- School and Program Orientation
This session welcomes you to the college, introduces you to your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff, reviews the policies and procedures related to your studies, and prepares the student for their learning experience.
- Introduction to Technology
This course provides information and training for using the college's learning management system, online library resources and electronic textbooks, and an introduction to the tablet technology and Microsoft Office 365 software suite. Throughout the college's programs, students utilize technology (electronic books, online library, tablet/computers), use e-mail to communicate with instructors and submit assignments, internet for research and class activities, and use MS Office software to prepare letters and resumes, reports/assignments, and presentations. Multiple resources are provided during this course for students to read and practise their skills including courses in MS Word and MS Excel.
- Academic Success Strategies
The purpose of this course is to optimize learning through equipping students with effective study techniques. This course also provides an introduction to personality styles that will be encountered in the workplace and allows students to practise appropriate and productive interaction between the various styles. Emphasis is placed on the types of communication that work best with each style in order to achieve a good working relationship and to manage and resolve conflicts that arise.
Students are also introduced to strategies for setting personal goals, managing time, and managing the stress that results from study or work and builds on positive group dynamics and setting expectations for student success.
Students will work with teams and clients in a variety of settings. Theory, practical exercises, and activities in this course attribute to these types of settings.
- Programming Logic and Design
This course is designed to provide the students with a languageindependent view of programming principles and structures and methodologies to foster the development of sound programming techniques before applying language specific syntax. Students will learn traditional and object oriented concepts, terminology and programming structures before learning the details of a specific programming language. Students will learn to develop objectoriented program logic and apply commonly used programming structures of sequence, iteration, selection and decision-making constructs. Common business examples will be used to illustrate key concepts.
- Object Oriented Programming - Java
The primary objective of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts and techniques of object-oriented programming using Java. Students will explore the features of Java by exploring its control structures, class libraries, methods and the application of OOP concepts such as inheritance and polymorphism. Student will learn to apply error and exception handling concepts used in applications and Java applets. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to create Java applications as well as functional applets.
- Advanced Object Oriented Programming - Java
This course will continue the exploration of object oriented programming with Java. Student will work with Java’s multithreading and network capabilities using files, databases, Web components, servlets, Java Server Pages and using the JavaFX Graphical User Interfaces. In addition, students will examine the effects of recursion, search and sort algorithms on memory and processor consumption as well as how to enhance an applet using multimedia. Additionally, students will learn how to set up and use NetBeans for Java development. Finally, students will learn how to build an ecommerce website using Java technologies.
- Adobe Photoshop
This course begins with covering the key techniques for working with Photoshop. Students will learn the key elements of the Photoshop interface, and how the tools and features of this popular software can be used to edit images. Students will learn to use precise selection control to correct a wide range of lens-based errors, interactively transform their images with a variety of tools, effects and filters. With a focus on the key features and tools of Photoshop, students will work with layers, masks, channels, brushes and vector drawing techniques to prepare images for both Web and print production. The course then moves on to more detailed advanced features of Photoshop including raster based painting for illustrations, 3- D, video and animation techniques, colour controls, etc. Students will also learn to use the techniques for designing with advanced layering and image compositing techniques, working with actions scripts, batch processes and other time saving options
- Adobe Illustrator
This course presents Illustrator as an industry standard tool for the production of professional quality illustrations such as technical illustrations, mapping, illustrating from photographic reference, and colourizing bitmapped images. After learning the functionality and techniques to produce basic professional quality illustrations, students move on to explore the more advanced features of Illustrator by completing a series of advanced assignments. Students will gain an advanced understanding of the tool set, so that they may solve more difficult design problems. Painting and Effects will be explored in detail. Projects will require a more sophisticated use of Illustrator techniques with a greater focus on finished quality and pre-press.
- Fundamentals of Web Development - HTML5 and CSS
- Adobe Dreamweaver
This course introduces students to the rapid prototype and web site authoring tool Dreamweaver, allowing them to quickly produce interactive web pages and sites. The emphasis of this course is to use the features and tools of the authoring software to build professional grade site architecture, structure, and content. Topical coverage includes: Advantages and disadvantages of web site authoring software tools and features, Principles of effective layout, Fundamentals of Cascading Style Sheets, Incorporating Images and graphics, Working with templates, Adding navigation, Dynamic and interactive content, Fundamental Behaviours and Commands, and Uploading to the server.
- PHP and MySQL Programming
This course will explore the fundamentals of Web development and programming with PHP and MySQL. This course will explore four key areas of PHP and MySQL; the programming constructs with PHP, accessing and manipulating data through the use of forms, object oriented programming with PHP and Web site security with PHP. Students will learn to work with PHP data types and operators, build functions and control structures, manipulate strings, access files and directories, process data in arrays and strings, work with MySQL databases and manipulate MySQL databases with PHP. Students will also learn how to manage state information, develop objectoriented PHP, handle errors and exceptions and debug PHP code.
- Dynamic Web Page Development with JQuery
- Python Development
This course introduces the students to the Python programming language. Students will continue to integrate Object-Oriented programming concepts will learning the features of the Python programming language. This course also explore Internet programming including accessing client-side network protocols and email tools, using CGI scripts, and website implementation techniques using Python.
- Advanced Web Technologies
In this course, students will learn to integrate Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Web Development into fully functional Web solutions. The course will begin with tutorials on each of the three technologies and then quickly moves on to building several common web applications. Students will learn how to use Node.js and MongoDB to build more scalable, high-performance sites, and then leverage Angular’s innovative MVC approach to structure more effective pages and applications. By the end of this course, students will be able to use all three technologies to develop outstanding next-generation Web solutions.
- Mobile Web Development: Building Apps with AWS
AWS is one of the leading cloud computing platforms. Developers working in the mobile space are often not aware of the public cloud and spend months writing applications and server side code for commonly used features such as user registrations and authentications, user logins, password recovery and server side storage. These features are already provided by AWS and can be easily integrated in a fraction of the time. This course provides the students with the knowledge and skills to work in the mobile space and use some of the common services offered by AWS in both a Android and IOS environment.
- Career & Employment Strategies
In addition to learning career-oriented skills, students learn how to get a job in their chosen profession. Our Employment Services department will assist the graduate in resume writing, as well as preparing for job interviews. Our staff is sensitive to current job market trends and the needs of employers in each local market. Our graduates receive guidance and training to use career tools that help job seekers build a better resume and cover letter, manage an online portfolio, hone interviewing skills, and develop a personal brand online. Students will have the use of a computer lab which has unlimited Internet access, as well as job search resources. Facilitators will also be made available to advise on job finding resources, interview skills and techniques and to carry out mock interviews. This course also looks at the planning, preparation, execution, and follow-up stages of an interview: how people find jobs; employer expectations; presenting an enthusiastic attitude; focusing on the right job and the hidden job market; transferrable skills; thank you letters; effective telemarketing; handling objections, self-confidence, and self-esteem; and individual counselling and coaching.