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IBPD International Aquaculture Conference 2019

Press Release: On the upcoming the two-day August 19 and 20th 2019 Aquaculture Conference workshop Guelph University IBPD International Aquaculture:

Dear Prospective Attendees and Stakeholders;

The logistics on the two-day Aquaculture workshop at Guelph University IBPD International Aquaculture scheduled for August 19 and 20th 2019 and weeklong Toronto, Canada Conference August 21 and 24th 2019 have been concluded.

The theme of the Conference is “Capacity Building; investing in aquaculture and aquaponics to build sustainable food safety”. This is a two-day workshop, weeklong conference structured format for the novices in aquaculture and/or aquaponics.

The workshop/Conference is intended to highlight and investigate the needs for certain requirements before initiating and operating an aquaculture farm.

In addition to Aquaculture training, we will be partnering with Batteries Expert on Renewable Energy concepts that will be centred on Solar; discussions on product knowledge on Solar technology.

 

Pertinent logistics:

 

Online Conference Registration: We have finalized the agenda and have posted the event to Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/getting-started-in-aquaculture-and-aquaponics-tickets-58407614748). All registrations will be processed through this online site and 20 tickets are scheduled to go on sale on May 1, 2019. In order to prevent anyone who is not part of your group from booking this workshop, I have made the tickets “hidden”. You can find the tickets by clicking on the green button labelled “tickets” and then enter the access code “Nigeria”.

Please Note: Attendance is by pre-registration only; registrations will not be accepted at the door.

 

 

Accommodation: Attendees to this Conference have been arranged to stay at Montecassino Hotel & Event Venue 3710 Chesswood Dr. | Downsview | ON | M3J 2W4. Direct: +1 416-630-8100 ext. 535

 

Transportation (s): Transportations will be available for all attendees to all conference-related events and locations from Sunday, August 18 until the 20th 2019. Attendees choosing to arrive days prior to the conference have been arranged to contact Mr. Humphrey Igbokwe at +1 647-771-1722 to arrange for private arrangement(s) for pick-ups and transportation.

 

Special Circumstances: arrangement have been made for attendees requiring special need(s).To request for special needs(s) arrangement, please contact the organizers at 905-447-3726 / ibpdinternational@gmail.com at least one month to the event to allow time to make required adjustment (s).

 

Disclaimer: It is, however, the responsibility of attendees to report at the pick-up location(s) 15 minutes before departure(s) to the designated conference locations to avoid being left behind

Conference Workshop Agenda:

 

Monday, August 19

 

  • 9:15 – Registration, Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:30 – Part 1. Introduction to Aquaculture, Water and Land-Use Considerations
  • 10:30 – Refreshment Break
  • 10:45 – Part 2. Production Requirements, Rearing Systems Technology
  • 12:00 – Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – Part 3. Research Station Tour
  • 2:30 – Refreshment Break
  • 2:45 – Part 4. Nutrition and Feeding
  • 3:30 – Questions and Answers
  • 4:00 – Conclude Day 1

Tuesday, August 20

  • 9:00 – Part 5. Biotechnology in Aquaculture
  • 10:30 – Refreshment Break
  • 10:45 – Part 6. Aquatic Animal Health Considerations
  • 12:00 – Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – Part 7. Sustainability
  • 3:00 – Questions and Closing Thoughts
  • 3:30 – Conclude Day 2

 

Workshop Structure:

Information is presented in a lecture format and includes a tour of the research facilities at the Alma Aquaculture Research Station and hands-on husbandry training. The workshop fee includes all lectures, a tour of the Research Station, coffee breaks and lunch.

 

Facility Tour:  See up close, a large-scale research farm raising rainbow trout, Arctic charr, lake whitefish and sturgeon. From water supplies to waste management systems, you’ll get a chance to view many of the bits and pieces discussed during the lecture sessions.

 

Hands-on Training: You will get the opportunity to learn how to net and handle fish, common procedures like weighing and grading, in addition to fish transportation. In the lab, we will review euthanasia options, anatomy and basic necropsy.

The Alma Aquaculture Research Station is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Conference Workshop Facilitators:

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Steve Naylor: Graduating from the University of Guelph, Steve has worked in academia and the public sector having spent 20 years at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Now working for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Steve continues to deliver aquaculture training and education to a variety of audiences.

