Pathways

Pathways (081.06)

Pathways to Science

This one- or two-semester program is designed for students who wish to pursue a diploma in the Sciences, but who lack one or more of the Science prerequisites (Sec. V Math Technical & Scientific Option (064506 or 564506) or Sec. V Math Science Option (065506 or 565506), Sec. V Chemistry and Physics).
In the first semester, students will take not more than six (6) courses including: a science Strategies for Success course, along with Science courses; as well as any missing prerequisite course(s) and/or introductory course(s).

PROGRAM PLANNER FOR FALL 2010 OR LATER

  • Successful completion of the Strategies for Success course and the science prerequisite courses are required to either remain in Pathways to Science in the second semester, or to transfer into the regular Science Program.
  • Students will be pre-registered in their missing prerequisite and/or introductory and Strategies for Success courses.
  • “Introductory” courses are make-up courses for students who have passed the prerequisite in high school or CEGEP, but who did not obtain a minimum grade of 70%.
  • Students who are failing a Science prerequisite at the time of application will be refused admission to the program.
  • Admission to the Pathways to Science Program will be cancelled if a student fails a Science prerequisite at the end of the school year or during the summer. Should this be the case, students will be allowed to select another program of study at the College pending availability of space in the chosen program.
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-xxx-xx

Depending on placement, an English prep course may be required.
Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. List of 603-101 and prep Courses .

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ.

Strategies for Success in the Sciences | 360-SCN-AB

The aim of this course is twofold. The first aim is to help students develop study skills which will help them be more successful in their college studies and in the workplace, particularly those related to the sciences and applied science fields. The second aim is to provide students an opportunity to explore career options so that they can make better program choices. This course is designed to provide students with the tools, skills and knowledge that they require to be successful academically, professionally and personally. As a result, students will become capable of exploring and explaining the world around them and address common misconceptions in science and math.


Three (3) of the following courses:
  • Mathematics | 201-NYA OR 201-016-50 OR 201-015-50
  • Chemistry | 202-NYB OR 202-001-50
  • Physics | 203-NYA OR 203-001-50
  • Physical Science | 982-003-50A

Semester 2

Students can transfer to the Science Program, or choose another program, at the end of their first semester depending on their performance and interests.
You will be required to complete a “Change of Program Application” form, available at the Registrar’s Office.
Change of Program to the regular Science Program at the end of the first semester requires:

  • Satisfactory academic performance;
  • Science prerequisites obtained;
  • Successful completion of the Strategies for Success course;
  • Review of the Change of Program application by the college admissions office.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I have to take Strategies for Success?

This course is intended to assist students adjust to the demands of College studies. In this course, students will improve on their study skills, as well as explore career options and aptitudes to ensure they have made the right choice of program.

Which concentration courses should I take?

Please refer to the Mathematics sequence chart and Science Program placements chart for an explanation of concentration course requirements.

Can I take more than 6 courses in my first semester?

No. In order to help ensure that students are successful in their first semester, Pathways students are not permitted to take a course load greater than the recommended 6 courses.

Can I graduate in two years?

Yes. However, you may need to take a few courses during the Summer Session.

Will I automatically gain entrance into the Science Program upon the completion of the Pathways Program?

No, not necessarily. See “Semester 2” in the above program planner.

What mark must I attain in my science prerequisites to transfer to the Science Program?

In Make-up Classes – grade of 70% (982-003, 202-001, 203-001, 201-013, 201-015)
In Introductory courses – grade of 60% (912-015, 912-016, 912-017)


Pathways to Social Science

This one-semester program is designed to ease the transition into CEGEP for Social Science students with marginal Secondary V grades. The program concentrates on providing students with the necessary skills required to succeed in the Social Science program. In their first semester, students take not more than 6 courses including a Strategies for Success course along with a reduced load of regular Social Science courses. Students with marginal grades do not apply to this program but are offered admission when space is available. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ALWAYS OFFERED.

