UTP Stage I

UTP Stage I

At the UTP I level, students may choose from a range of courses which are designed to prepare students for university-level studies. To progress to UTPII, students must complete 8 classes minimum and achieve a 2.5 CGPA.

Course List

Students must complete 8 courses, with a GPA of 2.5, including required subjects in English; university life; and math depending on their program choice. You can progress to UTPII after completing UNI101, IUW100/ESR, one math class, and three additional courses, based on your UTPII stream. Select your electives based on the program you are planning to attend in Stage 2 and see an advisor for assistance with course selection. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. Please note that ILS101/ILSA101 is not a required course in UTPI.

BUS108 - Business Management

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behaviour with an emphasis on team processes. Core topics include employee motivation and performance; stress management; communication; work perceptions and attitudes; decision-making; team dynamics; employee involvement and conflict management.

Prerequisite

FIC direct entry equivalent
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

COM001 - Introduction to Computing Concepts & Algorithms

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – COM001 introduces students to fundamentals of computing and algorithmic thinking. This course is not about computer usage – it is about computing science. It emphasizes understanding and problem-solving skills related to basic concepts of information and computation. At times, a broader, historical context is provided to illustrate the development of human thought and ideas. Students will acquire a good sense of what computing science is about, its intrinsic challenges, and its possible future. The course gives foundation both to those who will study computing science, as well as to those who will work with computing science in any capacity – as users, collaborators, or managers.

Prerequisite

This course complements COM002.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

COM002 - Introduction to Computers & Their Applications

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – COM002 introduces students to computers and their usage in a variety of software applications. It is a lab course, where the primary focus is on developing hands-on computer skills. In addition, theoretical background information is presented as needed. Microsoft Office 2010 will be used for office-type applications to develop specific skills, although the skills acquired go beyond particular software. Topics of the course include computer components, operating systems, networking, security; word processing; spreadsheets; database systems; presentation graphics. In COM002, students will acquire knowledge, skills, and confidence to use computers and their software capabilities in their future studies, work, business endeavours, and every-day life.

Prerequisite

This course complements COM001.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

ECN100 - Introduction to Economics

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – Economics is a social science that includes the study of how consumers, households and firms – make decisions. Macroeconomics encompasses the aggregate economy and is concerned with issues such as total output, interest rates, inflation and unemployment. This course will attempt to combine economic theory with practical, everyday applications. The goal of this course is to give students a sufficient understanding of economic issues and problems so that students may understand the impact of government policy, economic phenomena, and the choices people make.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

ESR100 - English Skills/Reading

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – Offers university bound students the opportunity to develop a full range of active reading skills and acquire a broader knowledge base and vocabulary through reading and analysing scholarly material from a variety of disciplines. Included in the course are weekly speed reading practices and vocabulary expansion activities, strategies for textbook reading, a detailed study of text patterns, and an introduction to library skills to be applied in finding appropriate scholarly support for a given thesis.

Prerequisite

This course complements IUW100.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

IUW100 - Introduction to University Writing

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – This course focuses on the skills necessary to produce an essay at an academic level. The focus of study ranges from sentence structure and paragraph development to planning and composing essays. The course also covers Modern Language Association (MLA) documentation.

Prerequisite

FIC direct entry equivalent.
This course complements ESR100.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

MTH099 - Beginning with Algebra

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – An introductory course providing students with a chance to build a stronger foundation in the key concepts necessary for success in precalculus courses. Content includes Exponents, Radicals, Rational Expressions, Factoring, Equations Solving, Analytic Geometry, Systems of Equations, Plane Geometry and Basic Trigonometry.

Prerequisite

This course is designed for students who do not meet the minimum requirements for MTH101 / MTH103 or MATH100.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

MTH101 - Introduction to Mathematics

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – An introductory course providing students with a chance to master key concepts in precalculus mathematics (grade 12 math) and its applications, and to introduce students to calculus in a highly supportive atmosphere in order to prepare them to succeed in first year math calculus and science courses. Content includes Review of Algebra, Graphs and Inequalities, Functions, Analytical Geometry, Sequences and Series, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Linear Functions, Quadratic Functions, Maximum and Minimum problems.

Prerequisite

This course complements MTH103.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

MTH103 - Foundations of Mathematics

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – An introductory course providing students with a chance to master key concepts in precalculus mathematics (grade 12 math) and its applications, and to introduce students to calculus in a highly supportive atmosphere in order to prepare them to succeed in first year math calculus and science courses. Content includes Review of Algebra, Graphs and Inequalities, Functions, Analytical Geometry, Sequences and Series, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Linear Functions, Quadratic Functions, Maximum and Minimum problems.

Prerequisite

This course complements MTH101.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

PHL120 - Intro. to Philosophical Reasoning

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – This course is an introduction philosophical reasoning and explores the basics of rational argumentation, truth and logic, including understanding someone else’s argument, judging whether the argument has a proper logical structure or not, and forming a positive or negative overall appraisal of an argument. This course also examines several diverse philosophical topics, including ethical issues such as international aid (how much charity should rich people give to poor people?), issues about the nature of reality (are ghosts and spirits real?) and issues about what we can know (could you know if you were really inside The Matrix right now?). This course does not presuppose any previous training in formal logic.

Prerequisite

FIC direct entry equivalent
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

UNI101 - University Life 101

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – In UNI101 you will learn the technical and practical skills required to be successful in a wide range of university courses. We will emphasize social connections, health, studying and overall academic skills. Topics to be covered include physical and mental wellness, connecting to the university, presentations and writing, research, academic honesty and career preparation.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

WIS100 - World Issues

Non-credit Course
Program: UTP Stage I – World Issues is an ideal course for all students interested in the social, economic, political, and environmental issues that face our world. Topics studied may include global economy, the environment, and human rights, and will be addressed through reflective papers, projects, and presentations.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

UTP I suggested class combinations

Stage I
Arts and Social Sciences / Communications, Art, and Technology / Environment / Health Science
Stage I
Business Administration
Stage I
Computing Science
/Engineering Science
Highly Recommended ESR100
IUW100
UNI101
MATH099
ESR100
IUW100
UNI101
MATH101
MATH103
ESR100
IUW100
UNI101
MATH101
MATH103
COM001
Electives BUS108
COM001
COM002
MATH101
MATH103
MATH099
PHIL120
COM001
MATH099
WIS100
BUS108
ECN100
MTH099
PHIL120
WIS100

70% Jump Rule

Students who have completed 12 years of study in their home country may be eligible to “Jump” to UTPII if they successfully complete four UTPI classes with a minimum 70% average. The determination is made at the time of admission and will be mentioned on the students Letter of Offer, if the student is eligible for this exemption.