Dual Credit and Apprenticeship

DUAL CREDIT COURSES

What are they?

Students participate in apprenticeship training and postsecondary courses, earning dual credits that count towards both their high school diploma and their postsecondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification.

Dual Credits engage students through exposure to college courses and culture while supporting their successful transition to postsecondary education.  There are two types of Dual Credit courses available:

  • Technique courses are entry-level Dual Credit courses that take a student from a point where they have little knowledge in the given subject and build from there.
  • Level 1 Dual Credit courses build on a student’s chosen apprenticeship pathway and provide the college course work associated with the Level 1.There is an assumption that the student ALREADY HAS a sound base of knowledge and is devoted to the chosen program as curriculum expectations are very high and attendance must be near perfect (less than 3 days absence over the entire program or the student is automatically removed).

Who are they for?

Students who may need learning opportunities outside of high school and who would benefit from a college or apprenticeship experience to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

How do they help?

Dual Credit programs can help students move from high school to college and apprenticeship programs.  They can help students complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma while customizing their learning with exposure to the college environment. 

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Earn high school credits while studying at a local college or taking apprenticeship training 
  • Gain experience to transition to postsecondary education or apprenticeship
  • Get a head start on learning and training for their future careers.

For further information visit dualcredits.com

LOCATION

Canadore College (College Dr., Commerce Court Aviation campus

CREDIT VALUE

Up to 2 Secondary and 2 College

POSSIBLE SEATS AVAILABLE FOR EACH PROGRAM

20 (to be shared by NPSC and NNDSB)

POSSIBLE LENGTH OF PROGRAMS

90 hours/15 weeks

DELIVERY

Students will be in a dedicated classroom at the college with other secondary students.

 

DUAL CREDIT TECHNIQUES COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Motive Power Techniques

(2 Credit Package)

Engine Systems

TTG4T1

Students will learn about the mechanical aspects of the internal combustion engine and its subsystems.  Students are given an opportunity to examine the basic operating principles of the engine and to identify the component parts.  A significant portion of time is devoted to engine component assessment, with hands-on activities on sample engines.  Live engines are used to challenge students' investigative skills. 

Applied Work Practices

TTM4T1

The topics of this course will focus on skills and knowledge as they pertain to safety, tool recognition and maintenance and appropriate procedures used in a typical Motive Power shop environment. Applied work practice is often considered the foundation for all other courses in the Motive Power program.

Manufacturing

(2 Credit Package)

Machining Basics 1

TZP4T1

In this entry level course students will get an understanding and appreciation of the requirements and skills needed to become a Machinist. Equally dividing the hours into theory and practical exercises the student will learn initially in class, basic safety and skills used to operate machine tools and put that knowledge into a practical application.

Manufacturing:  Welding Basics

TLH4T1

Students learn the safe use of oxyacetylene equipment, perform fusion welding and brazing operations in both flat and horizontal positions, and cut steel plates with the hand-cutting torches on a variety of thicknesses. Other basic exercises, such as welding steel plates using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process and the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process, basic blueprint reading of welding symbols, welding quality control, and welding metallurgy as it relates to the welding shop, are also included. 

Aviation

(2 Credit Package)

Introduction to Aviation

TYE4T1

Students will be introduced to concepts pertaining to the study of aviation.  Topics include history of aviation; theory of flight; types and classification of aircraft; aerodrome signs and markings; aircraft power plants; fuels, fluids, and lubricants; personal licensing and training - Chapter 566; and careers in aviation.

Basic Tools and Hand Skills

TZE4T1

This course introduces the student to a variety of shop and hands tools, emphasizing safe operation and handling.  Hand skills will be developed through the completion of practical projects with close oversight.

Early Childhood Education

(2 Credit Package)

Child Development 1

TOF4T1

This course will introduce students to the physical, intellectual and socio-emotional development of children from conception to early childhood. It is most important that all early childhood educators understand the development of young children in order to facilitate their learning. This course will cover the theorists and stages of physical, social and cognitive growth.

Health Safety and Nutrition

PPU4T1

This course will explore relevant factors that impact the overall health and wellbeing of both children and early childhood educators.  Occupational health and safety aspects will be reviewed and discussed to promote health within the field.  Students will be exposed to relative legislation covered in the Day Nurseries Act as well as particular policies and procedures and Standards of Practice utilized within early learning environments. Students will become familiar with maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment to promote the wellbeing in all aspects of health.

