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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Computer Use in the Modern World
COMP1618

Description:

Students will use Microsoft Office to create reports, electronic presentations, brochures, flyers, posters and create budgets. In addition, they will be using computer applications in the contexts of online platforms, online collaboration tools and social media. As students use their research skills in online environments, they will learn how to conduct searches in order to decipher accurate from inaccurate information.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Student Success for Higher Learning
LIBS1540

Description:

This course enables students to employ strategies and take advantage of resources and opportunities that will support their success in post-secondary environments. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for achieving their academic, career and personal goals for reaching personal satisfaction. It provides a structured and supportive learning environment to help students define and develop the academic habits and skills for a successful transition to a Canadian post-secondary culture. The course will address the diverse issues facing students who are beginning their academic path in post-secondary studies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Critical Thinking
PHIL1000

Description:

This course examines the essential elements of both critical and design thinking, through problem solving. Students will explore the nature of evidence, sound arguments and valid conclusions, faulty reasoning, convergent and divergent thinking, and the creative process. The concepts of critical and creative thinking are then applied to problem solving frameworks where students will engage in the discussion of ideas and the presentation of information to an audience.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Level 2

Course Details

Foundations in Presentation Skills
COMM1665

Description:

This course will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Information, Data and Current Events
MDIA1070

Description:

In this modern era, we are bombarded with fake news, post and alternative facts, and complex influences impacting the way we locate, consume and understand data and current events. In this course, students will explore the tools needed to be able to successfully sort through a myriad of complex information, data and sources to make sense of the information. As they explore tools, strategies and resources, students will be able to situate themselves in the mix of the information, how it applies to their home communities as well as the ever evolving global environment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Canada in the Future
SOC1140

Description:

We live in an ever-changing and highly uncertain world that is showing no signs of slowing down. This course takes students on a journey of past, present and future megatrends and poses the question: What’s next? Students will begin to imagine what the future of Canada will look like by exploring current issues and trends that impact Canada and the world today. Students will explore demographic change and population trends, climate change, technology, globalization and social issues to make predictions of Canada in the future.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Foundations in Presentation Skills
COMM1665

Description:

This course will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations in Math
MATH1095

Description:

Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to a broad range of careers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Discipline Option
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Introductory Financial Accounting I
ACCT1030

Description:

This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations in Presentation Skills
COMM1835

Description:

This course will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations Of Curriculum
ECE1020

Description:

This course introduces the concepts of relationship-building and play as the cornerstones of curriculum. Through the lens of holistic development and inclusive early learning, students will examine and describe the elements of meaningful learning for young children of all age groups and the role of the educator in supporting learning. Students will practice emerging skills in observation, reflection and documentation as the basis for planning children’s learning.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Child Development: The Early Years
ECE1065

Description:

This course introduces students to the study of child development, which is holistic and interdependent, and focuses on the period from conception to early childhood. The biologically determined characteristics and the influences of family, culture and society are explored. Major theories of development and learning are introduced and used as a framework for examining the developmental process. The course introduces students to the role observation plays to incorporate a child’s development into planning for an inclusive, play-based curriculum for infants and toddlers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Microeconomics
ECON1020

Description:

This course will function as a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It will introduce students to principles that are essential to understanding contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models will be utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy such as households and firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study will include principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Macroeconomics
ECON1030

Description:

This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, balance of payments; and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Role of the Educational Assistant
EDUC1550

Description:

Through a lens of professional relationship building and communication, students will examine the roles and responsibilities of the Educational Assistant as a member of the multi-disciplinary educational team. Students will review and discuss how provincial legislation and school board policies, procedures, and protocols relate to the responsibilities of this role. In addition, they will review and develop strategies for creating inclusive environments that contribute to safe, caring, and secure educational settings for children and youth.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Introductory Financial Planning
FIN1020

Description:

