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New and Hot This Spring/Summer

Looking for a new challenge, an emerging issue, or a growing industry? Check out the new and hot Chang School courses and programs offered this Spring/Summer term.

New Courses

Cannabis Essentials

CKBG 420 - Trends in Cannabis Science
In this introductory course, students learn about the interaction between humans and cannabis. Selective alteration of cannabis genetics and agricultural determinants of the crop production, extraction of active ingredients, and formulation of novel delivery formats will be examined.

CZEN 420 - The Business of Cannabis
This introductory course is intended to familiarize students with the cannabis industry in Canada and, more specifically, Ontario. This course will introduce students to relevant entrepreneurship principles such as opportunity recognition and evaluation, while focusing on issues specific to starting and operating a cannabis business.

Community Services

CVAS 210 - Recruitment, Training, and Employment
Meaningful and sustainable employment is a key factor in the wellbeing of people living with disabilities. This course is designed to advance that goal through an understanding of the recruitment, training, and employment process. By examining the historical and present barriers, relevant legislation, and the business case for hiring people with disabilities, you will develop tools to advance and support the employability of people with disabilities within your own scope of practice.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

CKCS 103 - Intro to Full Stack Web Developer
Excel in Full Stack developers’ tools Git, Github, and the Unix Shell. Distribute via Linux server to a virtual machine in order to host and to install updates to your web applications. Combine HTTP and key networking skills with DNS, NAT, IPv6, latency and bandwidth.

CKCS 106 - Intro to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethics
Learn to apply ethical frames of reference to professional applications of artificial intelligence and to use practical data methods to solve ethical problems when engaging in AI at work. With the rise in algorithmic and AI decision-making, autonomous systems, and machine learning, gain skills in executing ethical oversight and regulatory adherence in order to ensure that AI remains trustworthy in the dissemination of information and in the protection of individual rights.

Fast Tracks and Intensives

Get a head start or finish a full certificate this summer! Intensives start in May and run for three to four months.

Communication and Design

Business Communication Intensive

Design Management Intensive

Digital Art Production Intensive

Interior Design Intensive

Photography Studies Intensive

Public Relations Intensive

Publishing Intensive

Summer Fashion Intensive

Summer Film School

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Computer Programming Fast Track

Computer Security Fast Track

Data Analytics Fast Track

Disaster and Emergency Fast Track

Project Management Fast Track

New Programs for 2019/2020


Crime Analytics
This certificate offers a multidisciplinary understanding of the Canadian criminal justice system, policing, criminal behaviour, and analytical methods, providing learners with the crime analysis tools needed for tactical, strategic, and administrative decision-making in law enforcement.

Economics: Fundamentals
This certificate provides a fundamental understanding of the principles of economics, allowing learners to gain knowledge of basic microeconomic/macroeconomic theory and its application to subfields including environmental, monetary, and international economics.

Economics: Theory and Applications
This certificate gives learners a deeper understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods, as well as the ability to apply mathematical and statistical tools in analyzing a variety of economic and business problems.

Energy Management and Conservation
This certificate exposes learners to international, national, and provincial perspectives, best practices, and ethical considerations in energy conservation and management, and gives them the skill sets needed to understand and work with energy processes and policies, from generation to consumption.

Financial Mathematics Modeling and Predictive Analytics
This certificate equips learners with knowledge, skills, and best practices in modern financial theory, predictive analytics, modeling market phenomena, and advanced mathematical techniques, and provides the opportunity to analyze and model solutions for real-life problems arising in financial markets, the energy sector, world economies, and more.

Course Series

EarlyON Child and Family Centres
This course series addresses the changing needs of practitioners in the fields of early learning and family support, and provides the key skills, knowledge, and competencies required to effectively support families, their children, and the diverse communities in which they live.

Inclusive Media: Real-time Closed Captioning and Audio Description/Described Video
This course series combines hands-on training in closed captioning and audio description techniques with theoretical learning on regulations and disability studies, teaching learners about re-speaking for a range of audiences and environments.

Leadership in Accessibility and Inclusion
This course series teaches learners how to increase inclusion and accessibility in their workplaces and communities in a meaningful way.

Workplace Mental Health in Healthcare Settings
This course series gives supervisors, managers, and directors the knowledge and tools to manage frontline workers’ on-the-job mental stress, and to provide good psychological health and safety in the workplace.

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