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Child Development Degree

Through an interdisciplinary approach, the Child Development Degree program equips students entering the health, education, or social service industry with the necessary skills.

Industry Specific Skills
  • Artistic development
  • Theories of music and movement
  • Environmental design
  • Play-based learning
  • Language and literacy
  • Attachment and family dynamics theories

Program Description

Fire Protection Engineering Technology

Specialized training using state– of–the–art equipment under the guidance of fire protection professors and industry practitioners in the fire sciences labs.

Industry Specific Skills
  • Select and design equipment
  • Approve plans
  • Supervise installations
  • Place in service and commission fire safety equipment and systems
  • Assess the insurance risk associated with industrial plants and buildings

Program Description


Graduates meet the professional requirements for registration as a member of the College of Opticians of Ontario.

Industry Specific Skills
  • In-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology of the eye
  • Comprehensive understanding of geometric optics
  • Specially trained to design, fit and dispense optical appliances (eye glasses, contact lenses, low vision aids, and prosthetic ocular devices)
  • Able to interpret Prescriptions prepared by Optometrists and Ophthalmologists

Program Description

Recreation and Leisure Services

Industry Specific Skills
  • Specialized training for necessary for work relating to the delivery of recreation activities and events.
  • Risk Management and the law
  • Coaching theory and skills
  • Tournaments and event management
  • Business management and marketing
  • Program planning and delivery
  • Leadership and facilitation skill

Program Description

Therapeutic Recreation Degree

Specialized skills necessary for the design, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic recreational interventions.

Industry Specific Skills
  • Anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
  • Assessment, program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Communication and leadership
  • Cognitive and developmental disorders
  • Counselling and group dynamics
  • Disease processes

Program Description