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College Pathways

Start Date: Semester 2 (PM)/(AM)
Secondary Course Code: PLI4T/ HBK4T
Credits: 1.0/1.0
Passing Grade: 55%/55%

Get Fit (LIBS1231) Provides students understanding of components of fitness and its application to their lifestyle. Students develop and implement a personal fitness program by applying basic concepts of fitness and demonstrating appropriate fitness skills. This course balances fitness theory with practical training and will vary as the course progresses. 

Positive Psychology (HBK4T) The course will offer a comprehensive look at core human strengths such as happiness, flow, hope and optimism, emotional intelligence, creativity, self efficacy,wisdom and positive personal relationships. Students will be encouraged to evaluate the science for positive psychological principles. In addition, they will be provided with tools to better understand their own strengths with a goal of enhancing meaning in their personal and social lives.
Start Date: Semester 2 (PM/AM)
Secondary Course Code: CLH4T/HCF4T
Credits: 2.0
Passing Grade: 50%/55%
Security Guard Licensing in Ontario (SECU1040) This course is intended for new security guards and/or security guards who need to meet the training requirement to obtain an Ontario Security Guard License. This course contains 12 core modules as prescribed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, including emergency first aid. This course also includes a security practicum.

Canadian Criminal Justice System (LAW1060): 

This course provides an overview of the Canadian Criminal Justice System with a particular emphasis on the history, function, role and organization of Canadian law enforcement services; it examines the operation of the criminal justice system. Each of the major components from enforcement through the courts and correctional services will be explored.


Start Date: Semester 2 - Doon Campus
Secondary Course Code: TOQ4T/TOF4T
Credits: 2.0
Passing Grade: 60%/ 60%

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE1050)

This course is an introduction to the profession of Early Childhood Education. Elements of high quality child care curriculum will be explored. The focus will be on the early childhood educator’s role to create high quality child care environments. The role of the early childhood educator in providing high quality care through fostering emotional well-being and social competence will be studied. The early childhood educator’s use of positive guidance to facilitate the child’s growing self concept and self control will be examined. The aspects of carefully designed schedules and the routines and transitions within them and the role they play to ensure high quality child care programs will be explored.

Child Development; The Early Years (ECE1065)
This course introduces the chronological study of human development. It begins with prenatal influences and examines the age-stages of conception and infancy. The interactive nature of the physical, cognitive and psychosocial domains of the influence on human development will be emphasized. The major theories of development will be used to analyze different developmental events through the life span. A central theme of the course is the nature-nurture controversy.​

Basic Design A and B (ARTS 1000 and 1100)

Start Date: Semester 2 (AM and PM) 
Secondary Course Code: AEL4T, AEF4T
Credits: 2.0
Passing Grade: 55%

Using a variety of tools and visual exercises this course will introduce the student to organizing elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Elements such as line, space, texture, value, colour, and spatial illusion will be related to the principles of design (balance, proportion, repetition, contrast, harmony, unity, point of emphasis, and visual movement) to enable the student to employ visual awareness and dynamics in the field of two dimensional design. Critical evaluation skills will play a key part of individual class discussion and group critiques. An opportunity for portfolio building will be a key component.

Start Date: Semester 2
Campus: Doon 
Digital Image- Image Manipulation (PHOT1300​)
This course will introduce students to still image manipulation techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn how to input their own captured images, or those from digital sources and manipulate the image for various digital or print outputs. Tools and commands covered will include colour correction, image fixes, multi-image compositing, layering, masking, adding text and effects.

Digital Imaging – Image Capture (PHOT1140 )

Students will develop skills and knowledge related to digital imaging in still and motion formats.  The main focus will be on still image (photographic) applications with a basic introduction to videography as a tool in various applications.  Focus, composition and exposure will form the groundwork that will combine with other technical aspects to provide students with a strong foundation of practical imaging skills.

Start Date: Semester 2
Number of credits: 2
Passing grade: 60%/ 60%
Campus: Kitchener (Doon)

Cyberpsychology (HBL4T) (degree course)

This course is the study of what happens to the human psyche, human emotions, behaviours, 'selves' and group dynamics when engaging with online technologies. Students will be introduced to current online technologies and how they influence attitudes and behaviour. Topics related to this concept include: beliefs about the self, identity formation, self presentation, social comparison, and interpersonal relationships (e.g., friendship development, romantic relationship development – jealousy and dating). Emphasis will be placed on applying social psychological principles to understanding behaviour in online settings, with particular 'emphasis on development of the self.

This course provides an examination of various theoretical explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour including the sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. Criminological theory is related to various types of criminal activity. The reality of crime in Canada including victimology is examined through crime statistics and correlates of criminal behaviour. The impact on theory on the development and effectiveness of the criminal justice system is discussed with an emphasis on future trends within the system. This course is part of the Law Enforcement and Investigation program.