Since ancient times, humankind has gazed up at the night sky and wondered. This on-line course introduces students to astronomy in order to understand the formation, evolution, physical properties and current theories of the universe as we know it. Topics explored include: the Big Bang Theory, physics of light and matter, planets of our solar system including results of spacecraft explorations, the Milky Way and other galaxies, key constellations, life and death of stars, supernovae, pulsars, black holes, quasars, exoplanets and dark matter. Students will analyze astronomy photos and explain interesting astronomical phenomena. Various indigenous and cultural perspectives about the universe and our place within it are also offered as a complement to the scientific worldview. This course is mainly descriptive, taught at a qualitative level with an emphasis on conceptual, as contrasted with mathematical, comprehension. It is designed as a general education course for anyone with an interest in astronomy. No Textbook Required.
This course offers a comprehensive study of anatomy and physiology in a condensed timeline. Topics covered range from anatomical terminology, chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, and the integration, organization, and control of the human body systems. This diploma-level study is suitable for admission to Health Care programs and may be considered for advanced standing.
Prerequisite: Grade 11 College or University Biology is recommended.
NOTE: This course has mandatory group work.
Knowledge of contemporary macroeconomic issues is essential to understanding the world we live in. Students investigate fundamental macroeconomics principles with an emphasis on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Through a combination of instruction and practical application, students examine unemployment, inflation and economic growth, as well as evaluate government use of fiscal and monetary policy in dealing with these key macroeconomic issues. In addition, Canada's international economic relationships are explored. Individual assignments and formal examinations are used to assess student knowledge of key objectives. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Prerequisite: Microeconomics Textbook required.
This course will examine the principles of dimensional metrology, applied precision measuring instruments relating to the geometric features, and complex measuring instruments. Topics will include optical, electronic and pneumatic instruments and co-ordinate measuring machines. The integration of the measuring instruments within the manufacturing cell is studied together with the required interface devices. Prerequisite Recommended: Grade 12 Math (general or advanced) or equivalent recommended Textbook Required.
Knowledge of contemporary microeconomics issues is essential to understanding the world we live in. Students examine fundamental microeconomic principles with an emphasis on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures, as well as evaluate the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Textbook required.
The world’s oceans are spectacular in their beauty, majestic in their power, and domineering in terms of their effects on the world’s climate. Oceans are a source of bountiful food and tremendous numbers and varieties of species. Our future, as humans, depends upon the oceans that surround each and every continent. This course examines the oceans form historical, geological, geographical, and biological perspectives. Through readings, research, and presentations, students will discover the importance of caring for our oceans. Textbook Required.
Software Required: PowerPoint
*NOTE: Students wanting to register for a General Education course as part of their certificate or diploma program should make sure to receive formal approval from their Program Coordinator. It should be noted that some general education courses are too close to the vocational specializations of specific programs and are therefore excluded as an option for students. It’s therefore important to receive formal approval before registration.
This online course studies the physiology of human growth, development and aging is examined with special reference to the influence of diet, environment, exercise and disease on the normal processes. Prerequisite: Study of Aging - Introduction. Applicants must be graduates of a diploma or certificate program in Health Sciences or Human Services (e.g. RN, RPN, Personal Support Worker, Recreation, Social Work, etc). Textbook required.