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Courses Offered

Taking a dual credit course at Humber means you have the opportunity to earn both a college course credit and a credit towards your secondary school diploma – a great way to learn more about Humber’s programs and college life.

Humber is pleased to offer a variety of courses in subject areas of animation, psychology, sociology, cosmetic, culinary, criminal justice, studio production, social services, home renovation and, many others. Students will have the complete college experience and an opportunity to use all the student services our full-time students benefit from at our North, Lakeshore and Orangeville campuses. For current course offerings, secondary school students are encouraged to speak with their guidance counsellor.


Sample of courses offered at Humber include:

2D Design

Humber Program Design Foundation
College Course Code DGAS100
Ministry Code AEL4T

This is an introductory course in the fundamental concepts and elements used in two-dimensional design. The course deals with the tangible elements of design relating to composition and the intangible elements relating to the creative process. All projects embrace the sequential process of developing successful designs, including thumbnails and ideation, semi-comprehensive studies and the final image.

Animation Art 1

Humber Program 3D Animation, Art and Design
College Course Code ANMN100
Ministry Code AFR4T

This course is designed to give students a firm foundation in the traditional principles of animation (squash and stretch timing, spacing etc.) and the processes by which professional animators would approach an animation problem. Of equal importance is the establishment of an efficient 3D animation workflow, covering topics such as animation planning, rotoscoping, inter-application pipelines and animation tools, UI and editing.

Applied Psychology for Student Success

Humber Program General Arts and Science
College Course Code GPSY100
Ministry Code JBC4T

Applied Psychology for Students Success is intended to assist in the successful transition to a post-secondary environment. Through exercises, workshops, projects, and discussions, students will explore their own academic and personal challenges and strengths and develop strategies for meeting the academic expectations of post-secondary institutions. The course will be delivered in a blended format, with in-class and online components.

Basic Contemporary Culinary Skills and Techniques

Humber Program Culinary Management
College Course Code CULN 135
Ministry Code TUI4T

The craft of the culinary industry is the building blocks of professional cooking including proper techniques, methods and flavour building. You will acquire and display the necessary skills, techniques, organization, methods of cooking applications and flavour building to attain a solid base and begin your professional journey. Topic areas include stocks, soups, sauces, vegetables, potatoes, grains, handmade pasta and meat products. Students gain experience in food preparation knowledge which will be demonstrated through a final practical cooking exam.

Botany and Soils

Humber Program Landscape Technician
College Course Code LAND124
Ministry Code THW4T

This lab-oriented course provides regular hands-on experiments to demonstrate the complex physiological processes necessary to sustain plant life. Students gain an appreciation for the diversity of plants, their basic needs and the growing challenges they face in a variety of habitats. The soil food web is covered at length, introducing students to the relationship of soil micro-organisms and plant fertility necessary for optimal plant health and sustainability.

Canadian Criminal Justice System

Humber Program Police Foundations
College Course Code PFP101
Ministry Code HCF4T

This introductory course provides students with an overview of the Canadian criminal justice system, with a particular emphasis on the history, function, role and organization of Canadian law enforcement services. The operation of the criminal justice system will be examined and analyzed in light of contemporary issues affecting the system. Each of the major components from enforcement through the courts and correctional services will be explored.

Colour Theory

Humber Program Fashion Arts & Business
College Course Code FASH124
Ministry Code AVD4T

This course explores the principles of colour theory as it applies to the fashion industry. Students will recognize colour variations in hue, value and intensity and identify appropriate colour descriptors and codes as related to colour science and the fashion industry. Correct colour terminology will be used to identify colour relationships and palettes. Students will create a professional visual presentation board and colour reports as used in the fashion industry. Students will learn how to compile an effective, professional and creative visual presentation manual.

Cookies and Cake Production

Humber Program Baking & Pastry Arts
College Course Code CULN 134
Ministry Code TUE4T

In this course, students will be introduced to the basics of Cake and Cookie production. Emphasis will be on recognizing and utilizing the common mixing methods and techniques used in the production of quick breads and cakes. Students will prepare and present a variety of leavened products like biscuits, muffins, cookies, cakes and breakfast items. Focus will be on organization and accuracy, reinforced through weekly recipe conversions, preparation of a detailed workplan and the compilation of a portfolio of all products made in class.

Criminology

Humber Program Police Foundations
College Course Code PFP201
Ministry Code HCC4T

This course provides an examination of various theoretical explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour, including the sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. Criminological theory is related to various types of criminal activity, and the reality of crime in Canada is examined through crime statistics and correlates of criminal behaviour. The impact of theory on the development and effectiveness of the criminal justice system is discussed, with an emphasis on future trends within the system.

ECE - Child Development: Prenatal to 2 1/2 Years

Humber Program Early Childhood Education (ECE)
College Course Code ECE114
Ministry Code TOF4T

This course explores and examines child development from the prenatal period to two and a half years and prepares the early childhood professional to promote the growth and development of children by establishing an individually responsive and inclusive program. Emphasis is placed on the study of child development theory, including principles, domains and stages, as well as an appreciation of the potential impact of heredity, family and culture.

