OLT073 - OSLT Technology

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Subject Title
OSLT Technology

Subject Description
This course focuses on the language and socio-cultural communication requirements for working in the technology sector at CLB 6 to 8. It addresses the language and communication skills needed to obtain information about  projects, processes, procedures  and  specifications; communicate by  telephone; manage interactions with  colleagues; introduce  oneself in work-related  situations; undertake employment and work-related interviews; and network effectively. Sector background knowledge and culture relevant to the workplace context in Ontario are addressed in communication practice tasks.

Credit Status

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Unit 1   Working in Technology
•  Describe your employment background, experience and goals in language appropriate for the technology sector in Ontario.
•  Introduce yourself in a professional context.
Unit 2   Gathering and Sharing Information
•  Ask questions clearly, accurately and appropriately to obtain information about projects, processes, procedures or specifications.
•  Give a short presentation in an organized and coherent manner using visuals.
•  Write a short memo-style report.
Unit 3   Communicating Using Technology
•  Open, participate in and close telephone calls appropriately.
•  Record a professional voicemail message.
•  Write an email message clearly, effectively and appropriately.
Unit 4   Managing Interactions
•   Participate effectively in team meetings.
•   Use appropriate communication strategies to manage workplace conflicts.
Unit 5   Moving Forward in Technology
•   Introduce yourself within the context of your profession.
•   Respond appropriately to interview questions.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Student Progression and Promotion Policy


Grading Policyhttp://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/grading-policy.html

A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academics-and-student-services.html) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices..

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