This course is an introduction to the areas of financial planning and financial services. Topics covered include: financial planning, financial markets, investment portfolios, securities regulations, consumer debt, retirement and estate planning.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Finance I
FIN2020

Description:

This is an introductory course in managerial finance. Its purpose is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 OR ACCT8170
  • CoRequisites:

General Arts & Science Program Exemption
GASPO1000

Description:

Program Exemption for GAS program 0791 & 0090

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

General Arts & Science Program Exemption
GASPO1001

Description:

Program Exemption for GAS program 0791 & 0090

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Lifestyle Psychology and Behaviour Change
HEAL1085

Description:

This course focuses on the exploration of lifestyle psychology and common characteristics of lifestyle behaviours. Emphasis will be placed on health behaviour change and modification theories. Additionally, specific lifestyle choices will be examined such as: physical activity, healthy eating, and others. Students will also consider the role of behaviour change and its uses in health promotion practices, policies, and programs.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Nutrition
HEAL1095

Description:

This course focuses on nutrition concepts, guidelines, and recommendations to promote healthy food consumption. Topics will focus on the macro and micronutrients of a healthy diet including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Students will also examine the link between diet and healthy body weight. Throughout the course, application of nutrition concepts for personal health promotion and healthy nutrition habits will be emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Understanding Diversity
HSF1210

Description:

This course will introduce students to the broader context of human diversity and the complexities associated with that. Students will investigate the relationship between understanding diversity and contributing to the development of healthy individuals and communities through careers in human services. With self as focal point, they will examine their own characteristics and condition in order to relate to concepts of diversity and privilege. Building on their human services attributes, students will describe the elements of inclusive communities and develop skills in order to interact with others with dignity, respect and sensitivity.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

User Experience
INFO1265

Description:

Because of the proliferation of different types of devices, the growing range of digital user interface technologies, and the increasingly competitive nature of the software industry, high-tech companies have come to understand the growing importance of the User Experience, and to value skilled professionals in this area. Thus, students are introduced to best current practices in interactive design, and will solve a series of design problems which draw on different types of devices and varying types of navigation controls, as applied to business and commercial applications. Students will consider competition, target markets, business models and technical challenges in order to gather requirements , storyboard and document the design.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Powers, Authorities and Liabilities
LAW1140

Description:

This course is designed for police officers who are seeking a clear, concise and succinct explanation of the legal authorities they possess, the constraints under which they work, and the liabilities they may face. The course will examine in detail the Police Services Act as well as provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Criminal Code. The course will also explore such police powers as powers of arrest, officer discretion, charging and releasing an offender as well as search and seizure authorities

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Crime Scenes and Investigation
LAW1510

Description:

This course introduces students to the legal considerations and best practices in collecting evidence at the crime scene and throughout an investigation for presentation in a courtroom, including, the rules and procedures that apply to conducting interviews with both witnesses and suspects. It begins with a detailed analysis of Charter-compliant requirements pertaining to the types and admissibility of evidence into a criminal trial procedure. The most current information on digital, DNA, evidence and crime labs, and the multiple usages of forensic science in investigations is explored.

  • Hours: 45
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Math for Data Management
MATH1005

Description:

This course introduces students to the application of statistical reasoning to managing data. Included in the course will be an overview of the research methods used by social scientists. Students will be introduced to descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inference, regression and correlation. The major components of the research process will also be introduced – developing theoretically informed hypotheses, examining research strategies and the architecture of social research, testing hypotheses through data management and the presentation of research findings. Students will develop the ability to read and critically analyze research reports and will be taught to avoid the ethical dilemmas and pitfalls endemic to social research.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Business Mathematics I
MATH1010

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional modules. The course stresses business applications using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII “Plus” calculator is required for the course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations in Math
MATH1095

Description:

Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to a broad range of careers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Mathematics for Information Technology I
MATH1910

