Domestic Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Grade 12 English (C, U)
Grade 10 Math (MFM2P or equivalent)
Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program).
Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Note: Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.
International Admission Requirements
1. Proof of Senior High School Diploma/Certificate
2. English Proficiency (we will require one of the following):
- IELT Academic International English Language Testing System
o a minimum overall score of 6.0 must be achieved with no individual band score under 6.0; however, we will accept one band at 5.5.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Computer-based overall minimum score of 79
- PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic – Graduate Diploma: 58+
If your country of citizenship has English as its official language, we may accept alternate proof of English Proficiency.
All educational documents must be submitted in English and will be dependent on the country of citizenship.
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The student will apply the fundamentals of formal oral and written communications for current, practical business and technical communication situations. Specifically, students will be able to identify, correct, describe, demonstrate and/or discuss topics in: Communication Foundations (importance of communications and the communications process and barriers); Grammar Essentials (basic sentence faults such as Sentence Fragments and Run On Sentences); Writing Process (techniques for greater effectiveness); and Business Correspondence (characteristics of well written letters and different letter patterns). In addition, students will demonstrate they can plan, conduct and participate in meetings and prepare for, deliver and explain the parts of effective Oral Presentations.
Students are introduced to commonly used features of the most widely used microcomputer applications – Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Basic computer skills are required as prerequisites. A series of lectures, projects, and exercises will take advantage of Microsoft Office features. Word’s extensive menu, toolbar, and template features will be used to create various business documents. Project material is developed so that students will apply their software skills to course material throughout their program of studies.
Communications II is a one-semester course which applies the oral and written communication tools learned in the first semester to specific business/technical applications as required by industry today. The student will enhance writing skills acquired in CM1903 and learn to produce effective documents including business letters, memoranda, emails, employment documents as well as reports and problem solving documents as applicable to their field of study. The course presents the theory and practice necessary for the planning and presentation of short informal and formal reports and introduces the dynamics of planning and participating in meeting situations. Students will participate in mock interviews (as applicable), so that they are prepared to sell themselves as they transition into the competitive employment market. Students will continue to review grammatical structures and apply editing strategies to business/technical documents through both in-class activities and the usage of the customized online grammar tool. As with CM1903, the content will be inclusive and reflect the diverse workplace that students will find themselves in in the future.
Essential aspects of Microsoft Excel and the principal functions of a worksheet are covered. The student will use formulas and functions to build and format worksheets and workbooks. Topics including using IF, financial, database, and lookup functions, as well as data tables and amortization schedules. A variety of charting techniques will be examined. Excel worksheets and charts are linked to Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving will enable the learner to assess the arguments of others by equipping them with the skills to assess the truth claims put forward in support of a conclusion and to assess the structure and consistency of the argument itself. The learner will discover how to effectively construct arguments to advocate for their own positions. As a result, the learner will hone their ability to critique the claims of others, to understand and articulate their own opinions, and to make the best decision in a given set of circumstances.
This general education course will provide students with an introduction to Canadian Indigenous Nations’ history, sovereignty, land titles, cultural history and current critical issues. Topics addressed include the content of aboriginal rights, economic and social development, community and political processes, and business law and policies, justice & social services.
Students will review mathematical concepts and operations of basic arithmetic skills and their applications. Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportions are topics covered.
This course is designed to enable the student to understand the operation, structure, function and interaction of the three levels of government. In addition, the historic, economic, social and political environments in which the government exists will be discussed.
This general education course is designed to have the learner understand that conflict is a natural phenomenon, present in all relationships in one’s life and work and community. Learners will learn how to focus on achieving common goals, on prevention by design, and how apply current models of conflict resolution, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, problem solving, and group facilitation techniques to appropriate situations.
Nutrition plays a significant role in promoting health and preventing disease. Major nutritional concerns facing Canadians of all ages and walks of life are obesity and chronic diseases influenced by diet. This course will introduce the student to basic health and nutrition principles that promote healthy food choices and positive lifestyles. Diet modifications that may be required by individuals across the lifespan will be discussed.
Students will explore and examine the many layers of diversity that surround individuals and identifiable groups in society and they will see how these many layers contribute to a rich, diverse Canadian cultural landscape. As part of this examination, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their personal attitudes, assumptions and views toward diverse population groups. As a brief introduction, students will begin developing their understanding of diversity by identifying, discussing, and defining core terminology like privilege, cultural competence, and cultural safety, Students will enhance their knowledge and understanding of diversity by looking at origins of differences among various population groups in Canada and by looking at society’s attitudes associated with Canadian Regionalism, demographic trends, First Nations peoples, immigration, and various other established minority groups. Also, learners will become aware of government policies and influence on certain segments of Canadian society and its role in dealing with social inequalities. Finally, students will look at and reflect on the media’s role in perpetuating stereotypes and swaying personal views of diversity in Canada. Cultural Competence involves a dialogue between the worker and the client. It does not rely solely on the skills and competence of the worker, but rather emphasizes open and constant communication based on mutual respect and equal rights. The students will learn about the concept of Cultural Competence and Social and Economic Justice. The history and current social conditions of many historically oppressed groups will be covered in detail to help the student gain the awareness, knowledge and skills necessary to attain Cultural Competence.
This course provides an examination of various theoretical explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour including the sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. Criminology theory is related to various types of criminal activity and the reality of crime in Canada including victimology is examined through crime statistics and correlation of criminal behaviour. The impact of theory on the development and effectiveness of the criminal justice system is discussed with the emphasis of future trends within the system.
Concurrent Disorders is a term used to describe cases where a person is struggling with both mental health and substance abuse. People who are struggling with mental health are significantly more likely to abuse substances. The inverse is also true, making it paramount that students learn how to work with and support this population. This course will introduce students to the nature of concurrent disorders; discuss competencies related to inter-professional collaboration and explore cultural and societal influences that impact people experiencing concurrent disorders. Students will have an opportunity to hear from experts in the field and participate in activities to help build their own capacity to be able to work with those affected by co-occurring disorders.
Additional Course Information
Students will take three courses of their choosing in both semester 1 and 2 in addition to the courses described above.
In addition to the courses described above, students will complete twenty courses of their choosing in semester 3 and 4.