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Military Arts and Science (DMAS)

Ontario College Diploma


Overview

Seneca College delivers this exciting Ontario College Diploma developed through an innovative partnership between OntarioLearn, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and the Canadian Defence Academy (CDA). All courses are available online as well as some in class options.

The aim of the Diploma in Military Arts and Science (DMASc) is to provide Non-Commissioned Members (NCMs) of the Canadian Forces and those interested in military affairs, a comprehensive knowledge of leadership, critical thinking, security studies, resource management and communication skills deemed essential to the functioning of modern military or large corporations. This diploma will serve as a recognized component of the Non-Commissioned Members training.

The program will provide an accredited 2-year Ontario College Diploma in Military Arts and Science that is portable into the civilian workforce once NCMs retire from their military service. The program is also open to the public. Under an articulation agreement between RMC and Seneca College, graduates of this diploma program may be admitted into the RMC Bachelor of Military and Strategic Studies degree program with Advanced Standing.

Entry Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent: or Mature Student status (19 years of age or older, and without an ODSSD), English Grade 12 or equivalent is required.

To Apply

  • Formal application to this program through OCAS is not required for the general public. If you are interested in registering, please contact Norma Columbus at norma.columbus@senecacollege.ca for further information.
  • If you are a Non-Commissioned Member of the Canadian Forces you must follow the application process outlined below:

Formally apply for this program through the Ontario College Application System (OCAS) at:

http://www.ontariocolleges.ca

Once you have been accepted into the program contact Norma Columbus at norma.columbus@senecacollege.ca to begin your program of study.

Please visit Royal Military College of Canada Course Offerings for Distance Education for course descriptions

Please visit Royal Military College of Canada for visiting students for admissions information.


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Curriculum

Mandatory Seneca Courses

EAC150
College English
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Prerequisite(s):

Placement via English Assessment, or successful completion of ESL934, EAP 500, or EAC149.

College English is an introductory college writing and reading course fundamental to successful college studies. Through a variety of assignments and classroom activities, students strive to develop the rhetorical and analytical skills essential to their success as communicators in college and upon graduation. Fiction and nonfiction are central vehicles for teaching writing.




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MTH149
Foundations of Mathematics
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Prerequisite(s):

Grade 12C/U Math or Equivalent

This one-semester course provides a review of fundamental math concepts. These essential math skills are required for success in college programs requiring a solid foundation in mathematics, such as sciences, technology or business. It is designed to meet the needs of individuals that have completed Grade 12 math but need a quick review in preparation for college level or skills training programs. Successful completion of the course is generally accepted as equivalent to a Grade 12 standing in mathematics. It does not, however, qualify the student for an Ontario Grade 12 math credit.




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PSY181
Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving
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Corequisite(s):

EAC149

Human behaviour is the result of a complex interaction between the individual person and his or her physical and social environment. This course examines selected knowledge about human behaviour and the use of the knowledge to the individual. Students will learn how to better understand themselves and others and to use psychological theory and research to manage their own lives and their own problems more effectively. The topics covered include: learning theory, learning skills, personality, self-concept, stress, memory, interpersonal relating, and communication.




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DMS179
Critical Thinking
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150, DMS106

This course gives you the opportunity to sharpen your critical thinking skills. It will help you to recognize how your own hidden assumptions, values, and biases affect your decision-making. In this collaborative environment, you will analyze the manipulative techniques used by individuals, vested interest groups and the media. You will learn how to identify false arguments and misleading arguments. Finally, you will have an opportunity to construct and evaluate your own arguments using critical thinking strategies.




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LED640
Teamwork and Coaching
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Teams have become the fundamental building blocks of organizational structure. This course will examine the skills and abilities needed to lead a team-based organization. Leading in a team environment requires competencies, tools and techniques that focus on group dynamics rather than solely on individual performance. Learn how to mobilize participation, build consensus, and enable individuals to maximize their team's ability to achieve results.




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PMP200
Project Management Tools and Techniques
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In today's competitive business environment project management skills must include the ability to deliver projects on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of the customer. The purpose of this introductory course is to examine the general principals, practices, tools and resources associated with managing a diversity of workplace projects.




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HRM742
Business Management & Organizational Behaviour
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

This course is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment, organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for better and more effective leadership. This course provides a better understanding of this process.




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DMS106
Principles of Ethical Reasoning
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This course focuses on ethical issues faced by the individual as a person and more particularly as a professional with authority and responsibility for law enforcement. It helps students clarify values and establish a framework for ethical decision making. The course focuses your mind on the importance of moral philosophy as a component of the decision making process.




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DMS210
Dispute Resolution
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This course surveys the major methods currently in use by organizations for resolving disputes by situating alternative dispute resolution in its historical, social and legal context. Various ADR techniques are examined and compared, and participants provided with an overview of ADR mechanisms, their advantages and disadvantages, and recognize the appropriate situations in which to apply them. Special emphasis is placed on developing mediation skills. Critical issues such as getting parties to the table, ethical issues of the mediation process, power imbalances, the appropriateness of mediation and issues of culture, race and gender are addressed. Technical aspects of the mediation process covered include: stages in the mediation process, how to determine the interests of the parties, how to generate options for settlement, and how to get beyond impasses. Negotiation models and the practical techniques necessary to negotiate effectively are also covered. Participants also examine a range of formal and informal dispute resolution models currently in use by organizations.




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DMS310
Operations Planning Process
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Planning is indispensable to achieving a desirable outcome in the conduct of military operations. Although planning is constrained by various factors including human experience, information and time, the aim of any plan is to direct attention towards the identification and selection of a logical and reasoned course of action from a variety of options. This course introduces students to an iterative logical framework process that guides, informs and shapes analysis of a given situation leading to the selection of a best course and ultimately to the development of an operational plan.




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Note: Student must choose 4 general education courses from at least 2 content areas.

Upon completion of the required Seneca courses, students will be granted permission to register for the RMC courses.

Mandatory Royal Military courses

HIE208: Canadian Military History: 1867 to Present
PSE123: Fundamentals of Human Psychology
POE205: Canadian Politics and Society
POE488: The Law of Armed Conflict
HIE275: Survey of Technology, Society & Warfare
BAE268: Intro. to Defence Resource Management

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Program Contacts

Jennifer Stemerdink
Program Assistant
Jennifer.Stemerdink@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22507


Norma Columbus
Program Coordinator
norma.columbus@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22517