If you're interested in learning how you can make a difference by helping to apply environmentally sustainable approaches to community and regional planning, then the Community and Environmental Planning Concentration will appeal to you. You learn how to work in a team environment providing a variety of mapping, research, and other technical functions to support community, regional, and environmental projects and policy development. Building expertise in data analysis, problem solving, and the use of geomatics applications to support decision-making is a primary focus.
Combining science, aesthetics and technique, cartography is the study and practice of making maps. As a cartographer, you are a visual communicator, building and illustrating maps that are attractive yet functional, so they can be quickly and easily used and understood. Your work may go on to stand as a valuable cartographic information source for many years. Some of the areas you study are open source mapping, animated and interactive cartography, map production and research techniques. You enjoy hands-on learning and detail-oriented work and use the latest data software and equipment.
This program gives you the foundation you need to start a successful career in geographic sciences. You gain an understanding of the world of geographic sciences and the skills that are required. In the 1st year you learn the basics of geographic sciences, how to use geomatics tools and technology (e.g., GPS, Geographic Information Systems [GIS], remote sensing), and explore the individual disciplines and their interdependence.
In this program, you learn to design, install, administer and troubleshoot local area networks, computer hardware and various operating systems. You build skills to support call centres, helpdesks, and a variety of IT functions including web design, database management and programming. You also develop skills to design, fabricate and test electronic components, equipment and systems.
This program provides skills and knowledge in the field of Welding Inspection, Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA). This program has been developed in co-operation with Industry in order to meet the increasing demands for professionals to carry out a number of QA/QC Inspection-related tasks including: testing products at specific stages to ensure acceptable qualities such as dimensional, performance, mechanical, electrical, and chemical characteristics.
You learn to repair metal parts and structures, fabricate components and apply safe working practices while using various welding and cutting equipment and techniques. You also learn how to integrate problem-solving skills with the dynamic processes and techniques used in the welding industry and are introduced to blueprint reading and welding symbols.
The heating services industry is changing and requires a variety of skills – knowledge of electrical control systems, blueprint reading, piping, and soldering. This program prepares you to work with many aspects of oil-fired heating equipment. Learn new techniques, including design, assembly, and installation of heating and ventilation systems, oil burner components (control devices and associated wiring), and fuel supply systems; and connecting plumbing to mechanical and electrical systems.
The Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) program can help you turn a real concern for safety into a rewarding career. Opportunities in this field are growing. If you enjoy practical hands-on problem solving; like working with, and educating people; see yourself managing, collecting and interpreting data to identify trends and issues in the workplace; and believe in promoting legislation, standards and best practices in OH&S, you are well suited to a career in occupational health and safety.
This program combines practical and theoretical skills to prepare graduates to work in environmental and related industries. To keep pace with the increasing requirement for environmental technology workers, all courses are presented from an environmental sustainability perspective. You spend a considerable amount of time participating in outdoor labs. You also develop an integrated resource management plan from start to finish – design, data collection, data compilation and recommendations to improve habitat.
This program provides you with the knowledge and skills required to enter the metal fabrication and plating industry. You learn to repair metal parts and structures, fabricate components and apply safe work practices using various welding and cutting equipment and fabrication techniques. You also get experience with lay out practices, blueprint reading and planning and preparing jobs.