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In this course, students are provided a foundation for the field of early childhood education with an emphasis on pedagogy and quality childcare. Students examine influences, theories of curriculum, and the Child Care and Early Years Act. The roles of an early childhood educator, employment opportunities, early childhood services, professional organizations and regulatory bodies are also part of this introductory course.
Students are introduced to the various hand tools and power tools that are used for a variety of electrical installations. Students perform installation procedures and wiring methods for electrical equipment and electrical devices found in residential applications. Electrical installation projects include lighting and receptacle circuits, appliance outlets, smoke detection and carbon monoxide detection devices. All wiring projects are completed in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code.
In this practical course, students develop the fundamental skills and techniques of baking and pastry. Students produce a variety of baked goods and pastry items. Emphasis is placed on the foundations of essential skills and knowledge required to contribute as an effective team member in a professional kitchen.
Students are introduced to personal and social factors that influence financial decisions. Using financial principles and concepts, students examine strategies and tools for personal financial planning. Students explore how personal values evolve throughout the life cycle, and how these values influence financial decision-making.
Explore society’s evolving definitions of deviance, crime and criminal behaviour using the concepts and theories of Criminology. Through an analysis of numerous cases, students learn to understand and apply theories regarding why criminal acts are committed, the role of the victim, and society’s response to criminal acts. The criminal justice system, legislation and related controversies, are also considered.
Quality of life is reflected in personal and societal wellness. In this course, students are introduced to the concept of wellness and provides practical strategies for developing a healthy lifestyle. Students explore issues such as stress management, nutrition, mental and physical fitness, and self-responsibility. In addition, students assess the impact of global forces on themselves and Canadian society.
Exploring cuisine is a good way to explore culture. In this course, students examine the geographical, historical, social, and religious factors that combine to create a culture and its cuisine, and investigate the social and religious symbolism of food and sharing food. Students analyze a range of cultures and cuisines from every region of the world, ancient and modern, to show how they reflect and reveal the variety of human experience.
Students explore and develop skills essential to personal, academic and professional success in science and health science careers in today’s workforce. The importance of personal and professional awareness is examined. Students are provided with a variety of study skills, including scientific and medical terminology, designed to support academic success and build confidence. Contemporary issues and trends and their impact on health care are considered as students explore medical career options and interprofessional practice. Additional opportunities are provided for students to build skills associated with diversity and cultural competencies, including indigenous content, in the context of health care in Canada today.
Students are introduced to the development of psychology as a science, including key concepts and theories, and their application to real-life situations. Through exploration of topics such as stress, learning, memory, motivation, and perception, students will better understand why they think and behave the way that they do. Students learn about the unique contribution of psychology to all contexts of life by exploring current research in an ever-evolving world.
What makes a good leader? In a changing and diverse workforce, leadership is increasingly becoming an essential skill for success. Students explore critical characteristics and models of leadership relating them to theoretical and historical perspectives. Students reflect on the impact and value of leadership on their personal lives in a variety of contexts.
The multiple variations of family structure, as well as the problems and issues facing families in the 21st century are discussed. Particular attention is paid to the exploration of Indigenous families historically and theoretically. Family development and family functions are examined in the context of environment: work, school and leisure. Approaches to prevention of family violence, sexual abuse and elder abuse are explored. Students are encouraged to conceptualize the study of family dynamics from a perspective of strength and resilience using an ecological framework. The inclusivity of family is explored within the context of a “Gender Based Plus” analysis while also utilizing a gerontological lens. Students are introduced to evidence-based practice and information literacy within the framework of Family Sociology.
Language is culture. Through the context of language, students gain insight into the history of Indigenous languages as irreplaceable cultural knowledge and the cornerstone of Indigenous community and family values. Understanding the significance of language revitalization to the survival of Indigenous languages, students begin the study of the Algonquian language family with an introduction to the Fiero double vowel system, basic Ojibwe vocabulary, common usage and grammatical structures.
As individuals, and as a society, we often face challenging and complex ethical issues and dilemmas. Ethical reasoning presents a framework for considering these issues in objective ways. In this course, students develop and apply critical thinking strategies to assess various contemporary issues, drawing on specific moral concepts and theories.
Students explore the legislative framework of the security industry, including the Private Security and Investigative Services Act (2005) that governs security personnel in the province of Ontario. Students examine basic security procedures necessary to safely and effectively protect people, property, and information. Students reflect on the importance of effective communication in the security industry and practice communication skills including customer service and report writing.
In this course students are introduced to concepts, careers and resources in fitness and health promotion. Course themes include: the dimensions of health, fitness, behaviour modification, community wellness and professionalism. Students assess their personal wellness and set fitness goals. The role of fitness and health professionals in promoting community wellness is discussed and students learn about the many organizations, resources and business opportunities that exist in the industry.
Sociology is the study of human society and social interactions. Students develop awareness of the relationships between individual beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours in society. By applying sociological concepts to various aspects of Canadian society, students develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which groups interact.
In this course, students learn the safe handling of plumbing tools, materials and equipment. In the “hands on” practical portion, students measure, cut, and make a quality joint for a variety of plumbing pipe materials and fittings, including steel, cast iron, copper and various plastics using appropriate tools in a safe manner. Skills learned from the other related courses in the program assist students in layout and assembling of a simple residential drainage, waste and vent system or part of such system either alone or with a partner.
This course is the foundation of safety training. It sets expectations for safe practice and is linked to the lab classes where students practice and complete safety training. Inexperienced students acquire foundational training in safe practices, and experienced students are exposed to practices proven to minimize risk in repeated operations.
Students examine the characteristics and goals of entrepreneurs as well as the relevant social, political, and economic influences. Students are encouraged to consider various perspectives of entrepreneurship, as well as their own entrepreneurial potential.