Winter 2021 dual credit course descriptions

For more information about course delivery (online or face-to-face and dates), contact your school guidance counsellor or school board lead.

Photo of mock trialCanadian Criminal Justice System: 


Police, courts, and corrections are the trinity that constitute the Canadian criminal justice system. This course will enable the student to understand the history, roles, and organization of the major criminal justice agencies in Canada as well as the process by which laws are made and enforced at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

Photo of ECE classChild Development (Early Childhood Education): 


In this course, students will investigate foundational child development theorists and their linkage to practice and pedagogy in early care and education systems.

Students will have opportunities to examine the structure and function of the brain, as well as consider the role that both heredity and environment play in the developing child. Current research that informs policy in the early year’s field will additionally be analyzed.

College Orientation and Success: BUSI-1082


This is an introductory course for students who would benefit from additional support in the transition from secondary school to college. This course helps students connect with the many student academic supports and resources at the College and takes an in-depth look at the mechanisms used to promote student success at the college.

Students will be connected to and experience services and supports offered by Recruitment, Library Services, Career Services, Pathways and Advising, Financial Aid, The Learner Centre and Accessibility and Counselling. Moreover, this course will give insight and focus on student life and the key literacy and numeracy skills needed to be successful in a college program. Students will complete the WRIT exam (a post-admission requirement of Fanshawe College) as part of the course.

Construction Tools: CONS-1002


Students will study the proper maintenance and safe operation of carpentry hand tools, select and use portable power tools, including circular saws, sabre saws, reciprocating saws, drills (with stand for press), routers, planers, sanders, screwdrivers, and nailers. The selection and use of stationary woodworking equipment, such as table saws, radial arm saws, jointers, and thickness planers will also be taught.

Creative Concepts 1: GRAF-1040

Online - late start: April 28, 2021.

This course is designed to develop and explore the innate creativity within the students. This course guides students through explorations of various media in order to reflect upon and express their unique personality and creativity within their cultural context.

Photo of diesel classDiesel Engine Principles:


This course covers all aspects and operation of internal combustion engines. Course content includes discussions on spark ignition engines, design features and operating principles, with special emphasis placed on current engine technologies.

The study will also include engine performance and effects, fuel flows and requirements, thermodynamics, heat transfer and friction, efficiency and emission control devices.

Photo of makeup courseFacials & Makeup:


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to distinguish between warm and cool skin tones. They will be able to recommend and apply appropriate foundation, eye, cheek and lip colour.

Students will have the opportunity to perform both natural and Glam makeup looks. Esthetic procedures such as facials and eyebrow waxing will be taught as a knowledge-based curriculum. In addition, students will be able to recognize common skin disorders and have knowledge on industry infection control standard practices.

Photo of fashion programFashion Visual Merchandising:

Online - late start: April 28, 2021.

Students will learn to apply the principles of colour, design and visual merchandising techniques to display fashion products and hard goods to help generate sales.

Students will work individually at home to create their two and three-dimensional window display design, using merchandising and store planning techniques and theories within a cost-effective budget.

Food and Bake Theory: FDMG-1067


This course will introduce the student to the basic principles of cooking and baking. The student will reconnoiter stocks, soups, sauces, and mixing methods related to cooking methods. Basic commodities utilized in professional kitchens will be examined along with weights, measures and standardized tools for the workplace.

Food and Beverage Industry: HOSP-1019


The hospitality industry is diverse industry that is dependent upon a stable economy and politics. Through this course students will be exposed to some of the social, political and environmental issues confronting the Hospitality industry. Current world events and cultural issues will also be discussed.

Gasoline Engine Principles: MOTP-1062


This course covers all aspects of the design and operation of internal combustion engines. Course content includes discussions on compression ignition engines, design features and operating principles, with special emphasis placed on new current engine technologies.

The study will also include engine performance and effects, fuel flows and requirements, thermodynamics, heat transfer and friction, efficiency, and emissions control devices.

Interpersonal Development (Early Childhood Education): PSYC-1101


This course will introduce the concepts of bias-free values and respect for diversity as foundations for effective interpersonal relationships. In this course, students will assess personal values and professional disposition which influence attitudes towards relationships with children, families and colleagues.

Sensitive, effective and supportive communication methods will be identified and practiced within the classroom setting. Both verbal and non-verbal communication skills and attitudes required for collaborative professional interactions will be emphasized throughout.

Photo of paramedic program Intro to Emergency Services - Paramedics:


Students are taught by active duty Paramedics working for rural and urban Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and First Responder Trainer with experience in high altitude and remote rescue. Students will receive an overview of Emergency Services with a focus on Paramedicine and Emergency Medical Services.


Students will learn through al education with demonstrations. Course follow synchronous and asynchronous learning approach to accommodate students schedule, accessibility and connectivity.

Intro to Events: HOSP-1016


This course is an introductory level course on the basic elements of event management. Students will gain an overview of the event industry, associations and designations.

Students will discuss various types of events, the different approach methods to planning a successful event and the core competencies required for today’s event planners.

Intro to Horticulture: HORT-1054

Face-to-face - late start: April 28, 2021.

A foundation course in horticulture that combines short lectures with hands-on practical sessions. The course will cover a range of horticulture principles from plants systems, propagation soils, to basic landscape management.