.Electrical Techniques

(2 Credit Package)

Electrical Theory 1

TNN4T1

This course introduces students to safety, nomenclature, tools, and basic electrical theory. Learners will study basic magnetism, electron theory, and simple circuits. The relationships between voltage, amperage, resistance; work power, and energy will be covered extensively. Learners will also be able to solve electrical equations using Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws.

Electrical Practical 1

TNO4T1

The learners will be introduced to the electrical practical environment, where they will learn and demonstrate the safe operation and use of trade tools and equipment. Learners will demonstrate installation procedures for wiring methods including residential switching, outlets, cabling and conduits.

Counselling

(2 Credit Package)

Mental Health Across the Lifespan

HIB4T1

This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts related to mental health and mental illness.  It takes a lifespan perspective moving from mental health issues that occur from birth to death.  As well as introducing what abnormal behaviour is, how it is assessed and classified through the appropriate diagnostic.

Substance Abuse 1

HDX4T1

This course includes an introduction to the history of substance abuse and the social context in which it exists. The course covers the history of substance abuse, the cultural influences that impact on use and abuse, personal and societal attitudes, overview of drugs of abuse, including alcohol and nicotine, myths and theories surrounding substance abuse, trends of use, current legislation and links to crime, and drugs as a social problem.

Graphic Design

(2 Credit Package)

Computer Imagery

TGB4T1

This course will explore the endless and exciting possibilities of an image editing and painting program. Introductory exercises will highlight Colour systems; file size relationships, scanned images, palettes, layers, channels, type and special effects. Through practical assignments, students will develop an understanding of rasterized imagery, photo manipulation, and special effects to be used for print or web based design. The skills learned in this course will enable the students to more productively complete assignments and projects required in other courses and in the workplace.

Digital Photography

AFK4T1

The student will become familiar with basic, traditional camera techniques as well as digital imaging. Special effects and conventional darkroom manipulation will be taught with appropriate computer applications. In addition to developing basic technical competency in photography, the course will instill in the student a sense of visual literacy.

Health, Human Care and Wellness (Nursing)

(2 Credit Package)

Substance Abuse 1

HDX4T1

This course includes an introduction to the history of substance abuse and the social context in which it exists. The course covers the history of substance abuse, the cultural influences that impact on use and abuse, personal and societal attitudes, overview of drugs of abuse, including alcohol and nicotine, myths and theories surrounding substance abuse, trends of use, current legislation and links to crime, and drugs as a social problem.

Anatomy & Physiology 1

PHW4T1

This course introduces the learner to the normal development, structures and functions of the human body. The learner will examine the physiological components of the human body in order to obtain understanding on how the structures and functions of the body are related.

Building Construction Technician

(2 Credit Package)

Tools and Equipment 1

TSK4T1

This is an introductory course which will introduce students to a variety of commonly used portable hand and power tools and selected stationary power tools. The emphasis will be on the identification, selection, safe and efficient use and maintenance of these tools. Knowing how to choose the proper tool, how to use it safely and skillfully and how to maintain the tool in good working condition is essential to anyone wishing to work in the building trades.

Tools and Equipment 2

TSR4T1

This course builds on Tools & Equipment 1.  Students’ knowledge and practical skill application will be further extended.

Hospitality

(2 Credit Package)

Baking and Pastry

TUE4T1

The course will provide the fundamentals of baking techniques and methods that the cooking trade requires, involved with basic preparation of several doughs and creams for all types of baked goods used in menu desserts.  The student will be aware of the theoretical and practical aspect of baking in the field of cooking.

Culinary Techniques

TUI4T1

This course will introduce students to the correct food handling procedures to avoid food borne illnesses.  Emphasis will be on the importance of personal hygiene and adequate maintenance of food facilities and equipment.  Basic principles of safety procedures will be studied according to today’s requirement in the hospitality industry.

Personal Support Worker

(2 Credit Package)

Healthy Living

HIC4T1

This course introduces students to the concepts of health, wellness and health promotion across the lifespan.  This course provides program-related information about physical activity levels, healthy eating, injury prevention, tobacco use, second-hand smoke exposure and alcohol management.

Client, Family, Community and Pharmacology

PHG4T1

This course will focus on the client and characteristics of today’s families.  It will look at safety issues, abuse, common diseases, conditions and assisting with medications.

Plumbing

(2 Credit Package)

Plumbing theory 1

TSJ4T1

This course introduces students to safety, nomenclature, tools and the Ontario Code related to the plumbing environment.  Learners will study basic chemistry related to combustion, identify pipe and fittings, explain processes related to solvent and solder joins.  They will explain layout and use of the Ontario Plumbing Code book.