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide students with a sound mathematical foundation for logical reasoning and problem solving. The course stresses computer and business applications using equations, logic, sets, vectors, and data structures. The course includes applications such as cost-volume-profit analysis. The course is designed for IT students to help them translate everyday real world scenarios into mathematical concepts they can solve with computer systems and applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Graphic Design for Marketers
MKT1150

Description:

You will learn how to apply the principles of graphic design along with an introduction to standard industry software for designers including PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign to develop exciting, professional print ads, online ads, brochures, and other marketing materials. You will also gain hands on experience with creating videos. Skills developed in this course are applied and augmented in other courses in the program, notably, Advertising, Brand Management, Direct and Database Marketing, Website Design for Marketers and Integrated Marketing Communications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Managing Marketing Communications
MKT2050

Description:

Businesses today have a variety of messages to get out to the public. Using scenario based learning techniques, you will learn how to effectively communicate using the written word through numerous channels. You will learn how to internally market messages as well as how to convey those same messages to an external market or to other key stakeholders.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
  • CoRequisites:

Sales
MKT2080

Description:

This course focuses on the buying/selling of a product, service or idea. Students will develop professional selling skills based on practical techniques and scenarios to implement Relationship Selling. The focus is on Business to Business (B2B) selling with the student acquiring the ability to utilize the structured selling process. This course is also designed to develop and refine the student's presentation and networking skills.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Physics I - Mechanics
PHYS1111

Description:

This course will give students a basic understanding of mechanics. Topics covered will include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power and fluids. The course includes laboratory exercises to enhance understanding of the lecture material.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conflict Management
PLCE2080

Description:

This course is designed to develop the ability of the participant to intervene in conflict and crisis situations with competence and confidence. The conflict situation will be examined from its inception through intervention by either police or other law enforcement agencies. Various problem-solving skills and non-violent intervention techniques are discussed along with intervention strategies directed toward specific incidents. Behaviour patterns that may lead to violent encounters are analyzed and the appropriate legal responses to these encounters are learned. These responses emphasize both officer and public/client safety through awareness and preparation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Programming: Web Foundations
PROG1245

Description:

In this course, students develop the skills needed to build static web sites. This includes facility with coding HTML, XHTML, and CSS, as well as the insertion of graphics and video into web sites.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Programming Concepts I
PROG1781

Description:

Software development programs depend on a strong foundation in programming concepts and logic. In order to develop programs that solve business problems, the student will use the programming concepts of data types, looping, decision making, modifying strings and arrays. Particular attention will be paid to problem solving techniques using flowcharting to design the logic of the program. The student will be introduced to techniques of desk checking, testing and debugging.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Science for Technology
SCIE1155

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to aspects of physics and chemistry that a Civil Engineering Technologist must know in order to understand concepts taught in other related Civil Engineering Technology courses. This introductory course will therefore explore the fundamental concepts of physics with respect to such applications as measurement, ratios and proportions, density, force and acceleration, heat transfer and the thermal expansion of solids. This course will also explore a fundamental understanding of basic chemistry and chemical reactions. An emphasis is placed on problem solving to illustrate the practical application of these concepts of science in technology.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Security Guard Fundamentals
SECU1090

Description:

This course will provide students with the basics required for security guard training. Students will be introduced to knowledge about the security industry and the legislation that governs it. Through interactive class discussions and activities, they will develop basic security procedure skills, effective communication and professional decision making as a security guard.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Working with Diverse Populations
SOCS1360

Description:

This course will introduce students to the principles of working with diverse populations. Through examination and discussion, students will develop an awareness of their own views about diversity. They will develop an understanding of the impacted groups and devise interaction strategies which demonstrate respect for diversity. They will demonstrate knowledge of the role of the social work professional in advancing social inclusion, diversity, equity and social justice.

