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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.
In this course, students review and discuss the design and function of common internal combustion engines and components relative to their operation. Students access and review relative engine manufacturer information technology to better understand their function.
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.
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.
Sentient beings, companions, yet commodities? Animals are an integral part of any society and have been perceived in various ways across cultures and throughout history. Human-Animal studies is an exciting new area to learn about non-human animals and their reciprocal relationship with society. In this course, students analyze the relationship between humans and animals from a multidisciplinary approach through various lenses and theoretical perspectives.
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.
Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you want to advance your education and skills in the cooking industry? Join the OYAP Level 1 Cooking Program at Georgian College – Owen Sound Campus.
Designed for high school students who are looking to take cooking to a whole new level.
Interested in a career in construction? Like building and design? Consider the OYAP Level 1 Carpentry program at Georgian College for high school students.
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.
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.
In this course, students develop an understanding of how human actions impact various plant and animal ecologies. Past and present environmental issues are examined and future environmental concerns predicted through the lens of human value systems, priorities, lifestyles, and environmental worldviews. Issues of sustainability are investigated in light of specific environmental challenges. Traditional indigenous values are identified and their relationship with the land explored within the environmental ecological worldview.
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.
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.
Students explore a variety of methods and techniques for resolving conflict, such as negotiation, mediation, and facilitation. Using an interdisciplinary framework, students are encouraged to be critically reflective and to challenge their preconceptions about conflict. By exploring conflict in a variety of settings, students learn how to approach conflict in a positive manner that is beneficial to both their personal and professional lives. Through individual and group reflection, students examine their experiences of conflicts and how learned techniques and strategies expose conflict styles and methods to managing these styles.
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.
In this course students are introduced to hand and power tools required for the cabinetmaking trade. Students learn to identify, explain and demonstrate the procedure for the care and safe use of a variety of hand and power tools that are appropriate for a given task.
In this course, students are provided with both the theory and practical skills to promote the value of early literacy, through play experiences. The foundational knowledge of language development is discussed and reinforced as a key principle for choosing age-appropriate literature and experiences for children from birth to eight years of age. Students explore and practice the skills to promote the link between drama and literacy, as well as demonstrate their own story-telling abilities.
Students explore the social, political, and economic history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. By examining the ways in which roles, responsibilities, and relationships have altered over time, students gain a deeper understanding of the wide range of Indigenous cultural practices.
Building an awareness of the critical need for a high level of customer service in any organization is necessary for success. Differentiated customer service can be the basis for building a sustainable competitive advantage. Topics will include giving and receiving effective feedback, the importance of service quality standards and customer relationship management, and communication skills including listening.
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.