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  • Objectives
    This program provides an alternative pathway to popular School of Engineering Technology programs. This program has been designed with student success in mind. It increases academic readiness, guarantees entry into a specified Engineering Technology program and results in a slightly lighter course load while in the Engineering Technology program. The curriculum is designed to provide a balanced education in applied mathematics, physics, and an introduction to technology with courses in communication, personal success and general education. As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for the challenges of higher education in the technology field. In addition, this program includes one course each semester from a specified Engineering Technology program or a combination of Engineering disciplines. These hands-on courses provide the student with an opportunity to learn more about the Engineering Technology program they are interested in.
  • Academic Title
    Technology Foundations Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    COMM1510     Foundations of Writing

    Description: This introductory course will review the fundamentals of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure. Students will practice the steps in the writing process, including planning, drafting, and revising. The computer will be used as a tool to help students strengthen their grammar and writing skills. In this course, students will focus on reading, proofreading, critical thinking, analyzing, summarizing, writing, editing, and research methods.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1220     Computer Applications
    Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use P.C. based software.
    The learner will use Windows commands to manipulate files.
    The learner will communicate using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, and combinations of the three to prepare effective documentation.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MATH1740     Math Fundamentals
    Description: This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve basic arithmetic skills and to develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed for students to help them bridge any existing gap between their current preparation and college level math.

    Topics include: fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percent, metric system and an introduction to algebra and trigonometry.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    PHYS1110     Physics I - Mechanics
    Description: This course will give students a basic understanding of mechanics. Topics covered will include kinematics, dynamics, simple machines, work, energy and power. The course includes laboratory exercises designed to enhance understanding of the lecture material.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    TECH1010     Technology Foundations Workshop I
    Description: This course is a mandatory tutorial session where concepts in the first semester math and physics core courses are reinforced. Students will receive help with their math and physics course material with the aim of improving student success in the program. Sessions will also cover orientation topics and program and career guidance.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    CoRequisites: MATH1740, PHYS1110

          Electives: Program Option
    Description: Student must pass 1 Course(s)

    Elective Courses:

    CIVL1130     Introduction to Civil Projects and Construction Safety

    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    CONS1160     Construction Materials I

    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    EECE1120     Electronic Skills
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    EECE1480     Project Lab I
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MACH1010     Conventional Machining Processes
    Description: This course is designed to expose the student to the practical and theoretical aspects and basic knowledge of conventional metal removal machine tools and their various cutting tools used in manufacturing processes. In addition, the student will understand the fundamentals of metric and imperial system of measurement, and the use and application of precision measuring instruments.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    TECH1000     Introduction to Engineering Technology

    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    COMM1180     Effective Technical Communications I

    Description: Recommended: The course content is based on the assumption that students can demonstrate competency in the use of the English language.

    NOTE: This is course does not qualify for a General Education exemption.

    This level-one course is designed to introduce students to industrial and business communications. Emphasis is placed on analyzing audience, determining purpose and effective ordering of ideas for various written communications such as letters and memoranda in the technical environment. As well, all students are expected to participate in group work throughout the semester and are expected to give an oral presentation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1870     Math Fundamentals II
    Description: This course is a continuation of Mathematics Fundamentals. 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: 45
    Credits: 3

    PHYS1120     Physics II
    Description: As a continuation of Physics I, this course will examine physics topics other than mechanics. Topics will include current electricity, wave motion, optics, fluids and thermodynamics. Understanding of the lecture material is enhanced through laboratory exercise.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    TECH1020     Technology Foundations Workshop II
    Description: This course is a mandatory tutorial session where concepts in the second semester math and physics core courses are reinforced. Students will receive help with their math and physics course material with the aim of improving student success in the program. Sessions will also cover program and career guidance topics.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    CoRequisites: MATH1870, PHYS1120

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

          Electives: Program Option
    Description: Student must pass 1 Course(s)

    Elective Courses:

    CIVL1020     Engineering Drafting

    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    CODE1030     Ontario Building Code I
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    EECE1490     Project Lab II
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: EECE1480

    MANU1060     Manufacturing Processes

    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    PROG1030     Programming
    Description: This hands-on course provides an introduction to the C programming language.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

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