  • Hours: 27
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Level 3

Course Details

Research and Writing
COMM2210

Description:

This course examines both the essentials of academic research and the general principles for effective writing of a research paper, along with the further development of communication and presentation skills. In practice-oriented activities, students will be guided through the incremental process of design and accomplishment of a research project. This includes selecting a research topic from the area of student’s academic and professional interests, drafting a literature review, formulating research questions and hypotheses, collecting data from diverse primary and secondary sources, basically analyzing and creatively interpreting data, and considering ethical issues. The rule of equal thirds, which are thinking, writing, and revising, will be implemented as an effective time management strategy. The course will culminate into the presentation of the research paper.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Electives: Program Option
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL2030

Description:

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the history and basic principles of philosophy. In this course, students will learn methods of inquiry, analysis and criticism into complex problems and begin to formulate their own philosophical approaches. Using these philosophical approaches, students will develops one's ability to think carefully and critically. The objective of this course is to enable students to be reflective about the beliefs that they or their society have developed. Throughout this course students will seek to advance our reading comprehension as well as our communication skills, both oral and written in order to express their philosophical approaches.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Natural Science
SCIE2010

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the philosophy of science and the scientific process. This course will provide the student with an opportunity to review current moral and ethical issues affecting science. The student will explore the natural sciences including biology and geology at an introductory level. Students will explore basic concepts of various sub-disciplines of biology, thereby gaining an understanding of the nature of life and its complex interactions with the biotic and abiotic environments. They will develop a basic understanding of various geological principles and techniques used in the study of geology.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to The Social Sciences
SOC1525

Description:

This course provides students with the opportunity to meet the Civic Life (Theme 2) component of the general education requirements for programs of instruction for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. In order to live responsibly and to reach one's potential as an individual, and as a citizen of society, there is a need to understand the patterns of human relationships that underlie the orderly interactions of a society’s various structural units. Informed people have knowledge of the meaning of civic life in relation to diverse communities at the local, national and global level. This course will teach the basic principles and vocabulary of the social science disciplines: economics, sociology, and politics. It will introduce students to the intellectual frameworks of these disciplines and will emphasize the development of critical thinking by focusing on inequalities in contemporary Canadian society. Students will be provided with an understanding of the meaning of freedoms, rights, and participation in community and public life, in addition to a working knowledge of the structure and function of various levels of governments in Canada. The course will contribute to the development of citizens who are conscious of the diversity, complexity, and richness of the human experience, who are able to establish meaning through this consciousness, and, who, as a result, are able to contribute thoughtfully, creatively, and positively to the society in which they live and work.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Discipline Option
Student must pass 2 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Introductory Financial Accounting I
ACCT1030

Description:

This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations in Presentation Skills
COMM1835

Description:

This course will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations Of Curriculum
ECE1020

Description:

This course introduces the concepts of relationship-building and play as the cornerstones of curriculum. Through the lens of holistic development and inclusive early learning, students will examine and describe the elements of meaningful learning for young children of all age groups and the role of the educator in supporting learning. Students will practice emerging skills in observation, reflection and documentation as the basis for planning children’s learning.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Microeconomics
ECON1020

Description:

This course will function as a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It will introduce students to principles that are essential to understanding contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models will be utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy such as households and firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study will include principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Macroeconomics
ECON1030

Description:

This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, balance of payments; and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Role of the Educational Assistant
EDUC1550

Description:

Through a lens of professional relationship building and communication, students will examine the roles and responsibilities of the Educational Assistant as a member of the multi-disciplinary educational team. Students will review and discuss how provincial legislation and school board policies, procedures, and protocols relate to the responsibilities of this role. In addition, they will review and develop strategies for creating inclusive environments that contribute to safe, caring, and secure educational settings for children and youth.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Introductory Financial Planning
FIN1020

Description:

This course is an introduction to the areas of financial planning and financial services. Topics covered include: financial planning, financial markets, investment portfolios, securities regulations, consumer debt, retirement and estate planning.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Finance I
FIN2020

Description:

This is an introductory course in managerial finance. Its purpose is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 OR ACCT8170
  • CoRequisites:

