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.
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.
Introduction to Work and College is a mandatory requirement for all International Students for graduation eligibility.-->
At A Glance
CredentialCertificate of Completion
Tuition FeesIncluded in program admission fees
additional student feesN/A
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.
Next Start Dates:
- January 2020
- April 2020
- August 2020
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.