PROGRAM PLANNER FOR FALL 2010 OR LATER

Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-xxx-xx

Depending on placement, an English prep course may be required.
Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. List of 603-101 and prep Courses.

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ *

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view the courses list

*Students will be pre-registered in their Psychology or History course, and in their Strategies for Success course. You must be registered in 360-902-85 in order to take this course (co-requisite).

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view the courses list.

Strategies for Success in the Social Sciences | 305-SSS-AB

The aim of this course is twofold.  The first aim is to help students develop study skills which will help them be more successful in their college studies and in the workplace, in particular, those skills deemed necessary for success in the social sciences.  The second aim is to provide students an opportunity to explore career options so as to make better program choices.  Thus, this course is designed to provide students with the tools, skills and knowledge that they require to be successful academically and professionally.  Such exploration will be done in the context of critically assessing our ever-changing, technologically driven society from social science perspectives.Successful completion is required for students to enroll in the regular Social Science Program in their second semester.

Social Science Course (Level 1)

Students can choose from the following list (descriptions available in the Social Science Course list):
Introduction to Business | 401-100-AB
Introduction to Geography | 320-100-AB
Introduction to Classics | 332-100-AB
World Philosophies | 340-100-AB
World Religions | 370-100-AB
Introduction to Anthropology | 381-100-AB
Introduction to Political Science | 385-100-AB
Introduction to Sociology | 387-100-AB

And one of the following:

Psychology | 350-102-AB*
History | 330-910-AB*

*Students will be pre-registered in their Psychology or History course, and in their Strategies for Success course. You must be registered in 360-902-85 in order to take this course (co-requisite).


Semester 2

You must request a change of program from Pathways to Social Science to the regular Social Science Program or to another program of your choice.
You will be required to complete a “Change of Program Application” form, available at the Registrar’s Office.


Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I have to take Strategies for Success?

This course is intended to assist students adjust to the demands of College studies. In this course, students will improve on their study skills, as well as explore career options and aptitudes to ensure they have made the right choice of program.

This course is intended to assist students adjust to the demands of College studies. In this course, students will improve on their study skills, as well as explore career options and aptitudes to ensure they have made the right choice of program.

Co-requisite means that you cannot withdraw (officially or not) from one of these courses without also withdrawing from the other. These courses are meant to reinforce each other.

Can I take more than 6 courses in my first semester?

No. In order to help ensure that students are successful in their first semester, Pathways students are not permitted to take a course load greater than the recommended 6 courses.

Can I graduate in two years?

Yes. However, you may need to take a few courses during the Summer Session.

What happens to me at the end of the first semester?

You must request a change of program from Pathways to Social Science Program to the regular Social Science or to another program of your choice.

Can I take Math in my first semester?

Yes. You may substitute Math for your level 1 Social Science course.

How does the Strategies for Success course fit into my program?

This course can, once successfully completed, be used as a complementary course in the attainment of your DEC. This course is a mandatory course for Pathways students and successful completion of Strategies for Success for College Success is a requirement for students to continue in the Social Science Program in their second semester.


Pathways to Police Technology

The Pathways to Police Technology is a two-semester integration program for students wishing to enter into this field of study at John Abbott College, but who may not meet all the requirements for immediate entrance. In their first semester students will take General Education courses, a sample of first year Police Technology courses, and a Career Explorations course. The aim of this last course is to help students explore their career interests and to improve upon their academic skills.

