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.
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.
At A Glance
Tuition FeesIncluded in program admission fees
additional student feesN/A
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.
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.
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|
|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.