Dual Credit Courses and Descriptions: Winter 2018

Registration is now open. Please contact your school board representative to learn more.
Orientations will take place on the first day of class.

Available Courses:

Introduction to Digital Media
Introduction to Psychology (ADULT Dual Credit)
Forensic Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Pop Culture: The Politics of Media Literacy
Environmental Science
Speaking With Confidence
Health Literacy: From Individual to Communities
Introduction to Gerontology
Service Excellence
Construction Safety Practice, for TDSB students only
Construction Safety Practice: Multi-board
Introduction to Machining
Introduction to Computer Numerical Control
Welding Arts 

 

Faculty of Arts, Design, & Information Technology

Introduction to Digital Media

Name Content
College Course Code ART1029
Ministry Code AFJ4T
Campus St. James Campus
Professor Harleigh Shaw
Day/Month/Time Thursday, February 22, 2018/ 3-6 pm
Location 230 Richmond Street East, room 139
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: In this course students learn how to apply design principles in a digital environment. Students will be introduced to the basic use of the Macintosh Computer and graphic design related software such as Adobe Photoshop, Quark XPress/InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator. With the knowledge and skills gained in this course, students will be able to prepare photographic images for printing, design logos using vector graphics, and design layouts containing images and type. If students choose a full-time pathway to Arts and Design Foundation, students will get an overview of art and design theory, introduction to practical studio skills in project -oriented courses in design, drawing, materials, colour theory, digital design and photography. This is a great program for those who wish to strengthen their portfolio or simply wish for a better understanding of the importance of design.
Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.

This course can lead to PATHWAYS to the following full-time program:
Art and Design Foundation Program (G108)

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School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The following are general elective courses and may be transferred to any full-time program at George Brown College and other Colleges within the Liberal Arts and Science Programs .

 

Introduction to Psychology (ADULT Dual Credit)

Name Content
College Course Code GSSC 1058
Ministry Code HBB4T
Campus St. James Campus
Professor Jamie Smith
Day/Month/Time Wednesday, February 21, 2018/ 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location 200 King Street East, room 550E
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: This is an introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the major topics, concepts and theories within Psychology. The history of Psychology as a discipline is introduced, along with its predominant research principles and paradigms. The biological bases of behavior are presented, with particular attention to the role of the brain and the central nervous system. Social influences on behavior are also discussed. The student is encouraged to develop a critical, analytical approach that compares "common knowledge" about behavior with theoretical explanations and research evidence. Note that some topics which are usually part of a survey course in Psychology, such as human development, are not emphasized because these topics are covered in depth in other courses in the program. 
Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.

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Forensic Psychology

Name Content
College Course Code GSSC 1054
Ministry Code HBI4T
Campus St. James Campus
Professor Krystle Pierre
Day/Month/Time Tuesday, February 20, 2018/ 1-4 pm
Location 200 King Street East, room 550E
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: This course is designed to help students understand the role of Psychology – research and practice – in the law-enforcement and legal settings. Theories, research findings, professional practices, and real-life cases will be discussed and analyzed throughout the course.
Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.
 

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Introduction to Psychology

Name Content
College Course Code GSSC 1058
Ministry Code HBB4T
Campus St. James Campus
Professor Jamie Smith
Day/Month/Time Thursday, February 22, 2018/ 1-4 pm
Location 200 King Street East, room 550E
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: This is an introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the major topics, concepts and theories within Psychology. The history of Psychology as a discipline is introduced, along with its predominant research principles and paradigms. The biological bases of behaviour are presented, with particular attention to the role of the brain and the central nervous system. Social influences on behaviour are also discussed. The student is encouraged to develop a critical, analytical approach that compares "common knowledge" about behaviour with theoretical explanations and research evidence. Note that some topics which are usually part of a survey course in Psychology, such as human development, are not emphasized because these topics are covered in depth in other courses in the program.
Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.

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Pop Culture: The Politics of Media Literacy
(NEW COURSE OFFERING)

Name Content
College Course Code GHUM 1180
Ministry Code HDP4T
Campus St. James Campus
Professor Brad Reed
Day/Time Thursday, 1-4pm
Location 200 King Street East, room 358E
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: This interdisciplinary course explores North-American popular culture and its effects on the world. The student's perspective is that of a cultural researcher, an observer seeing the Northern way of life for the first time. Through a political study (gender, race, and class analyses) of film, television, computer technologies, music, and advertising, students learn connections between these media and their political, historical, social, and economic contexts. Also studied will be the idea of popular iconography, which is the idea that numerous icons and symbols have their own unique and powerful political, social, or ethical connotations and influences. Computer access is essential to the completion of this course, since all readings are provided on-line {access is available in the St. James Learning Resource Center). With Internet access, students will contact the course's exciting web site, and print out readings, assignments, and other resources. As a major 'icon essay' constitutes a large portion of the course evaluation, good writing skills are essential.
Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.