Plumbing Practical 1

TSM4T1

The learners will be introduced to the plumbing practical environment where they will learn and demonstrate the safe operation and use of shop tools and equipment.  Learners will practice preparation, cutting techniques on ABS, cast iron, copper, and PVC pipes and their associated fittings.  Learners will practice joining using solder and solvent based joining techniques.

 

DUAL CREDIT LEVEL 1 APPRENTICESHIP COURSES

What is a Dual Credit Level 1?

The dual credit initiative educationally and financially supports secondary school students to attend a college course/program while still completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The courses listed below are part of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) - Apprenticeship program. The level one program is a required component of the in-school portion of apprenticeship. By completing these level one in-school courses, students have the opportunity to get a head start on their apprenticeship certification.

  • Once a student has completed their Level 1 course material and is registered with an employer as an apprentice, they will receive an invitation for the Level 2 course work the following year.The student must inform the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (M.C.T.U.) once they have graduated high school to ensure the process engages.

Who is Eligible?

All grade 11 and 12 students are eligible but must be in an apprenticeable trade and have a significant skill set before entering the Level 1. Applicants must be flexible, self-reliant, and committed to complete the program. Students must understand that in a dual credit program, they are taking college level courses and are expected to meet the requirements set out by Canadore College. All Students interested in the Apprenticeship Dual Credit Courses MUST Complete an Application form and hand them in with their Registration sheet. Interviews will be conducted to select the students accepted into the Dual Credit Courses.

What are the Benefits?

  • Students gain exposure to college level programs which will allow them to make a more informed decision regarding their postsecondary destination.
  • Students can earn college credits and secondary school credits at the same time.
  • All fees will be covered by the Dual Credit program

 

LEVEL 1 APPRENTICESHIP COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Automotive Service Technician (Level 1)

TTE4Y2, 2 credits

Students can expect to become familiar with inspections, diagnoses, repairs, and services to mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems and components of cars, buses, and trucks.  This is a theory-based course; students taking this program should either have already taken co-operative education in a related field or be currently involved with an employer.

General Carpenter (Level 1)

TSA4Y2, 2credits

Students can expect to cover a wide scope of the carpenter trade, which includes many aspects of building construction. Carpenters work primarily in one area of specialization within the trade, such as concrete forming, framing, finishing, interior systems and scaffolding.  This is a theory-based course; students taking this program should either have already taken co-operative education in a related field or be currently involved with an employer.

General Machinist (Level 1)

TRB4Y2, 2 credits

A general machinist (429A) is a skilled craftsperson who sets up and operates precision metal cutting and grinding machines such as lathes, milling machines, drills, shapers, boring mills and grinders.  A machinist may use this variety of equipment to manufacture, install, operate, adjust and repair machine tools and other machines in common use.

Motorcycle Technician

TTK4Y2, 2 credits

A motorcycle technician services, repairs, overhauls, and inspects motorcycles and tests them for faults and roadworthiness.  A variety of in-class and shop activities will be provided.

Truck and Coach Technician (Level 1)

TTD4Y2, 2 credits

This training provides students with the training to disassemble, adjust, repair and reassemble engines, transmissions, clutches, rear ends, differentials, brakes, drive shafts, wheels and rims, axles and other assemblies. Apprentices can expect to perform diagnoses and corrections on faults in alignment of wheels and steering, suspension systems, electrical systems, emission control and engine management systems, as well as air conditioning and refrigeration/heating systems.  This is a theory-based course; students taking this program should either have already taken co-operative education in a related field or be currently involved with an employer.

Small Engine (Level 1)

TTR4Y2, 2 credits

Become a small Engine or Marine Engine Technician and gain the skills to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam.  All students in class are working in the trade, providing an excellent opportunity for networking.  The program can act as a great stepping stone to other trades such as Automotive Service Technician, Truck and Coach Technician or Heavy Duty Equipment Technician.

This is a theory-based course; students taking this program should either have already taken co-operative education in a related field or be currently involved with an employer.

 

WHAT is the ONTARIO YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (OYAP)?

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.

Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.

 The goals of OYAP are:

•           To provide students with the opportunity to start training in a skilled trade while completing the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma;

•           To enable students to make the school to work transition by direct entry into apprenticeship training;

•           To provide employers with the opportunity to train the skilled workers they require;

•           To provide a viable solution to address the problem of skilled tradespeople shortages in general, and specifically the lack of young people joining the trades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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