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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Career Discovery
CDEV1840

Description:

This course focuses on career exploration and decision making. Students will evaluate their interests, values, skills and abilities through assessment tools and explore the labour market to identify employment trends aligned to their strengths. Effective communication strategies to aid success in the workplace will be covered. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized development plan to support their future career goals.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Communication Essentials
COMM1365

Description:

This course introduces students to the verbal and written communication skills required for success in their future studies and in the workplace. Students will learn to share information in a clear and professional manner both orally and in writing. Students will develop active listening skills and learn to interpret common workplace documents and texts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Computers
COMP1134

Description:

This course introduces students to the computer skills required for success in the workplace. Students will learn the basics of operating a PC using the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students will learn to use a computer to manage files and edit and create simple documents in Microsoft Office applications. Students will learn Internet browsing and search techniques for working securely and efficiently online. Students will develop their keyboarding skills to increase work efficiency.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Microsoft Applications for the Workplace
COMP1189

Description:

This course provides students with the skills required to complete common workplace tasks in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Students will learn to create and format professional documents for the workplace.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Student Success Strategies
ETR1140

Description:

This course provides students with an introduction to the post-secondary environment and expectations of college level learning. Students will be oriented to the services available from Conestoga to support them in their studies and enhance their college experience. Students will learn and develop academic and personal skills required for success in a post-secondary program. In addition, students will identify strategies that promote wellness and resilience. Students will gain experience with using APA format for written assignments and be exposed to Conestoga College’s online learning platform to locate information, engage in course discussions, and complete assignments.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Human Resources in the Workplace
ETR1410

Description:

This course introduces students to their rights and obligations in the Ontario workplace. Students will learn concepts of organizational structure common to a variety of workplaces to aid in orienting upon entry to a job. Students will be introduced to the laws and regulations that protect workers and guide workplace practices. Students will explore current issues in the workplace in Ontario and discuss how these issues may affect their employment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Math Fundamentals for the Workplace
MATH1165

Description:

This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve basic arithmetic skills and to develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed for students to help them bridge any existing gap between their current preparation and the mathematics required for success in the workplace.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Safety in the Workplace
OHS1320

Description:

This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself within a variety of employment settings. Through the units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of general Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while employed. As well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their employers.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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Level 2

Course Details

Field Placement (Building Superintendence & Repair)
FPLT1430

Description:

Students will apply their knowledge and consolidate their skills in a workplace related to their program of study. Field placements may be in any workplace environment related to the field of study. Placements must be approved by program staff to ensure fit with program of study.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Landlord and Tenant Law and Relations
LAW1600

Description:

This course provides students with a foundational understanding of tenant relations and landlord and tenant law as it applies to residential leasing. Students will explore the rights and obligations of both landlords and tenants as they apply to all aspects of apartment buildings management.Students will learn best practices for the formation and maintenance of positive tenant relationships. Students will learn to understand the language of rental agreements and explore best practices in establishing rental agreements. Students will learn to apply customer service best practices to maintain tenant relationships. Students will learn best practices and legal obligations surrounding termination of rental agreements.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Building Systems Troubleshooting and Maintenance
MTNC1110

Description:

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of troubleshooting and maintaining residential building electrical and electronic systems. Students will learn to identify common residential electronic and electrical components. Students will learn best practices for troubleshooting problems, as well as signs of degradation or hazards in systems. Students will learn to conduct basic maintenance in accordance with applicable laws, building codes, and accepted standards.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Basic Plumbing Maintenance
MTNC1120

Description:

This course introduces students to the basics of residential plumbing and best practices for maintenance. Students will learn to identify plumbing system components. Students will learn to recognize signs of degradation or hazards in residential plumbing. Students will learn to conduct basic maintenance on plumbing in accordance with applicable laws, building codes, and accepted standards of practice.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Grounds Maintenance
MTNC1130

Description:

This course introduces students to the basics of residential grounds maintenance. Students will learn to conduct landscaping and exterior maintenance activities required to maintain the safety and appearance of a residential building. Students will learn to recognize signs of degradation or hazards related to building exteriors and grounds. Students will learn to conduct basic grounds maintenance in accordance with applicable laws, building codes, and accepted standards of practice.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Cleaning, Painting and Drywall Repairs
MTNC1140

Description:

This course introduces students to the skill required to conduct residential building cleaning and interior wall maintenance. Students will be introduced to the materials, equipment, and practices required to establish and conduct cleaning routines in residential buildings. Students will learn best practices for safe handling and storage of cleaning materials. Students will learn best practices for cleaning residential buildings to promote health and maintain a professional standard in an apartment building. Students will learn to develop schedules for cleaning routines to be conducted by building maintenance teams. Students will learn to conduct basic drywall repairs and best practices for interior surface painting. Students will learn to recognize signs of degradation or hazards on interior walls. Students will learn to conduct basic drywall repairs in accordance with applicable building codes and accepted standards of practice.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Recordkeeping and Sourcing Contractors
OPER1470

Description:

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to contract building maintenance and maintain records in a rental office.Students will learn best practices for locating qualified professional contractors. Students will learn best practices for establishing contracts, maintaining contractor relations, and monitoring work completion.Students will learn file management practices for efficient control and updating of rental agreements, tenant records, and maintenance contracts. Students will learn basic bookkeeping practices required for tracking financial activities involved in apartment building leasing and maintenance.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Evaluate career-related values, strengths, and opportunities to develop a personal career plan.
  2. Employ professional workplace behaviours to locate and maintain work in a variety of environments and successfully manage workplace changes.
  3. Apply critical thinking strategies to solve problems and make decisions in order to address workplace issues effectively.
  4. Work collaboratively and respectfully with other members of a team to effectively achieve established objectives.
  5. Discuss issues related to job continuity and employees right and responsibilities to align with workplace laws, organizational structure, and ethics.
  6. Communicate both orally and in writing to facilitate clarity, efficiency, and professionalism with a variety of audiences in the workplace.
  7. Conduct inspections and maintenance of buildings according to applicable laws, regulations, and accepted standard of practice.
  8. Use mathematics and computer literacy skills such as word-processing, electronic mail, spreadsheets and presentation applications to support business needs specific to the role.
  9. Maintain business records related to apartment leasing and maintenance to support effective building superintendence activities.