Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Summer, Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
If you’re a high school graduate or mature student, the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals program can help you earn the mathematics and science credits you need to gain entry into a science or technology–based program. Alternatively, if you’d like to improve your mathematical, technical or communication skills before studying at the diploma level, AST will provide the essential learning you need.
This intensive two–semester certificate program is designed to give you a strong foundation in communication, mathematics, and science and technology in order to be successful at diploma level study to support technically demanding science and technology sectors. You’ll study mathematics, basic sciences and technology, and benefit from a laboratory–based component to develop and fine–tune your skills. Your courses will expose you to different industry sectors, thus enhancing your opportunities for career exploration. Supporting courses in learning strategies, communication and general education provide additional opportunities for you to improve your time management, critical thinking and problem solving skills. In addition, this program will help you determine your suitability to work in a laboratory or field environment.
The AST program is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to enter the following two–year diploma programs:
- Aviation Operations
- Building Systems Engineering Technician
- Chemical Laboratory Technician
- Civil Engineering Technician
- Computer Networking and Technical Support
- Computer Programmer
- Electronics Engineering Technician
- Environmental Technician
- Fire Protection Engineering Technician
- Mechanical Engineering Technician
The first–year curriculum is common for two and three–year diploma programs. Students who demonstrate appropriate academic achievement at the diploma level will be eligible to transfer to a three–year technology program and will be eligible to apply for admission to the co–operative education experience.
Note: This program does not prepare you for degree level study (Flight, Software Development, Informatics and Security) or for the Pre–Service Fire Fighter Certificate program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
- OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
A great foundation in applied science and technology can take you anywhere. As a student of the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals program, you’ll take courses in applied science, mathematics, technology, general education and English that will enable you to be well prepared for further studies at the diploma level in the applied sciences (biotechnology, chemical technology), engineering technologies (electronics, computer, civil, environmental, building systems, fire protection, tool and die, tool design), aviation operations and computer studies.
Complete this two–semester program, and you’ll qualify for guaranteed entry into the first semester of Ontario college diploma (two–year) programs offered by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology, with the opportunity to transfer to Ontario college advanced diploma (three–year) programs upon demonstration of appropriate academic achievement in diploma level study. Quotas may apply.
Important Academic Dates
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|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ICA001||Introduction to Computers and Applications||2|
|IST100||Interdisciplinary Science and Technology I||6|
|PSY356||Applied Psychology of Learning and Careers||4|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|APC100||Applied Professional Communications||3|
|CUL480||Ethical Issues in Science and Technology||3|
|IST200||Interdisciplinary Science and Technology II||6|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:
|Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
|International Admissions Advisor:||Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
|Registration & Records Advisors:|
|Seneca@York Campus:||Diane Duerden
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33006
|Newnham Campus:||Sandra Phoon
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
|Seneca@York Campus:||Monica Russell
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33769
|Newnham Campus:||Diana Samuel-DeRoche
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22765
|Seneca@York Campus:||Carol Carruthers
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33625
|Newnham Campus:||Goran Tesanovic
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22426
|Newnham Campus:||Evan Weaver
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22446
|(Acting Chair) Seneca@York Campus:||Paola Battiston
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33760