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English Language Learners

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You May Be Interested If:

You are an English Language Learner at high school and would like to earn a dual credit while having the opportunity to experience being a college student. This dual credit program offers you the chance to earn one high school credit and take a college General Education course which can be used in any Sheridan certificate or diploma program. This opportunity is a great way to learn about college, explore your options, and earn college credit while finishing up your high school diploma!

Because this course is delivered in an intensive format over seven weeks, please check with your guidance counselor and language teacher to make sure you have the necessary English skills to be successful. You need to be able to listen, speak, read and write at the senior level of your ELL program, and you should be at least 17 years old and living in north Peel. Enrolment in a co-op term or an alternative education program is preferred. You will be provided with public transit tickets to get to and from the college campus for your classes.

What Will I Learn/Do?

You’ll be taking the General Education course, The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace. In addition to being a General Education course that you can apply to a wide variety of college programs, the course was specifically chosen because the content covered is relevant to one’s own life, career exploration, securing a part-time job and navigating interpersonal relationships.

Secondary Credits 
Days/Wk 1
# wks 7
Hrs/Day 3
Term Winter 2017
Starts Wk of: Feb 13, 2017
Ends Wk ending: May 26, 2017
Campus/City HMC / Mississauga
Courses The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace
Dual Credit Codes HDN 4T
College Codes CULT10001G

Course Descriptions:

The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace
In this course, you will investigate personal, Canadian and organizational culture and the ways in which these manifest themselves generally and specifically in occupations and related workplaces. You will examine the impact that language and behaviour have on your ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, managers and clients in Canadian workplaces. You’ll reflect on your own values, communication styles and workplace behaviours in order to develop and refine your ability to demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviours in a variety of situations such as meetings, performance reviews and daily workplace interactions. In addition, you will review Canadian human rights legislation and its impact on workplace behaviour. This course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about your own behaviour in the workplace.

Further Academic/Career Pathways:

When you successfully complete the Animal Care full time Certificate program, you'll be ready to start your career in animal care! You'll be prepared to look for a job in locations such as veterinary clinics, shelters, grooming businesses, wildlife rehabilitation facilities, dog daycare facilities, pet shops, zoos and other similar animal facilities, where you'll be part of a professional animal care team.  In some cases, Animal Care students decide to apply for the Veterinary Technician program at Sheridan, which would allow you to work in the medical care of a variety of animals. If you successfully complete this General Education course, and enrol in a college program either at Sheridan or another Ontario college, you can apply to have your dual credit course counted as part of your full time program. General education courses are part of the curriculum for all certificate and diploma programs, so this will give you a wide range of program choices in which you may be able to use your dual credit, but please note that decisions about Advanced Standing for courses taken an another college will be at the discretion of the receiving college. So whether your interest lies in technology, computing, the trades, business, health care, social services, education or the arts, your options are open. Check out all of Sheridan's programs.

One pathway you might find interesting is Sheridan’s General Arts and Science program. This program is a great choice if you are unsure of your educational or career direction, and it can help you meet college admission requirements that you may be missing.  It’s also a perfect way to transition from high school to post-secondary studies, whether your goal is college or university.  As a Sheridan student, you can get the support you need through our Tutoring Services to enhance your English proficiency if you need to do that before taking on higher level academic work. Should you need more intensive English language training, you may also wish to consider enrolling in our English Language Studies post-secondary program, which provides excellent preparation for higher education.

Whatever your chosen pathway, we hope we’ll see you back at Sheridan after your dual credit course!

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