Introduction to College and Work

Introduction to College and Work

This two-week preparatory program is designed to help international students successfully navigate the cultural, technical, and academic/work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. This program provides a foundational framework to help students transition successfully to the Canadian post-secondary academic environment by emphasizing the use of learning strategies as well as incorporating critical thinking and problem-solving skills into the classroom.  Students are also introduced to the importance of employability skills, and how these skills, along with technical skills, provide the backbone for success in a Canadian work environment.

On completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

  • Explain key components of college and workplace culture in Canada and their role within each.
  • Describe and utilize the essential employability skills, as embodied by the MITT Work Skills framework, required for academic success at college and in the Canadian workplace.
  • Apply effective and efficient learning strategies to comprehend, summarize, and evaluate information found in academic and workplace settings.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills using a systematic framework and recognized methodologies to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.

Important Information

Students will not be permitted to graduate from a technical program without successfully completing the Introduction to College and Work program and may be required to re-take the program at the earliest available intake if a passing grade is not achieved.

There is a minimum attendance requirement for each of the courses in this program. Refer to the individual course outlines for details.

Graduation Eligibility

Introduction to Work and College is a mandatory requirement for all International Students for graduation eligibility.


International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    2 weeks
  • Credential
    Certificate of Completion
  • work practicum
  • apprenticeship
  • Tuition Fees
    Included in program admission fees
  • books
  • additional student fees
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.

Start Dates

Next Start Dates:

  • January 2020
  • April 2020
  • August 2020

Entrance Requirements

International students admitted to any MITT certificate or diploma program (excluding post-graduate certificates), will be automatically registered for the Introduction to College and Work program. Students must complete this program in order to graduate from their certificate or diploma program. 

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