 

Dr. Alexandra Reid: Before attending the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Alex earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia. She then completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Comparative Pathology (specializing in fish) at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. Alex now works as a veterinarian for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

 

Dr. Marcia Chiasson: 

Earning both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Biology at the University of New Brunswick, Marcia then completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Guelph where she trained in genetics and breeding. She worked in the private sector at the Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada and in the public Sector the Ontario of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs before returning to the University of Guelph to manage the Alm Alma Aquaculture Research Station.

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The Alma Aquaculture Research Station is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

 

Hon. Chudi Asidianya, BA, MA, LSC, IEO.

Reference ID – 100644915

CEO|Program Coordinator|International Student Consultant

IBPD International Inc.

P: 905-447-3726 |Website: www.ibpdinternational.co

CRITICAL CARE NURSING – E-LEARNING (GRADUATE CERTIFICATE)

Critical care nurses are responsible for the most vulnerable patients. They have the responsibility to vigilantly monitor, assess and treat the critically ill, while providing support to their families. Whether you are a new critical care nurse, an experienced critical care nurse or a nurse interested in working in the Critical Care Unit (CCU), this program offers a flexible professional development opportunity by enabling you to access continued learning regardless of your location, work schedule or other commitments.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is designed for students with previous education. Please see the entrance requirements section of this page for more detail.

Designed for registered nurses (RNs), it consists of an introductory course to e-learning, five theoretical courses offered online, a critical care simulation component held at Durham College or a partner site and hands-on preceptored experience in a CCU.

Related information:

if you are a novice or experienced critical care nurse or if you are interested in working in the critical care unit, this program offers flexible learning and certification.

The program begins with a brief course on the study methods required in an e-learning environment which is key to your success in the remaining five e-learning critical care courses.

A measurement of your knowledge and competency will occur throughout each e-learning course. Following successful completion of six online courses, you will complete the 39-hour simulation component of the program.

The Simulation course takes place at Durham College or one of its partner sites. This course provides an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge to integrated case-based scenarios facilitated by an experienced inter-professional team of instructors.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Proof of registration as a registered nurse (RN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (RNs from other provinces should contact recruitment@durhamcollege.ca or call 905.721.3000)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing students

Fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing students can also apply to the program but will not be able to complete the practicum portion until proof of RN registration is provided.

CAREER OPTIONS

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Critical care Nurse

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Critical care
  • Coronary care
  • Emergency care
  • Post-anaesthetic care
  • Telemetry
  • Step-down unit

PROGRAM COSTS

YEAR ONE FEES DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Tuition $1,621 $0
Compulsory Ancillary

$128

$0
Program Incidental $0 $0
Total Fees: $1,748 $0

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

PRACTICUM

The final component of the program is an integrated practicum, which includes 120 hours of clinical practice in an adult critical care practice environment. You will demonstrate competency in the Standards of Practice for Critical Care Nursing in Ontario under the direct preceptorship/mentorship of an experienced critical care nurse and the facilitation of a Durham College faculty advisor.

Upon successful completion of the program, a critical care certificate will be awarded. Transfer credit, advanced standing or challenge will be considered on an individual basis. Please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/criticalcare or contact the program co-ordinator.

Please note: You will be required to adhere to and meet the pre-placement documentation requirements of the host agency.

PRACTICUM COMPLETION OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO

For students living and working outside of Ontario, practicum placements outside of the province of Ontario (but in Canada) MAY be accommodated if an affiliation agreement between Durham College and the out-of-Ontario organization can be arranged.  If you are considering an out-of-Ontario placement, you will need to self-identify yourself to Durham College prior to confirming your acceptance to the program.

Please send an email with your intent to complete an out-of-Ontario placement to:

Debbie Morrison, Program Coordinator

OR

Jennifer Powell, Placement Officer

CULINARY SKILLS

Sharpen your skills in classic and contemporary à la carte cuisine, baking and pastry arts, flavour and cooking methods, understanding ingredients, food service principles, and safety and sanitation, while also developing essential communication and computer application skills.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Culinary Skills program is designed to prepare you for a career in a wide variety of food-service industry settings.

Areas of study include:

  • Baking and pastry arts
  • Classic and contemporary a la carte cuisine
  • Computer applications
  • Development of essential communication skills
  • Flavours and cooking methods
  • Food service principles
  • Safety
  • Sanitation
  • Understanding of ingredients

In addition, related business management studies and general education courses round out the program. You will learn through a combination of activity-based classroom instruction and practical application in our culinary, pastry and restaurant labs. You will also gain practical experience through our student-run, open-to-the-public restaurant and a field placement at a school approved industry property.

