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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Technology Fundamentals

Set yourself up for success in a technology career.

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Learn the basics of chemical nomenclature, atomic structure, units of measurement, physical and chemical changes, balancing chemical reactions, percent composition, the mole concept and reaction stoichiometry.
  • Apply machining techniques applicable to the machining and tooling manufacturing sectors such as: Tool and Die Maker, Tooling tool Maker, General Machinist, Machine Tool Builder and Integrator, Pattern Maker.
  • Learn the basic knowledge of physics and engineering.
  • Ability to solve technical problems by applying the fundamental concepts of mathematics. Students apply the concepts of linear functions, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, trigonometric functions and number systems.
  • Analyze a computer, designing a database, writing a computer program, developing a web page, configuring a smartphone interface and creating a smartphone application.
  • Apply fundamental principles of health and safety in the work place.
  • Learn basic communication skills and emphasize vocational writing skills, grammar and punctuation skills, vocabulary skills, reading strategies and critical thinking.
  • Apply a variety of working techniques applicable to the construction industry such as: Carpentry, framing, dry walling, taping and finishing. Involvement in the building of structures, the installation of wire items including lights, electrical receptacles and switches etc.
  • Apply the basic tools and techniques required for mechanical drafting.
  • Apply the concepts of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, arithmetic operations, scientific notation, exponents, imperial and metric systems units, and algebraic equations.