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Technology Foundations

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
0199
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

This program provides a pathway to popular School of Engineering technology programs and has been designed with student success in mind. With attention to fundamental academic skills, students develop academic readiness and are provided with opportunities for guaranteed admission to a range of engineering technology (diploma) programs.
A variety of technology disciplines are incorporated, enabling students to make informed choices about career paths in technology. The curriculum is designed to provide a balanced education in applied mathematics, physics, and an introduction to technology with courses in communication, computer applications, career development, and general education. Students will have an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for the challenges of higher education in the technology field. One course in each semester is dedicated to introducing students to a wide variety of engineering technology disciplines through hands-on activities and speakers from these fields.
Graduates are guaranteed entry into the next first-year intake of a specified engineering technology program provided they have simultaneously applied through OCAS, earned all credits and have achieved a minimum program average of 65%, including a minimum 65% average of both math courses.
For more information, contact the Program Coordinator at techfnd@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2018 - Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 60

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2018-2019 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Technology Foundations - Program # 0199

Cambridge - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
Session Total $2340.40 $2017.40
Year Total   $4357.80

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Technology Foundations - Program # 0199


Cambridge - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Capital Development Fee $72.65 $72.65
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
Session Total $7702.40 $6894.40
Year Total   $14596.80

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates meeting the academic requirements can proceed into the first year of a specified engineering technology program and will receive credit for any applicable courses.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (0199)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CDEV1840 Career Discovery

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:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1740 Math Fundamentals

Description: This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve their basic arithmetic skills and also develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed to help the student bridge existing gaps between their current preparation and college level math.
Topics include: fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percent, metric/imperial system and an introduction to algebra and trigonometry.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PHYS1110 Physics I - Mechanics

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:

TECH1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology

Description: This course is the first in a sequence of two courses that will introduce the student to a variety of engineering technology/technician programs at Conestoga and the career opportunities associated with them. Among the fields of study covered in this series of courses include are architecture-construction, civil, electrical/electronic/energy systems, mechanical, welding, computer and information technologies and various trades and apprenticeship programs. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of these various engineering technologies through independent study, field trip(s), lectures and participation in laboratories and hands-on activities.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TECH1010 Technology Foundations Workshop I

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to develop math and physics skills in a tutorial setting as a supplement to concurrent courses MATH1740 and PHYS1110. Through group work and individual assistance, students will review topics assigned in their math and physics courses, assessing their weaknesses and identifying strategies for success. Students will practice analyzing problems, calculating solutions and organizing their study routines.
By researching and summarizing program and career paths in Engineering Technology students will identify Engineering Technology programs and careers that best suit their skills and interests. They will identify the requirements and procedures for admission to programs in Engineering Technology at Conestoga.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites: MATH1740, PHYS1110

Level 2
COMP1220 Computer Applications

Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use PC-based software. The learner will use Windows commands to manipulate files. The learner will communicate using word processing, spreadsheet, CAD and presentation software, and combinations of the three to prepare effective documentation.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1870 Math Fundamentals II

Description: This course is a continuation of Mathematics Fundamentals I (MATH1740). Topics are chosen from algebra, exponentials, logarithms and trigonometry to provide an opportunity to develop and enhance the skills necessary for success in subsequent mathematics courses in technology. Selected topics are functions and their graphs, and trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PHYS1120 Physics II

Description: As a continuation of Physics I, this course will examine more topics in physics. Topics will include current electricity, wave motion, optics, thermodynamics and mechanics in two dimensions. Understanding of the lecture material is enhanced through laboratory exercise.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PHYS1110
CoRequisites:

TECH1020 Technology Foundations Workshop II

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to develop math and physics skills in a tutorial setting as a supplement to concurrent courses MATH1870 and PHYS1120. Through group work and individual assistance, students will review topics assigned in their math and physics courses, assessing their weaknesses and identifying strategies for success. Students will practices analyzing problems, computing solutions and organizing their study routines.
Students will identify the requirements and procedures for admission or re-admission to a program in Engineering Technology at Conestoga and/or continuance in Technology Foundations.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites: MATH1870, PHYS1120

TECH1400 Introduction to Technology II

Description: This course is a continuation of TECH1000 and will introduce the student to engineering technology programs at Conestoga and the career opportunities associated with them. These include the fields of mechanical, electrical/electronics, civil and architecture, IT and food processing technology. Opportunities in trades and apprenticeships will also be discussed. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of these various engineering technologies through independent study, lectures and participation in laboratories and hands-on activities
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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

Program Outcomes

Software Downloads

  • Students and instructors in a full-time science, technology, engineering or mathematics program are entitled to a number of additional Microsoft software packages through Conestoga's Microsoft Partner Agreement.
  • Your login information will determine what programs you have access to download.

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using the Conestoga College International Application Portal. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2018 Cambridge Open
** Status applicable to domestic students
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