Upon successful completion of this program, you may qualify for advanced standing in Year 2 of Durham College’s Culinary Management program. The Culinary Skills program is offered at the Whitby campus, home of the college’s new Centre for Food. This incredible new learning centre provides access to a full-service green certified teaching restaurant and lounge; a demonstration theatre; and state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and meeting spaces, all designed to offer you the best possible learning experience.

Students in this program will benefit from working and learning in Bistro ’67, a full-service, green-certified teaching and learning restaurant operated by staff and students.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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FIELD TO FORK

The field-to-fork concept is based on the harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sale and consumption of food – in particular the production of local food for local consumers. Durham College has adopted this concept and applied it to a diverse range of programs that crossover traditional academic schools. To capitalize on classroom and lab equipment availability select courses may be offered at any of our locations including the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and the Centre for Food.

The curriculum, faculty expertise and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment required to implement this concept have been built into each program, providing students with unparalleled exposure to field to fork.

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CAREER OPTIONS

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Banquet/catering cook
  • Entrepreneur
  • Pastry chef
  • Preparation or line cook
  • Sous chef

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Banquet hall
  • Catering company
  • Country club
  • Golf course
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Restaurant

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PROGRAM COSTS

YEAR ONE FEES DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Tuition $2,983 $12,754
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental $1,047 $1,047
Total Fees: $5,170 $15,341

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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FIELD PLACEMENT

Your learning experience will be complemented by an 80-hour field placement component in the second semester, which will be completed at a restaurant, catering company, golf course, hospital, hotel, nursing home, retirement home or other approved location.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEGREE COMPLETION OR ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Successful completion of the Culinary Skills certificate program will offer opportunities for further study in additional Durham College programs including Cook Apprentice, Culinary Management or Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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W. GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION AWARD

Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

CULINARY MANAGEMENT

In our Culinary Management program you will master the art of food and flavour. You will explore locally grown food, experiment with ethnic and contemporary cuisine and develop your skills in the culinary arts, while learning valuable management skills that will take your career to the next level.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Culinary Management program is offered at the Whitby campus, home of the college’s new Centre for Food. This incredible new learning centre provides access to a full-service green-certified teaching restaurant; demonstration theatre; and state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and meeting spaces, all designed to offer you the best possible learning experience.

You will learn to provide accomplished culinary planning, preparation and presentation for a variety of food-service environments. With a strong emphasis on skill development, theory, service and managerial training, you will become equipped with the skills and industry knowledge required to succeed. This program will foster ongoing personal growth and learning in the areas of self-management, interpersonal skills, professional ability and industry awareness.

In addition, you will gain knowledge about the diverse needs of today’s diners and consumers and focus on locally grown and produced foods. Hands-on experience in culinary, pastry and restaurant demonstration labs and classrooms will help you to develop essential skills related to a la carte cuisine, pastry, desserts and baking, ethnic cuisine, contemporary cooking and more.

The Culinary Management program will foster ongoing personal growth and learning in the areas of self management, interpersonal skills, professional ability and industry awareness including:

  • Applying cost control techniques to food-service operations
  • Effective marketing to promote the successful operation of a hospitality business
  • Developing ongoing personal and professional strategies and plans to enhance culinary leadership and management skills

Students in this program will benefit from working and learning in Bistro ’67, a full-service, green-certified teaching and learning restaurant operated by staff and students.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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FIELD TO FORK

The field-to-fork concept is based on the harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sale and consumption of food – in particular the production of local food for local consumers. Durham College has adopted this concept and applied it to a diverse range of programs that crossover traditional academic schools. To capitalize on classroom and lab equipment availability select courses may be offered at any of our locations including the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and the Centre for Food.

The curriculum, faculty expertise and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment required to implement this concept have been built into each program, providing students with unparalleled exposure to field to fork.