Morning lectures will be followed with hands-on practical sessions guided by the professor and garden staff where students will accomplish tasks related to landscape maintenance such as plant division, pruning, plant health care, cultivation, edging and nursery production. These hand-on skills will be transferable both to the home landscape and entry level or summer jobs in the landscape profession.

Intro to Public Safety - Police Foundations: PFLP-1021


In this course student will receive an overview of Public Safety touching on the roles of Paramedics, Dispatchers, and Firefighters with the emphasis on an introduction to law enforcement.

Students will learn through theory as well as practical scenarios within the classroom. The successful student will actively participate in activities such as interviewing, group discussion & presentations, fingerprinting, arrest procedures and evidence collection.

Intro to Tourism: TOUR-1010


The hospitality industry is without a doubt one of the strongest, fastest growing industries today. This course is an introduction to the industry and how Tourism affects us all.

The students will gain an appreciation for where our industry has come from and what the future has in store. They will also recognize the numerous career opportunities available to them in such areas as Fast Food, Hotels, Luxury Cruise Lines, Resorts, Institutions and many more.

Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality: MKTG-1059


The purpose of this course is to provide tourism, hospitality and club management students with an understanding of the basic concepts and processes of marketing.

This developmental procedure will involve customer identification and analysis, product analysis, market research and analysis, and promotional development and analysis, with the end result equating to positive sales growth and ultimately profit.

Photo of drawing course Methods and Media in Drawing - Fine Art:

Online - late start: April 28, 2021.

In this introductory course students will investigate methods and materials in drawing such as; watercolour, pencil, pencil crayon, ink, pastel and collage. Emphasis will be placed on constructing composition, design principles and directed studies of tone, texture, balance and proportion. Subject matter and visual resources will consist of studies from the object, figure, the constructed/natural landscape and pattern.

Students will work in a variety of scales. Students will selected a theme from a list provided, and explore a single theme throughout the term applied within the use of multiple drawing media.

Personal Wellness: INDS-1081

Online - late start: April 28, 2021.

This course introduces students to the concept of wellness. Students develop strategies for a healthy lifestyle in all aspect of their lives. Through traditional lectures and learning activities, they learn through both individual and group processes. They investigate wellness as it applies to mindfulness, self-responsibility, social/emotional development, stress-management, physical activity, spirituality, substance abuse, nutrition, and complementary health. This course provides the opportunity for students to evaluate their present lifestyle, identify successes, and develop areas requiring personal growth.

*This is a general education elective.

Practical Photography - Camera Applications: PHOT-1062

Blended - late start: April 28, 2021.

This course is a practical introduction to small format digital camera techniques, and colour and B/W printmaking. The emphasis will be on learning different camera settings to control exposure and image quality. This is a project course whereby students demonstrate practical camera skills, knowledge and photographic competency by submitting regularly scheduled photographic assignments. Students can produce an optional first semester portfolio.

Most of the work will incorporate digital workflow and image editing software, using laptop computers, inkjet printers, external hard drives, servers and other peripheral devices.

Photo for production programProduction Techniques - Digital Photography:


This course introduces the student to the production techniques that occur using a computer after images are captured with a camera.

Students will learn how to use professional image management software (Adobe Photshop) to import, organize and process raw files. Students will learn basic image editing skills that will allow them to colour correct, size and enhance photographs, and to produce professional quality digital images and prints in both colour and black and white.

Photo for radio program Radio Broadcasting:


An introduction to the radio industry through Fanshawe College’s award winning Broadcasting program.

Emphasis is placed on developing various skills sets found in a typical radio station, including research, writing and on air performance. Students will have the opportunity to create and record professional commercials, newscasts and other on air announcer content suitable for broadcast.

Residential Framing and Building Services:


In this dual credit course, students will apply residential building knowledge in a hands-on project based learning environment. Floor, wall, roof framing and basic exterior finishing techniques will be the main focus of study.

Photo of aviation programShop Safety and Aircraft Tools:


This course is an introduction to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) category M license. It outlines the regulations, requirements and processes as well as the roles and responsibilities of the AME in the shop/hangar environment.

The course provides study of general tools and tools specific to aviation and how they are safely used on the materials of the aircraft industry.

The study of elementary flight theory forms an essential part of the knowledge needed for all potential practicing aircraft maintenance engineers, no matter what their trade specialization.

Storytelling for Media: MMED-1038

Online - late start: April 28, 2021.

This is an introductory course into the basic writing structures for a broad range of media. Writing for media, media formats, storyboard development, and storyboard and shoot focused video material are among the topics that will be covered.

Photo for tv program TV Studio Operations and Production: 

Face-to-face - late start: April 28, 2021.

The student will receive group hands-on practical training on the mechanical and electronic function of various television operational equipment including studio camera, video, field camera, switcher, audio, character generator, server and lighting.

The student will also receive practical operational experiences in broadcast production procedures and industry practices within a cooperative team-oriented learning environment and will have an opportunity to apply their hands on training during productions throughout the term.

Photo for video game design program Video Game Design - Intro to 3D:

Online - late start: April 28, 2021.

This course will introduce students to the 3D environment using an industry standard 3D application. Topics will include: modelling, animating, lighting and rendering techniques. This course is a means to teach fundamental concepts of 3D development with modeling, animation and rendering software. Both practical techniques and theoretical principles of 3D development will be explored. 3D modeling for game developers explores how to model and render 3D design projects.