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Courses - January 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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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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Level 2

Course Details

Interpersonal And Group Dynamics
COMM1030

Description:

In this introductory level course, students learn to apply knowledge from interpersonal relations and group dynamics to working in a team. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing effective communication skills with individuals and groups. Group cohesiveness and group decision-making will be discussed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Electives: Program Discipline Option
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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