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CAREER OPTIONS

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Baker
  • Cook
  • Corporate chef
  • Executive chef
  • Kitchen manager
  • Pastry, personal or restaurant chef
  • Restaurant manager
  • Self-employed entrepreneur
  • Sous chef

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Banquet hall
  • Catering company
  • College/university
  • Golf course
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Restaurant

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PROGRAM COSTS

YEAR ONE FEES DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Tuition $2,983 $12,754
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental $1,047 $1,047
Total Fees: $5,170 $15,341

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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FIELD PLACEMENT

Your learning experience will be complemented by two 80-hour field placement components in the second and fourth semesters.These will be completed at a local restaurant, hotel, golf course, retirement home, nursing home or other approved facility.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEGREE COMPLETION OR ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Qualified graduates can go on to take Durham College’s Advanced Baking and Pastry Arts graduate certificate program. As a graduate, you may also be eligible to apply your academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities, including:

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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W. GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION AWARD

Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY (FAST-TRACK)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, you may be eligible for a compressed, fast-track opportunity to complete your advanced diploma requirements in two semesters.

The Environmental Technology program focuses on the chemical and biological sciences as they relate to environmental pollution. An emphasis is placed on ground and surface water quality, soil and waste management and recycling in urban and industrial settings. You will also examine environmental regulations and review their social and economic impacts on communities.

Training and experience in the handling, analysis and monitoring of a wide variety of biological and chemical parameters linked to pollution are at the heart of the program. First-hand field and laboratory experience is emphasized in areas such as:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Data collection
  • Environmental stewardship management
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Microbiology

Environmental problems and concerns are constantly changing and at Durham College we aim to adapt in order to stay at the leading edge of these changes. Statistics Canada has identified environmental technology as one of the top emerging employment sectors.

This fast-track option is designed for students with existing academic credentials and will provide you with the advanced skills necessary for employment in the environmental field. The program provides technical practice with many opportunities for hands-on experience and project-based learning.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree including two chemistry courses with a minimum grade of C/60 per cent (one must have a lab component)
  • Course-by-course evaluation (international students)
  • English skills assessment (may be required)
  • Additional information may be requested to demonstrate the required courses and provide evidenced English skills assessment

International applicants will be required to provide course-by-course evaluations to demonstrate the required courses and provide evidenced English skills assessment.

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CAREER OPTIONS

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Environmental compliance officer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental officer
  • Hazardous waste technologist
  • Instrumentation technologist
  • Occupational hygienist
  • Research and development officer
  • Wastewater operator

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Conservation authorities
  • Environmental engineering and consulting firms
  • Environmental testing laboratories
  • Government agencies
  • Quality control inspection
  • Water and waste treatment facilities

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PROGRAM COSTS

YEAR ONE FEES DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Tuition $3,951 $13,722
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental $220 $220
Total Fees: $5,311 $15,483

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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FIELD PLACEMENT

Your learning experience will be complemented by a work placement, which will allow you to gain valuable practical knowledge in your field. If you have an Honours BSc, you may apply for credit for this component against your supervised research project.

GAS TECHNICIAN 2

Want to get one step closer to an independent career in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration? Perhaps you want to be the one to call the shots on a job site? This program will give you additional knowledge in code requirements, propane fundamentals, system testing and troubleshooting so that you can challenge the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) for a license that will get you one step closer to your dream career.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This two-semester program focuses on specialized studies in the fields of natural gas and propane. The core curriculum is standardized and accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the industry’s regulatory body.

Through theoretical and practical workshop experience, you will receive training in:

  • Applicable code requirements
  • Natural gas and propane fundamentals
  • Pipe and equipment installation practice
  • System testing and troubleshooting of a variety of residential and light commercial appliances used for both heating and hot water

Durham College’s Corporate Training Services (CTS) administers the TSSA Gas/Oil Technician Certification exams at the Whitby campus for students.

The total price for each exam is $235 (TSSA fee $175, plus CTS administration fee of $60).

Please note:

  • Although the passing standard for Durham College is 50 per cent, the passing grade on the theoretical examination and practical skills demonstration for TSSA is 75 per cent
  • Failure to successfully complete the exam as noted above will result in a failing TSSA grade
  • Payment for the above exams must be made at CTS, Whitby campus by the deadline date provided to you in class. Receipts must be presented at the time of examination and no exceptions will be allowed
  • You should check with TSSA for details regarding certification

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Valid Oil Burner 3 license or proof of 75 per cent or higher on the Oil Burner 3 practical evaluation. You cannot challenge the TSSA Oil Burner 2 exam without a valid Oil Burner 3 license
  • You cannot challenge the TSSA Gas Technician 2 exam without a valid Gas Technician 3 license
  • Additional applicant requirements

PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Gas Technician 3 license or 75 per cent or higher on the TSSA challenge exam
  • If you don’t have a valid Gas Technician 3 license you will not be able to participate in work placement

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CAREER OPTIONS

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Apprentice gas fitter
  • Furnace installer
  • Hot water tank installer
  • Pipefitter
  • Steamfitter apprentice
  • Refrigeration apprentice
  • Service and maintenance technician
  • Sheet metal apprentice
  • Sprinkler fitter

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Construction/engineering firms
  • Heating and cooling service companies
  • Home service companies
  • Mechanical contracting firms

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PROGRAM COSTS

YEAR ONE FEES DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Tuition $3,519 $13,291
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental $350 $350
Total Fees: $5,010 $15,182

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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FIELD PLACEMENT OR CAPSTONE PROJECT

After successfully obtaining your Gas Technician 3 license through the TSSA, your learning experience will be complemented by a field placement that begins in October and runs one full day a week for the first and second semesters. This is an opportunity for you to receive actual field experience as well as build a relationship with potential employers.

To participate in the work placement portion of this program you must have a valid Gas Technician 3 license. If you do not have a valid Gas Technician 3 license, a capstone project will be assigned.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEGREE COMPLETION OR ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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W. GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION AWARD

Students applying to this program may be eligible to apply for the W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award. Qualified recipients of the award will receive $5,000 per year, for up to two years, including $1,500 for tuition and $3,500 for other expenses such as travel, food, books, tools and supplies. For more information, please visit the award page.

GAME DEVELOPMENT

This program offers a well-balanced education in every aspect of the game development process. There is an enormous difference between playing games and creating them, and this program is designed to teach you how to convert your love of gameplay and artistry into a lucrative career. The experience and knowledge gained in this program at Durham College has given graduates the edge in landing careers in industry-leading game studios.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program was developed with input from veterans in the digital entertainment industry and continues to garner enthusiastic support from studios and professional artists across the country. All of our professors come from that industry and are ready to share their knowledge and experience with you. The focus of this program is 2- and 3-D game prototyping.

You will explore environmental and level design, employing modelling, texturing, lighting techniques and real-time effects through 3-D gaming. You will develop sprite-based games using scripting and design through 2-D gaming. All of your work will be supported by a foundation in animating, concept art and pre-production.

You will gain a solid base in the skills needed to explore new technology and software with confidence including courses in:

  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Film
  • Theory

Industry context is also strongly emphasized though a History of Games course. As a graduate, you will enter the industry with strong technical and creative ability, a realistic understanding of the world of games and a keen sense of professionalism.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Visual arts credits (recommended)
  • Portfolio of work
  • Interview (may be required)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the academic requirements, admission to this program requires the submission of a personal profile and a portfolio of artwork. The purpose of the portfolio is to allow students to demonstrate their drawing and creative ability. There are several free portfolio information sessions to attend designed to help in understanding how to put a portfolio together.

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CAREER OPTIONS

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • 3D generalist
  • 3D modeller
  • Animator for games
  • Concept artist
  • Environment artist
  • Game developer
  • Level designer
  • Pre-production artist
  • Surfacing artist
  • Quality assurance technician
  • Technical artist

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Gaming studios
  • Animation studios
  • Digital production companies

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COURSE LIST & DESCRIPTIONS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER 6

Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.

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PROGRAM COSTS

YEAR ONE FEES DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Tuition $7,144 $16,915
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental $250 $250
Total Fees: $8,524 $18,706

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEGREE COMPLETION OR ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

MATERIALS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT – BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Note: this program will be offered under the new name of Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration beginning in September 2017

Materials and Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running efficiently and keep customers, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control, purchasing, quality control and scheduling – just to name a few.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION (LAPTOP PROGRAM)

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.

Operations management is the core functional area of any business. Operations managers obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients. This includes contributing to key decisions involving:

  • Facilities management
  • Inventory management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality assurance
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Supply chain management
  • Transportation, distribution and logistics

Graduates are well-positioned to pursue a variety of professional accreditations with professional organizations including:

  • APICS The Association for Operations Management
  • Purchasing Management Association of Canada

After completing one year of business study, you may choose to graduate with a certificate in Business Fundamentals. After two years of study, you may choose to graduate with a diploma in Business – Operations Management

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)

Please note: Applicants without Grade 12 mathematics can add General Arts and Science – Business Preparation (GASB) to their application at ontariocolleges.ca. You will be registered in General Arts and Science – Business Preparation (GASB) for one semester. Upon successful completion of the semester and the applied mathematics course, you can apply to transfer to Business – Semester 2. Please contact admissions@durhamcollege.ca with any questions.

