University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XI--Special Study Opportunities

Certificates and Diplomas

The University offers certificate and diploma programs in Applied Statistics, Computing and Information Science, Food Science, and Public Policy and Administration. These programs are designed for those who want to develop or upgrade skills in one of these areas without necessarily proceeding towards a three or four year degree program. These programs may be completed on a part time basis over a period of time.

A Collaborative Diploma in Public/Private Sector Administration, offered jointly with Mohawk College, is also available. Consult the Faculty of Business and Communication at Mohawk for further details. Those interested in entering certificate and diploma programs should apply to Admissions. Applicants who already have a degree should apply to the degree program in which they were previously registered.

Up to 50% of the requirements for a degree-credit certificate can be applied towards a degree program specialization in order to hold both a degree with a specialization and a specialized certificate.

Career Development Practitioner Certificate

The Career Development Practitioner program is offered jointly by the University of Guelph and Conestoga College. The intent of the program is to provide excellent preparation for career development practitioners for their role as career counsellors in developing a nation of individuals who are best able to compete in the global marketplace.

The program allows participants to complete concurrently both a B.A. from the University of Guelph as well as the Conestoga College Career Development Practitioner Certificate. The Conestoga College Certificate consists of 11 courses, all offered via the distance format. The University of Guelph will accept into the Bachelor of Arts degree, the articulated transfer of 2.50 credits from the Conestoga College Certificate. The remaining university level requirements consist of 5.00 credits, delivered through classroom format, distance format, or through a combination of both delivery methods. Please contact the program advisor, Prof. J. Mottin, Psychology, for further details.

Certificate in Computing and Information Science

The Certificate in Computing and Information Science program is offered by the Department of Computing and Information Science. The program is usually completed on a part-time basis taking one or two courses per semester. Normally students will require 3-4 years to complete the program.

The certificate program is aimed at students who either have a formal university education in an area other than computer science or have been working in computer related areas but who have no academic background in computer science. All applicants are required to have an interview with the program co ordinator in the Department of Computing and Information Science before enrolling. Students may be asked to take a qualifying exam for direct entry into 27-170.

Students who expect to transfer to a degree program in Computing and Information Science should note the admission requirements as stated at the beginning of the relevant schedules of study.

Students interested in entering the Certificate in Computing and Information Science program should apply for the General Studies program if they do not have a university degree, or to Unclassified if they already have a university degree.

Certificate Requirements

Among the 9 courses required for the certificate, the student must include 6 required courses and 3 restricted electives.

The sequence of courses chosen must comply with the prerequisites for each course. Consult with the program coordinator for assistance.

Required Courses:
Z**deleted**CIS*1600 [0.50] Foundations of Programming
Z**deleted**CIS*1700 [0.50] Introduction to Computing and Information Science
CIS*1900 [0.50] Discrete Structures in Computer Science
Z**deleted**CIS*2400 [0.50] Introduction to Information Processing
CIS*2420 [0.50] Data Structures
IPS*2010 [0.50] Structure and Application of Microcomputers
Restricted Electives:
CIS*3110 [0.50] Operating Systems
CIS*3120 [0.50] Digital Systems
CIS*3200 [0.50] Software Engineering
CIS*3430 [0.50] System Analysis and Design in Applications
CIS*3490 [0.50] The Analysis and Design of Computer Algorithms
CIS*3530 [0.50] Data Base Systems and Concepts
Z**deleted**CIS*3600 [0.50] Programming Languages

Certificate in Food Science

The Certificate in Food Science program is offered by the Department of Food Science in a distance education mode. Normally, learners will require two years to complete the process. The certificate program is aimed at upgrading individuals who either have a formal university education in an area other than Food Science or have been working in Food Science-related areas but who have no academic background in Food Science. The certificate program concentrates on the chemistry, analysis, microbiology and processing of foods, and on the maintenance of food safety and quality throughout. All courses are offered in an interactive format via the internet.

Individuals interested in entering the Certificate in Food Science program should enrol in the Open Learning program through the Office of Open Learning. Post-secondary courses in microbiology and chemistry are pre-requisites for entrance into the program.

The core courses of the program cannot be used as substitutes for core courses or restricted electives in the B.Sc. Food Science Major.

Required Courses:

FOOD*2010 [0.50] Principles of Food Science
FOOD*2400 [0.50] Introduction to Food Chemistry
FOOD*2410 [0.50] Introduction to Food Processing
FOOD*2420 [0.50] Introduction to Food Microbiology
FOOD*3430 [0.50] Introduction to Food Analysis

Diploma in Applied Statistics

The Diploma in Applied Statistics is a program offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, which seeks to give students of the Applied Sciences a technical competency in the use and application of Statistics.

The program is intended mainly for those whose primary area of expertise is not in Statistics, but who feel the need to be able to use modern statistical techniques. This program seeks to fill a need of scientists to reach a useful level of competency in the use of statistical methodology.

Diploma Requirements

The program consists of 10 courses chosen from the following list. It is important to take into account the necessary prerequisites when determining the sequence in which the courses are taken. Consult an advisor from the department for assistance.

MATH*2080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus II
MATH*2150 [0.50] Applied Matrix Algebra
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II
STAT*3100 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics I
STAT*3110 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Statistics II
STAT*3210 [0.50] Experimental Design
STAT*3240 [0.50] Applied Regression Analysis
STAT*3320 [0.50] Sampling Theory with Applications
STAT*3510 [0.50] Environmental Risk Assessment
STAT*4050 [0.50] Topics in Applied Statistics I
STAT*4060 [0.50] Topics in Applied Statistics II
STAT*4080 [0.50] Data Analysis
STAT*4350 [0.50] Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods
STAT*4360 [0.50] Applied Time Series Analysis
STAT*4510 [0.50] Advanced Risk Analysis

Diploma in Public Policy and Administration

The program is designed for those who wish to develop their skills in public sector management and public policy analysis. The requirement of 10 courses for the diploma is divided into 2 groups of courses: required courses; and elective courses. Courses taken for the diploma cannot be used for credit in other areas of study and vice versa. The diploma program is equivalent to a general area of concentration or minor honours for a B.A. degree.

Students are encouraged to consult the distance education coordinator in the Office of Open Learning or the Diploma in Public Policy and Administration program coordinator or Chair of the Department of Political Science with regard to the availability and on going development of distance education courses.

Required Courses:
POLS*1400 [0.50] Public Management and Administration
POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration
POLS*3250 [0.50] Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects
POLS*3440 [0.50] Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics
POLS*4250 [0.50] Problems in Public Administration and Public Policy
Electives -- at least 5 courses must be chosen from the following:
POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government
POLS*3110 [0.50] Politics of Ontario
POLS*3210 [0.50] The Constitution and Canadian Federalism
POLS*3270 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario
POLS*3280 [0.50] Modern Political Ideologies
POLS*3330 [0.50] Politics and Trade Liberalization in the Americas
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration
POLS*3470 [0.50] Business-Government Relations in Canada
POLS*3670 [0.50] Comparative Public Policy and Administration

Collaborative Diploma in Public/Private Sector Administration

The Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph and Mohawk College offer this collaborative diploma designed to meet the needs of municipal and regional government offices as well as corporations dealing extensively with government organizations. The diploma, available to students registered at Mohawk, is specifically aimed at preparing young men and women for employment opportunities in these public and private sector institutions. The program will assist students to develop skills in public analysis and will prepare them for entry level positions in public sector administration leading to positions in public sector management.

This collaborative diploma is offered through Mohawk College, consult the Faculty of Business and Communication at Mohawk College for further details.

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