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Environmental Science (NEW COURSE OFFERING)

Name Content
College Course Code GSCI 1024
Ministry Code SVA4T
Campus Waterfront Campus
Professor Farah Sultan
Day/Month/Time Wednesday, February 21, 2018/ 3-6 pm
Location 51 Dockside Drive, room 005
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
 
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: Environmental Science explores the basic ecological concepts that govern the natural world. It analyses the cause and effect relationships underlying environmental issues. The many ways in which humans affect the environment will be investigated. Concerns about various types of pollution will be examined and possible solutions discussed.

Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.

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Speaking With Confidence

Name Content
College Course Code GHUM 1025
Ministry Code JEH4T
Campus St. James Campus
Professor Gurjeet Dhillon
Day/Month/Time Tuesday, February 20, 2018/ 1-4 pm
Location 200 King Street East, room 358E
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
 
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: This General Education course aims to enhance students' understanding of themselves and the society in which they live through an examination of contemporary social issues. This course is designed to improve students' oral presentation and critical thinking skills by learning about the impact of the non-verbal aspects of communication, enhancing listening and evaluating skills.
Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Health Literacy: From Individual to Communities

Name Content
College Course Code GSSC 1047
Ministry Code PPR4T
Campus St. James Campus
Professor Nadia Qureshi
Day/Month/Time Thursday, February 22, 2018/ 1-4 pm
Location 200 King Street East, room 463D
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
 
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: Students will learn how socio-cultural factors affect the health of individuals and communities through a study of the social determinants of health. Topics will include the use of alcohol and tobacco, violence in communities, healthy communication, managing stress, suicide prevention, fitness, and nutrition/eating issues.
Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.

This is a general education course that prepares students for a number of full-time Health Sciences Programs by exploring the multiple ways we apply health and wellness in are everyday lives.

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Introduction to Gerontology (NEW COURSE OFFERING)

Name Content
College Course Code GERT1033
Ministry Code TOA4T
Campus Waterfront Campus
Professor Kiira Poerschke
Day/Month/Time  Thursday, February 22, 2018/ 3-6 pm 
Location 51 Dockside Drive, room 710
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: The aging population is an industry that is growing rapidly and there is a demand for young workers to enter into this field.  The aging population will require specialized services and supports ranging from Activation/Recreation coordinators, Health Care Practitioners, Community Outreach Service Providers, and Mental Health workers.  Graduates are employed as Activation Co-ordinators in: day centres, day centres, nursing homes, retirement homes, community-based service agencies.  Students will be given the opportunity to increase the quality of life of the aging population especially those with various illnesses and disorders.  The course will study the theories behind aging and the changes that occur for the aging population.

Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.

This course is a PATHWAY to the following full-time program:

Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology (C102)

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School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Service Excellence (NEW COURSE OFFERING)

Name Content
College Course Code HOST 1033
Ministry Code TFQ4T
Campus St. James Campus
Professor Nicole Jackson
Day/Month/Time Wednesday, February 21, 2018/ 1-4 pm
Location 300 Adelaide Street East, room H135
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: This course provides CHCA Management Students with the basic principles involved in learning and delivering Service excellence which is critical in today's International and competitive environment. This course emphasizes value-added service strategies and tactics for developing and maintaining service excellence. The course includes cultural and team based learning applications, quality assurance methods for assessing the effectiveness of a service environment, and the importance of service recovery.

This course is a PATHWAY to the following full-time program:

Tourism and Hospitality Management (H130 )

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Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies

Construction Safety Practice (TDSB only)

Name Content
College Course Code BLDG 3103
Ministry Code TSX4T
Campus Casa Loma Campus
Professor Chris Ryan
Day/Month/Time Friday, February 23, 2018/ 1-4 pm
Location 1 Dartnell Ave, room D202
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
 
Passing Grade 50%
 

Construction Safety Practice (Multiboard Section)

Name Content
College Course Code BLDG 3103
Ministry Code TSX4T
Campus Casa Loma Campus
Professor Chris Ryan
Day/Month/Time Thursday, February 22, 2018/ 11- 2 pm 
Location 1 Dartnell Ave, room D202
Length of Program 42 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
 
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: This course examines the principles and components of occupational health and safety regulation in the construction industry. Topics will include: basics of supervising, fall protection, confined space, trenching, asbestos, traffic control and PPE. Records of Training will be provided to successful candidates.

Please note: this course uses a lecture delivery method.