PROGRAM PLANNER FOR FALL 2012 OR LATER

  • There is no guarantee of admission to the Police Technology program after the Pathways to Police program is completed.
  • Pathways students requesting a change of program to Police Technology will be required to follow the regular application procedures for Police Technology as follows:
    a. Request a change of program by March 1 of the following year.
    b. Have a probationary driver’s license at the time of the application.
    c. Redo and pass the pre-admission testing at a reduced fee of $35.00.
    d. Students accepted into Pathways must take a medical exam and an eye exam, before final admission into the program is granted. This exam will remain valid for the duration of their stay at John Abbott College, if they are accepted into the Police Technology Program.
  • While we encourage bilingualism (English/French), a basic knowledge of the English language is crucial.
  • Computer literacy is necessary.
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-xxx-xx

Depending on placement, an English prep course may be required.
Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view the courses list

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view the courses list

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view the courses list

Physical Education | 109-101-MQ (Police section)

Fitness Conditioning: Students learn basic conditioning principles to improve their aerobic and muscular fitness. A variety of aerobic and weight training activities and equipment are incorporated to develop personal fitness.

Career Explorations | 360-EXP-AB

Students will be pre-registered in their Career Explorations course. The aim of this course is twofold. The first aim is to allow students an opportunity to explore career choices so that they can make better program choices. The second aim is to help students develop study skills which will help them be more successful in their college studies and in the workplace. This course is designed to provide students with the tools, skills and knowledge that they require to be successful academically, professionally and personally.

Criminology and Judicial Process | 310-112-AB

Students will be pre-registered in this course. Students learn to apply criminology concepts to police work. Students are taught to distinguish between deviant, marginal and criminal behaviours and to distinguish the various types of criminals. They learn to describe the crime situation in a given territory and estimate the risks of someone committing an offence as well as determine the course of action to be taken. The roles of the police officer and other intervening parties in the judicial and social rehabilitation processes are examined. Students learn to assess the various consequences which a judicial intervention may have on a victim, a witness or on the accused. Students learn how to collaborate with the intervening parties regarding the choice and administration of sanctions.


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required.Click here to view the courses list

FRENCH | 602-2xx-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language.Click here to view courses list

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view courses list

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1 to 6. Click here to view courses list

Emergency Responder | 310-115-AB

Students learn to provide emergency care as the first responder for cardiopulmonary problems, different types of haemorrhages, burns and injuries by using the material and equipment generally used by the first responder, while observing the rules of police ethics and discipline. They will also learn to provide clear and accurate information to the personnel concerned.

Establishing the Commission of a Crime | 310-271-AB

Students will learn to recognize the constituent elements of a crime, the methods of participating therein, the defences and the proper application of constitutional principles, the whole as revealed through jurisprudence and the Common Law.


Pathways to a Career Program

The Pathways to a Career Program is a one or two semester integration program for students wishing to enter into a Career field at John Abbott College. The program concentrates on preparing students for entrance into a Career program of their choice, and gives students the opportunity to learn the necessary skills required to be successful. Students who are undecided about their future have the opportunity to explore a variety of Career programs before they make a choice. They can also obtain missing prerequisites or improve their academic record in order to meet entrance requirements for a particular Career program.

In their first semester, students take General Education courses, a sample of first year Career program courses, any missing prerequisite courses, and a Career Explorations course. The aim of this last course is to help students explore their career interests and provide them with the academic tools to be successful in their chosen career.

PROGRAM PLANNER FOR FALL 2010 OR LATER

Career program course offerings

Program Fall semester (* prerequisites for Winter) Winter semester
Business Administration Intro to Business Management
410-101-AB
Business Communication & Negotiations
410-203-AB
Biopharmaceutical Production Technology Good Manufacturing Practices 1
235-144-AB
Good Manufacturing Practices 2
235-244-AB
Computer Science Intro. to Computers *
420-126-AB
Technical Support
420-226-AB
Dental Hygiene Intro. to the Profession*
111-103-AB
Communication & Teamwork
350-213-AB
Engineering Technologies Intro. to Technology
244-105-AB
Design & Simulation
244-204-AB
Information & Library Profession of Documentation Technician *
393-DCA-03
Communication and Teamwork
393-DDJ-03
Nursing Developmental Psychology
350-803-AB
Sociology of Diverse Families & …
387-803-AB
Introduction to Human Biology
101-DAC-AB
Graphic and Web Design Digital Photo 1: Photo Editing  412-150-AB
Web Design 1: Coding Basics  412-151-AB
Graphic Design 1: Text, Graphics and Styling
412-152-AB
Illustration 1: Vector Graphics  412-153-AB
TBD
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Ethnic and Sociocultural Communities
387-181-AB
EMS Communication Skills
350-181-AB
Production Theatre Introduction to Design 1
561-G1D-AB
Introduction to Design 2
561-G2D-03
Youth and Adult
Correctional Intervention
Analysis of the Profession
310-100-AB
Communication Techniques
310-200-AB
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-xxx-xx

