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.

COVID-19 Response

Due to the challenges raised by COVID-19, MITT reserves the right to alter course delivery methods and/or program durations. Course deliveries may require increased percentages of online/distance learning components, alternatives to work practicums, and extended program durations to accommodate physical distancing and work practicum placement restrictions. MITT will be providing an exceptional level of enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    2 weeks
  • 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.
Textbook information for Information Technology programs can be found on the program supply list at mitt.ca/current-students/supply-lists.

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.

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. 

Start dates

Next Start Dates:

Introduction to College and Work Fall 2021 August 23 – September 3, 2021 See below
Introduction to College and Work Winter 2022 December 6 – 17, 2021 Schedule to be announced
Introduction to College and Work Fall 2021
Program Section Technical Training Timeslot (Sept 8) Intro to College & Work Schedule (Aug 23 to Sept 3) Instructor
Business Admin Assist. - Section 1 U21B1 Day 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT Laura Blunden
Business Admin Assist. - Section 2 U21B2 Day 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT Derek Shettler
Hotel & Hospitality Services - Section 1 U21H1 Day 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT Kathleen Wilson
Hotel & Hospitality Services - Section 2 U21H2 Day 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT Laura Blunden
Hospitality Management U21H3 Day 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT Shannon Zentner
Network and Systems Administrator formerly NCT U21N1 Day 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT Shannon Zentner
Early Childhood Education & Hairstyling U21M1 Day 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT Christine Fisher
Software Developer U21S1 Day 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT Christine Fisher
Health Care Aide/Personal Support Worker & Rehabilitation Assist. U21M2 Day 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT Lorinda Fosty
Medical Office Assistant & Pharmacy Tech. U21M3 Day 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT Lorinda Fosty
CAD Tech & Cyber Defense and Cloud Administration U21M4 Day 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT Duncan Thornton
Automotive Service Tech. U21M5 Day 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT Rhea Lati
Industrial Welding & Graphic and Print Tech U21M6 Evening
9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT Derek Shettler
Electrical Applications - Sections 1 & 2 & Electronics Tech U21M7 Day 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT Duncan Thornton


Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Continuous Program Improvement

MITT continuously reviews and improves programs to maintain relevance in the workplace and effective learning experiences for all students. Although the institution strives to have the website reflect the most current version of all programs, MITT reserves the right to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet industry and accreditation requirements. As a result, course information and learning outcomes may be adjusted prior to the scheduled course start date.

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