 SEPTEMBER OR JANUARY START

  • You may enter Year 1 of the Business or Business Administration program in September or January
  • If you begin classes in January, you will complete semesters 1 and 2 from January to August and start Year 2, Semester 3 immediately in September

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CAREER OPTIONS

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Business analyst
  • Buyer or purchasing assistant
  • Demand planner
  • Expediter
  • Inventory manager
  • Materials control assistant
  • Production scheduler
  • Production planner
  • Production supervisor
  • Project co-ordinator
  • Quality manager

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Bombardier
  • Celestica
  • Estée Lauder
  • LCBO
  • Logistics in Motion
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Messier-Buggatti-Dowty
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Plexxus
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Shared Services West
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Toronto Hydro
  • Wescam Applied Physics Specialties

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COURSE LIST & DESCRIPTIONS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER 6

Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.

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PROGRAM COSTS

YEAR ONE FEES DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Tuition $2,851 $12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental $0 $0
Total Fees: $3,991 $14,163

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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LAPTOP LEARNING

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase.

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LAPTOP REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED HARDWARE

  • Laptop: Personal computer (PC) not a Mac
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (if available)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better (Not AMD)
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM (8 GB preferred)
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB or larger (Solid State Drive (SSD) preferred)
  • Warranty: 3 years parts and labour (On-site preferred)
  • Other features: 2 USB ports

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

OPTIONAL

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FIELD PLACEMENT

Your learning experience will be complemented by a four-week placement in semester 6, which will give you practical operations management experience and the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEGREE COMPLETION OR ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Graduates of the three-year program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 can apply directly to the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology or Trent University.

Qualified graduates can go on to take Durham College’s Human Resources Management or Sport Business Management graduate certificate programs or may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

Women training

Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program – Personal and Professional Development

IBPD Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program can be prearranged as a precautionary measure for men who feel that they are in danger of assaulting their partners. Generally, Partner Assault Response (PAR) is a court-mandated domestic violence program that can be cost shared by the assaultive partners and or Family Court directed and or funded by. The IBPD Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program focuses on non-violent and non-controlling attitudes and behaviours from men and women who have assaulted or are at risk of assaulting their partners current, past and or in the future.

The program advocates and challenges assaultive men and women to recognize and accept responsibility for their assaultive behaviours . It looks at the belief systems that lead to their assaultive behavious and encourages the participants to change the belief systems that lead to their original beliefs. Emphases are on power and control issues that is the cornerstone of the behaviours. Paramount to the program is victim safety and confidentiality.

The duration of the training sessions is open to negotiation. Targets topics of interest include:

  • Types of abuse.
  • Non-physical abuse.
  • Effects of abuse.
  • Changing – self-talk.
  • Overcoming denial and taking responsibility.
  • Anger management.
  • Cycles of abuse.
  • Gender stereotypes.
  • Suppression of emotion.
  • Effects of abuse on children.
  • Helping children heal.
  • Healthy relationships.
  • Improving communication skills.
  • Making changes.
  • Male socialization.
  • Jealousy
Leadership training

Leading Teams on Change Management Training

We conduct “Leading Teams on Change Management” training for civil services and unionized staff of government agencies and private sector personnel. Find below an overview of our Leadership Certificate training: A five day professional development workshop for CEO, Managers and Elected officials.

 

Module Description: Learning Outcomes
Detail:  Change is constant; therefore, the ability to understand and to manage change is an essential skill for organizations.

Focus on organizational change management needs and the importance of acquiring the knowledge and tools to implement change effectively.

Exploration of the tools to implement changes effectively and to have those changes better

accepted and ways for understanding and managing people’s reactions to changes.

  • Master strategies for building support for the planned change
  •  Learn how to use WIIFM (the individual motivators for change) effectively
  • Ensuring that people involved and affected by the change understand the process change
  • Understand everybody’s personal change journey
  •  Develop a change management & communications plan Gain methods for leading change project status meetings, how to celebrate a successful change and sharing the results & benefits of the change
  • Master strategies for aligning people with change, appealing to emotions & facts
  • Identifying and agreeing the success indicators for change, and ensure they are regularly measured and reported on.