students for success in a variety of liberal studies, media and design, and community services programs. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra relevant to their chosen program and career.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Mathematics for Trades (ACE)
MATH1420

Description:

This course prepares students for entry into a variety of trade programs and apprenticeship. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to trade programs, apprenticeship, and related careers.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Core Mathematics (ACE)
MATH1691

Description:

This course will enable students to increase their skills in core mathematics. Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra and algebra.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Preparatory Biology
SCIE1010

Description:

This introductory course will provide a basic biology background for students with little or no previous science exposure. It will provide foundational knowledge in human anatomy and physiology of the body’s organ systems. Students will examine important aspects of cellular and tissue biology. As well, each organ system will be analyzed to provide students with an understanding of how the body’s systems interact to sustain life.

  • Hours: 0
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Preparatory Physics
SCIE1020

Description:

This introductory course will provide a basic physics background for students with little or no previous science exposure. Students will apply problem solving tactics and critical thinking techniques to develop their knowledge of basic physics concepts. Core topics in mechanics focusing on vectors, motion, and forces will be emphasized. Students will also complete one of three elective topics: Mechanics II/States of Matter, Waves and Light, or Electricity.

  • Hours: 0
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Preparatory Chemistry (ACE)
SCIE1030

Description:

This introductory course will provide a basic chemistry background for students with little or no previous science exposure. Students will develop a core understanding of chemistry through the study of matter, atomic and molecular structures, nomenclature, chemical bonding/reactions, and chemical composition and quantities. Students will further develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills as they investigate chemical processes related to gases, solutions, and acids and bases. Computer simulated laboratory exercises and hands on activities are used to enhance understanding of course content.

  • Hours: 0
  • Credits: 0
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Program outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  2. Perform written and oral communications skills as required for selected work, college or apprenticeship or other training programs.
  3. Perform fundamental arithmetic calculations.
  4. Perform operations and calculations in mathematics, measurement, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as required for selected jobs or skill training programs.
  5. Recognize concepts of physics relating to mechanics: wave motion, sound, light and trigonometry as required for selected jobs or apprenticeship or other training or college programs.
  6. Recognize concepts of chemistry relating to atomic structure, bonding, gas laws, quantitative relationships, nomenclature, electrolysis, and families of elements as required for selected jobs or apprenticeship or other training or college programs.
  7. Recognize concepts of biology relating to cells and human anatomy and physiology as required for selected jobs apprenticeship or other training or college programs
  8. Operate a computer using basic word processing and spreadsheet software.