The modern world of computing demands more than excellent technical skills. Labour market research consistently points to the need for technology workers to possess excellent communications skills and a strong sense of professionalism. This course is a response to that need by businesses. Covering such topics as the culture of organizations, legal obligations and intellectual property, and professional codes of conduct, students will learn the principles of professionalism. Students will also develop written and interpersonal skills in the context of the modern technologies workplace.
The course will include Aboriginal cultural knowledge appropriate to the discipline and inclusive of the many communities the course is meant to serve. Industry Leaders like Phil Sorgen, the past president of Microsoft Canada have stated that engagement of Aboriginal People of Canada into the ICT sector is critical to the country's ongoing competitive position. Faculty are encouraged to engage community expertise to find ways for the course to include cultural knowledge and relevancy keeping in mind that each courses is delivered across multiple traditional territories.
Completion of Information and Communications Technology Certificate (ICT Certificate) and Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11, MATH 0401/0402, MATH 043 or MATH 046 or equivalent and successful placement on a CAT 3 Assessment Test.