Depending on placement, an English prep course may be required.
Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view the courses list

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ *

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view the course list

Career Explorations | 360-EXP-AB

Students will be pre-registered in their Career Explorations course. The aim of this course is twofold. The first aim is to allow students an opportunity to explore career choices so that they can make better program choices. The second aim is to help students develop study skills which will help them be more successful in their college studies and in the workplace. This course is designed to provide students with the tools, skills and knowledge that they require to be successful academically, professionally and personally.

Prerequisite course

Students will be pre-registered in their prerequisite course. Courses depend on choice of career program and which prerequisites a student is missing: in most cases this will include Math or Science courses.

Career Program course

Students will be pre-registered in their Career Program course. Courses depend on choice of career program; students will be given at least one course in one of the career programs; students can explore more than one career program, as their schedule allows.


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view the courses list

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-10x-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view the courses list

FRENCH | 602-2xx-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view the courses list

HUMANITIES | 345-10x-MQ *

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21x-AB. Click here to view the courses list

* In order to maintain a maximum course load of six (6) courses, students who require more than one (1) missing prerequisite course will not register for a Humanities course in their first semester. The Humanities course would then have to be taken in the second semester.

Optional course(s)

Students are encouraged to explore courses from other programs at the college, as their schedule allows. Consult an Academic Advisor in Student Services for help with these choices.

Prerequisite course

Students will be pre-registered in their prerequisite course. Courses depend on choice of career program and which prerequisites a student is missing: in most cases this will include Math or Science courses.

Career Program course

Students will be pre-registered in their Career Program course. Courses depend on choice of career program; students will be given at least one course in one of the career programs; students can explore more than one career program, as their schedule allows.


Frequently Asked Questions
How many courses should I take in my first semester?

In order to help ensure that students are successful in their first semester, Pathways students are not permitted to take a course load greater than the recommended 6 courses.

How will I maintain a maximum course load of six (6) if I need more than one (1) missing prerequisite course in my first semester?

You will not take a Humanities course in your first semester.
You will take Humanities in a subsequent semester (see next question).

Do I have to take the three (3) General Education courses listed above in my first semester?

In order to maintain a maximum course load of 6 courses, some students who are pre-registered in more than one missing prerequisite in their first semester will register for English and Physical Education General Education courses only.

What will I do in my second semester?

You will take another course in your chosen career program. You will also continue to take any missing prerequisites that you require, and you will continue to take General Education courses like English, French, Humanities and Physical Education. Students must take a minimum of five (5) courses.

Can I graduate from my Career Program in three (3) years?

No. Since the Career Programs follow very rigid streams of courses, students who complete one year of studies in Pathways to a Career can expect three additional years in their Career Program of choice. They can also expect the workload to be lighter as many General Education, Complementary, and Program courses taken as part of the Pathways Program will count towards the final degree.

Am I guaranteed to get into the career program of my choice when I complete Pathways?

No. Your admission to your career program of choice will depend on you attaining any missing prerequisites and maintaining a high grade average, especially in your first semester at CEGEP.

Why do I have to take Career Explorations?

This course is intended to assist first semester students in adjusting to the demands of College studies, and to explore their career interests. In this course, students will improve on their student skills, as well as explore career options and aptitudes.


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