This course is a PATHWAY to the following full-time program:

Architectural Technician (T132)
Architectural Technology (T109)
Interior Design Technology (T170)

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Introduction to Machining

Name Content
College Course Code MENG 1027
Ministry Code TZH4T
Campus Casa Loma Campus
Professor Amardeep Padam
Day/Month/Time Monday, February 12, 2018/ 2-5 pm
Location 1 Dartnell Avenue, room D106
Length of Program 44 hours/ 16 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
 
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: This course introduces the student to precision machining principles and metal – cutting fundamentals in a conventional machine shop environment. Skills that students will be able to learn are proper selection and use of micrometers, engineering rulers, height gage, and verniers to inspect mechanical components. They will also learn how to read and interpret engineering drawings; will be able to develop process plans for manufacturing components of a pneumatic engine model, ad learn how to select and use metal – cutting machines such as verticle mills, lathes, drill press, band saw, and pedestal grinders.

Please note: This course uses a lecture and applied delivery methods.

This course can lead to PATHWAYS to the following full-time programs:

Mechanical Engineering Technology- Design Program (T121)
Electromechanical Engineering Technician Program (T146)
Electromechanical Engineering Technology- building Automation Program (T171)
Mechanical Technician- CNC and Precision Machining (T173)

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Introduction to Computer Numerical Control

Name Content
College Course Code CADE 1004
Ministry Code TMA4T
Campus Casa Loma Campus
Professor Pradeep Kalsi
Day/Month/Time Thursday, February 15, 2018/ 2-5 pm
Location 1 Dartnell Avenue, room D205 / D102
Length of Program 44 hours/ 16 weeks (3 hours once a week)
Delivery Congregated
 
Passing Grade 50%

Course Description: This course introduces the learner to introductory concepts of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology using state of the art CNC machines. Students will interpret CNC generated G-code program and practice set-up and operating techniques on CNC machines. To complement their CNC practices, students will learn introductory concepts of 2D Geometry & Tool-path creation using a computer-aided manufacturing software to complete a class project.

Please note: This course uses a lecture and applied delivery methods.

This course can lead to PATHWAYS to the following full-time programs:

Mechanical Engineering Technology- Design Program (T121)
Mechanical Technician- CNC and Precision Machining (T173)  

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Welding Arts - Morning Section

Name Content
College Course Code WELD 6011 & WELD 6018
Ministry Code TLA4T
Campus Casa Loma Campus
Professor Joe Taylor
Day/Month/Time Friday, February 23, 2018/ 11-2 pm
Location 1 Dartnell Avenue, room D110 / D333
Length of Program 48 hours/ 17 weeks (3 hours once a week)
(Includes March Break)
Delivery Congregated
 
Passing Grade 60%
 

Welding Arts - Afternoon Section

Name Content
College Course Code WELD 6011 & WELD 6018
Ministry Code TLA4T
Campus Casa Loma Campus
Professor Joe Taylor
Day/Month/Time Friday, February 23, 2018/ 2-5 pm
Location 1 Dartnell Avenue, room D110 / D324
Length of Program 48 hours/ 15 weeks (3 hours once a week)
(Includes March Break)
Delivery Congregated
 
Passing Grade 60%

Course Description: The instructional strategy is hands–on delivery including in–class demonstrations, various forms of handouts and the completion of shop projects. The course consists of shop projects designed to provide instructions and practice in oxyacetylene cutting, welding, brazing, silver soldering, and welding steel plates to form an art sculpture.

Please note: This course uses a lecture and applied delivery methods.

This course can lead to PATHWAYS to the following full-time program: Construction Trades Techniques Program (T126)

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For further information about all Dual Credit programs and to register students, contact your School Board representative below:

School Board Contacts

Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
Laura Reynolds

Coordinator, Student Success/L18, Teaching & Learning Department
Telephone: (416) 396-6969
Email: Laura.Reynolds3@tdsb.on.ca

Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)
Laura Stancati

Dual Credit Facilitator, Student Success
Telephone: 416-222-8282, ext. 2731
Email: laura.stancati@tcdsb.org

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB)
Irene Mota

Pathways & Transitions Consultant
Telephone: 905-890-0708 ext. 24516
Email: Irene.Mota@dpcdsb.org

Peel District School Board (PDSB)
Margaret Sadowski

Instructional Resource Teacher, Program Pathways/ Dual Credits/Alternative Programs Support Services
Telephone: 905-890-1010 x2597
Email: Margaret.Sadowski@peelsb.com

York Region District School Board
Janet Davis
Curriculum Consultant, Pathways
Curriculum & Instructional Services
Phone: (905) 727-0022 Ext. 3369
Fax: (905) 727-6282
EC Drury School for the Deaf
Craig Hughes
Department Head, Technological Education
Telephone: 905-878-2851 ext. 223
Email: Craig.Hughes@ontario.ca

George Brown College Contacts

Rosa Duran
SCWI Program Coordinator
Community Partnerships Office
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 3262
Fax: (416) 415-2853
Email: rduran@georgebrown.ca

Grace Whang
Coordinator of Educational Projects
Community Partnerships Office
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2678
Fax: (416) 415-2853
Email: gwhang@georgebrown.ca

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