General Arts & Science Program Exemption
GASPO1006

Description:

Program Exemption for GAS program 0791 & 0090

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

General Arts & Science Program Exemption
GASPO1007

Description:

Program Exemption for GAS program 0791 & 0090

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Lifestyle Psychology and Behaviour Change
HEAL1085

Description:

This course focuses on the exploration of lifestyle psychology and common characteristics of lifestyle behaviours. Emphasis will be placed on health behaviour change and modification theories. Additionally, specific lifestyle choices will be examined such as: physical activity, healthy eating, and others. Students will also consider the role of behaviour change and its uses in health promotion practices, policies, and programs.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Nutrition
HEAL1095

Description:

This course focuses on nutrition concepts, guidelines, and recommendations to promote healthy food consumption. Topics will focus on the macro and micronutrients of a healthy diet including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Students will also examine the link between diet and healthy body weight. Throughout the course, application of nutrition concepts for personal health promotion and healthy nutrition habits will be emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

User Experience
INFO1265

Description:

Because of the proliferation of different types of devices, the growing range of digital user interface technologies, and the increasingly competitive nature of the software industry, high-tech companies have come to understand the growing importance of the User Experience, and to value skilled professionals in this area. Thus, students are introduced to best current practices in interactive design, and will solve a series of design problems which draw on different types of devices and varying types of navigation controls, as applied to business and commercial applications. Students will consider competition, target markets, business models and technical challenges in order to gather requirements , storyboard and document the design.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Powers, Authorities and Liabilities
LAW1140

Description:

This course is designed for police officers who are seeking a clear, concise and succinct explanation of the legal authorities they possess, the constraints under which they work, and the liabilities they may face. The course will examine in detail the Police Services Act as well as provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Criminal Code. The course will also explore such police powers as powers of arrest, officer discretion, charging and releasing an offender as well as search and seizure authorities

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Business Mathematics I
MATH1010

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional modules. The course stresses business applications using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII “Plus” calculator is required for the course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations in Math
MATH1095

Description:

Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to a broad range of careers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Mathematics for Information Technology I
MATH1910

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide students with a sound mathematical foundation for logical reasoning and problem solving. The course stresses computer and business applications using equations, logic, sets, vectors, and data structures. The course includes applications such as cost-volume-profit analysis. The course is designed for IT students to help them translate everyday real world scenarios into mathematical concepts they can solve with computer systems and applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Graphic Design for Marketers
MKT1150

Description:

You will learn how to apply the principles of graphic design along with an introduction to standard industry software for designers including PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign to develop exciting, professional print ads, online ads, brochures, and other marketing materials. You will also gain hands on experience with creating videos. Skills developed in this course are applied and augmented in other courses in the program, notably, Advertising, Brand Management, Direct and Database Marketing, Website Design for Marketers and Integrated Marketing Communications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Managing Marketing Communications
MKT2050

Description:

Businesses today have a variety of messages to get out to the public. Using scenario based learning techniques, you will learn how to effectively communicate using the written word through numerous channels. You will learn how to internally market messages as well as how to convey those same messages to an external market or to other key stakeholders.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
  • CoRequisites:

Sales
MKT2080

Description:

This course focuses on the buying/selling of a product, service or idea. Students will develop professional selling skills based on practical techniques and scenarios to implement Relationship Selling. The focus is on Business to Business (B2B) selling with the student acquiring the ability to utilize the structured selling process. This course is also designed to develop and refine the student's presentation and networking skills.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Physics I - Mechanics
PHYS1111

Description:

This course will give students a basic understanding of mechanics. Topics covered will include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power and fluids. The course includes laboratory exercises to enhance understanding of the lecture material.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Conflict Management
PLCE2080

Description:

This course is designed to develop the ability of the participant to intervene in conflict and crisis situations with competence and confidence. The conflict situation will be examined from its inception through intervention by either police or other law enforcement agencies. Various problem-solving skills and non-violent intervention techniques are discussed along with intervention strategies directed toward specific incidents. Behaviour patterns that may lead to violent encounters are analyzed and the appropriate legal responses to these encounters are learned. These responses emphasize both officer and public/client safety through awareness and preparation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Programming: Web Foundations
PROG1245

Description:

In this course, students develop the skills needed to build static web sites. This includes facility with coding HTML, XHTML, and CSS, as well as the insertion of graphics and video into web sites.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Programming Concepts I
PROG1781

Description:

Software development programs depend on a strong foundation in programming concepts and logic. In order to develop programs that solve business problems, the student will use the programming concepts of data types, looping, decision making, modifying strings and arrays. Particular attention will be paid to problem solving techniques using flowcharting to design the logic of the program. The student will be introduced to techniques of desk checking, testing and debugging.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Science for Technology
SCIE1155

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to aspects of physics and chemistry that a Civil Engineering Technologist must know in order to understand concepts taught in other related Civil Engineering Technology courses. This introductory course will therefore explore the fundamental concepts of physics with respect to such applications as measurement, ratios and proportions, density, force and acceleration, heat transfer and the thermal expansion of solids. This course will also explore a fundamental understanding of basic chemistry and chemical reactions. An emphasis is placed on problem solving to illustrate the practical application of these concepts of science in technology.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Security Guard Fundamentals
SECU1090

Description:

This course will provide students with the basics required for security guard training. Students will be introduced to knowledge about the security industry and the legislation that governs it. Through interactive class discussions and activities, they will develop basic security procedure skills, effective communication and professional decision making as a security guard.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Working with Diverse Populations
SOCS1360

Description:

This course will introduce students to the principles of working with diverse populations. Through examination and discussion, students will develop an awareness of their own views about diversity. They will develop an understanding of the impacted groups and devise interaction strategies which demonstrate respect for diversity. They will demonstrate knowledge of the role of the social work professional in advancing social inclusion, diversity, equity and social justice.

  • Hours: 27
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Level 4

Course Details

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours

Electives: Program Option
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Ethics in the Real World
PHIL2000

Description:

This course focuses on ethical issues faced by individuals in Canadian society. It helps students to clarify their values and establish a framework for ethical decision making. This course will focus on and practice the skill of critical thinking, and learn to express carefully, verbally and in writing, our reasoning for a given position.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: LIBS2030 OR PHIL2030
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to the Natural Sciences II
SCIE2060

Description:

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Natural Science course. In this course, students will develop an understanding of the approaches to the natural sciences and emphasize the methods of thinking, approaching and solving problems in the sciences. This will be done through examination of research methods, and communication in science. The course will also continue its exploration of natural sciences by examining the field of chemistry, physics, and astronomy. In chemistry, students will apply fundamental concepts of chemistry to the current model of the atom, its applications in chemical equations, and radioactivity. Physics will explore concepts including motion, energy, and waves. In the astronomy section, students will acquire a basic understanding of the universe, its origins and composition, and the inter-relationships between galaxies, stars and planets.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: LIBS2010 OR SCIE2010
  • CoRequisites:

Contemporary Social Issues
SOC2020

Description:

This course identifies and examines the social construction, causes and consequences of various social problems in contemporary Canadian society. Using current social science paradigms and theories, students will analyse the problems and explore potential responses from a professional viewpoint. Topics will include: crime, violence, family problems, illness & healthcare, social stratification problems, ageism, race, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: LIBS1520 OR LIBS1525 OR SOC1525
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Discipline Option
Student must pass 2 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Introductory Financial Accounting I
ACCT1030

Description:

This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations in Presentation Skills
COMM1835

Description:

This course will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations Of Curriculum
ECE1020

Description:

This course introduces the concepts of relationship-building and play as the cornerstones of curriculum. Through the lens of holistic development and inclusive early learning, students will examine and describe the elements of meaningful learning for young children of all age groups and the role of the educator in supporting learning. Students will practice emerging skills in observation, reflection and documentation as the basis for planning children’s learning.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Microeconomics
ECON1020

Description:

This course will function as a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It will introduce students to principles that are essential to understanding contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models will be utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy such as households and firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study will include principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Macroeconomics
ECON1030

Description:

This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, balance of payments; and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Role of the Educational Assistant
EDUC1550

Description:

Through a lens of professional relationship building and communication, students will examine the roles and responsibilities of the Educational Assistant as a member of the multi-disciplinary educational team. Students will review and discuss how provincial legislation and school board policies, procedures, and protocols relate to the responsibilities of this role. In addition, they will review and develop strategies for creating inclusive environments that contribute to safe, caring, and secure educational settings for children and youth.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Introductory Financial Planning
FIN1020

Description:

This course is an introduction to the areas of financial planning and financial services. Topics covered include: financial planning, financial markets, investment portfolios, securities regulations, consumer debt, retirement and estate planning.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Finance I
FIN2020

Description:

This is an introductory course in managerial finance. Its purpose is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 OR ACCT8170
  • CoRequisites:

General Arts & Science Program Exemption
GASPO1006

Description:

Program Exemption for GAS program 0791 & 0090

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

General Arts & Science Program Exemption
GASPO1007

Description:

Program Exemption for GAS program 0791 & 0090

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Lifestyle Psychology and Behaviour Change
HEAL1085

Description:

This course focuses on the exploration of lifestyle psychology and common characteristics of lifestyle behaviours. Emphasis will be placed on health behaviour change and modification theories. Additionally, specific lifestyle choices will be examined such as: physical activity, healthy eating, and others. Students will also consider the role of behaviour change and its uses in health promotion practices, policies, and programs.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Nutrition
HEAL1095

Description:

This course focuses on nutrition concepts, guidelines, and recommendations to promote healthy food consumption. Topics will focus on the macro and micronutrients of a healthy diet including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Students will also examine the link between diet and healthy body weight. Throughout the course, application of nutrition concepts for personal health promotion and healthy nutrition habits will be emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

User Experience
INFO1265

Description:

Because of the proliferation of different types of devices, the growing range of digital user interface technologies, and the increasingly competitive nature of the software industry, high-tech companies have come to understand the growing importance of the User Experience, and to value skilled professionals in this area. Thus, students are introduced to best current practices in interactive design, and will solve a series of design problems which draw on different types of devices and varying types of navigation controls, as applied to business and commercial applications. Students will consider competition, target markets, business models and technical challenges in order to gather requirements , storyboard and document the design.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Powers, Authorities and Liabilities
LAW1140

Description:

This course is designed for police officers who are seeking a clear, concise and succinct explanation of the legal authorities they possess, the constraints under which they work, and the liabilities they may face. The course will examine in detail the Police Services Act as well as provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Criminal Code. The course will also explore such police powers as powers of arrest, officer discretion, charging and releasing an offender as well as search and seizure authorities

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Business Mathematics I
MATH1010

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional modules. The course stresses business applications using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII “Plus” calculator is required for the course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Foundations in Math
MATH1095

Description:

Students will learn and apply strategies, skills, concepts, procedures, and representational methods to solve problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry/trigonometry relevant to a broad range of careers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Mathematics for Information Technology I
MATH1910

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide students with a sound mathematical foundation for logical reasoning and problem solving. The course stresses computer and business applications using equations, logic, sets, vectors, and data structures. The course includes applications such as cost-volume-profit analysis. The course is designed for IT students to help them translate everyday real world scenarios into mathematical concepts they can solve with computer systems and applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Graphic Design for Marketers
MKT1150

Description:

You will learn how to apply the principles of graphic design along with an introduction to standard industry software for designers including PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign to develop exciting, professional print ads, online ads, brochures, and other marketing materials. You will also gain hands on experience with creating videos. Skills developed in this course are applied and augmented in other courses in the program, notably, Advertising, Brand Management, Direct and Database Marketing, Website Design for Marketers and Integrated Marketing Communications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Managing Marketing Communications
MKT2050

Description:

Businesses today have a variety of messages to get out to the public. Using scenario based learning techniques, you will learn how to effectively communicate using the written word through numerous channels. You will learn how to internally market messages as well as how to convey those same messages to an external market or to other key stakeholders.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
  • CoRequisites:

Sales
MKT2080

Description:

This course focuses on the buying/selling of a product, service or idea. Students will develop professional selling skills based on practical techniques and scenarios to implement Relationship Selling. The focus is on Business to Business (B2B) selling with the student acquiring the ability to utilize the structured selling process. This course is also designed to develop and refine the student's presentation and networking skills.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Physics I - Mechanics
PHYS1111

Description:

This course will give students a basic understanding of mechanics. Topics covered will include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power and fluids. The course includes laboratory exercises to enhance understanding of the lecture material.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Conflict Management
PLCE2080

Description:

This course is designed to develop the ability of the participant to intervene in conflict and crisis situations with competence and confidence. The conflict situation will be examined from its inception through intervention by either police or other law enforcement agencies. Various problem-solving skills and non-violent intervention techniques are discussed along with intervention strategies directed toward specific incidents. Behaviour patterns that may lead to violent encounters are analyzed and the appropriate legal responses to these encounters are learned. These responses emphasize both officer and public/client safety through awareness and preparation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Programming: Web Foundations
PROG1245

Description:

In this course, students develop the skills needed to build static web sites. This includes facility with coding HTML, XHTML, and CSS, as well as the insertion of graphics and video into web sites.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Programming Concepts I
PROG1781

Description:

Software development programs depend on a strong foundation in programming concepts and logic. In order to develop programs that solve business problems, the student will use the programming concepts of data types, looping, decision making, modifying strings and arrays. Particular attention will be paid to problem solving techniques using flowcharting to design the logic of the program. The student will be introduced to techniques of desk checking, testing and debugging.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Science for Technology
SCIE1155

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to aspects of physics and chemistry that a Civil Engineering Technologist must know in order to understand concepts taught in other related Civil Engineering Technology courses. This introductory course will therefore explore the fundamental concepts of physics with respect to such applications as measurement, ratios and proportions, density, force and acceleration, heat transfer and the thermal expansion of solids. This course will also explore a fundamental understanding of basic chemistry and chemical reactions. An emphasis is placed on problem solving to illustrate the practical application of these concepts of science in technology.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Security Guard Fundamentals
SECU1090

Description:

This course will provide students with the basics required for security guard training. Students will be introduced to knowledge about the security industry and the legislation that governs it. Through interactive class discussions and activities, they will develop basic security procedure skills, effective communication and professional decision making as a security guard.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Working with Diverse Populations
SOCS1360

Description:

This course will introduce students to the principles of working with diverse populations. Through examination and discussion, students will develop an awareness of their own views about diversity. They will develop an understanding of the impacted groups and devise interaction strategies which demonstrate respect for diversity. They will demonstrate knowledge of the role of the social work professional in advancing social inclusion, diversity, equity and social justice.

  • Hours: 27
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Program outcomes

  1. Question cultural norms in order to develop a personal world view in relation to others, including in the workplace.
  2. Describe the development of western thought in a global context to categorize behaviours and relationships in the modern world.
  3. Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to communicate required by business and industry.
  4. Utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques through logical experiences, mathematical practices, and laboratory applications.
  5. Develop personal and professional abilities, drawing from the subject areas of Health, Business, Engineering or Information Technology, in order to contribute to success in the workplace
  6. Develop interpersonal skills and implement strategies to enhance self-satisfaction and employability