ECE - Promoting Health and Safety

Humber Program Early Childhood Education (ECE)
College Course Code ECE115
Ministry Code PPO4T

Early childhood educators provide optimal health, safety and well-being for all children within early learning and care settings. To understand the roles and responsibilities of the individual, team and community, current health and safety information, the types and levels of child abuse and knowing how to respond to various situations in a professional manner will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on municipal, provincial and national legislation and regulations regarding human rights, child protection, health and safety as they relate to diverse early learning and care environments.

Home Renovation (Safety)

Humber Program Carpentry and Renovation Technician
College Course Code HMRN103
Ministry Code TSN4T

This course will allow students to demonstrate an awareness of safety in the workplace by investigating the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), material safety data sheet (MSDS), Ontario Safety Act, ASHRAI, ISO 9000/14000 programs and Human Comfort and Health in the workplace. Acoustics, plumbing and preventive maintenance issues will also be investigated.

Interpersonal And Group Skills

Humber Program Social Services Worker Program
College Course Code SSW108
Ministry Code HDB4T

The course introduces students to interpersonal and group skills required in professional practice in the human services field. A focus on effective verbal and non-verbal communication will form the basis for developing social service worker interventions. Self-awareness strategies will help students understand ways in which professionals are seen by clients, colleagues and supervisors. Boundary issues, anger and conflict resolution; giving constructive feedback; practising tolerance and suspending judgment; taking personal responsibility for behavior; and learning how to express difficult emotions appropriately will be explored. Students will develop foundational skills to work effectively with diverse individuals, client groups and professional teams.

Introductory Cosmetic Application

Humber Program Cosmetic Management
College Course Code COSM101
Ministry Code TXI4T

In this course, students will learn the importance of using professional tools in the application of cosmetics in order to achieve the desired results. Through demonstration and practical assessment, students will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the theories and practical skills of correctional make-up techniques, including proportions of the face and body.

Introduction to Sociology

Humber Program General Education Elective
College Course Code SOCI150
Ministry Code HSF4T

This course is designed to introduce students to social psychology, a discipline that examines how people think about, influence and relate to one another. Students will critically evaluate a number of social psychological theories and findings as they seek to better understand the social world around them. Core topics to be discussed in this course include attitude formation and change, persuasion, conformity and obedience, aggression, prejudice and discrimination, group dynamics, gender, culture, altruism and interpersonal attraction. The course will also focus on specific areas of applied social psychology, such as media and social behaviour and psychology and the law.

Introduction to Spa Management and Client Service

Humber Program Esthetician/Spa Management
College Course Code BSPA100
Ministry Code TXG4T

This course will introduce students to the spa industry and provide knowledge of the historical significance of spas as well as what the future holds for this rapidly growing industry. Topics include spa architecture and design, brand recognition, marketing tools to represent a spa to clients, purchasing products, infection prevention and control best practices for personal service settings, equipment and communication systems designed specifically for spas. There is a focus on good business practices, such as client management, ethics and employee relations.

Life Drawing for Animation

Humber Program 3D Animation, Art and Design
College Course Code ANMN101
Ministry Code AFA4T

This is a drawing fundamentals course that introduces students as to how to properly interpret and record visual information. It begins with the study of the five basic component perceptual skills - the perception of edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows, and the whole or gestalt.

Social Psychology

Humber Program General Education Elective
College Course Code PSYC224
Ministry Code HBC4T

This course is designed to introduce students to social psychology, a discipline that examines how people think about, influence and relate to one another. Students will critically evaluate a number of social psychological theories and findings as they seek to better understand the social world around them. Core topics to be discussed in this course include attitude formation and change, persuasion, conformity and obedience, aggression, prejudice and discrimination, group dynamics, gender, culture, altruism and interpersonal attraction. The course will also focus on specific areas of applied social psychology, such as media and social behaviour and psychology and the law.

This course is a part of the following certificate: Study in Human Behaviour

Studio Production 1

Humber Program Broadcast Television/Videography
College Course Code BRTV100
Ministry Code TGQ4T

This course introduces students to the functions and operation of each piece of equipment associated with a professional television studio. They will understand the different shot requirements involved with a 3-camera setup while learning how to shoot using the director's vision and guidance. Using an assortment of projects, the students rotate through all of the crew positions and understand the importance of each member of a production team in a television studio setting. Students are also instructed regarding production positions and their roles.

Sustainable Horticultural Practices 1

Humber Program Landscape Technician
College Course Code LAND121
Ministry Code THK4T

This course introduces students to basic horticultural skills required to develop and maintain commercial, public and residential landscapes. Bed layout and construction, maintenance, basic pruning, planting techniques and turf maintenance are covered. Students develop a professional and safety conscious work culture which will prepare them for the workplace. Conventional, sustainable and organic land management practices are taught and carried out in a lab oriented environment. Students develop a basic competency level in the use and care of tools and equipment commonly used in the industry.