What is CCEP?

CCEP is a Transition to College program for year 4 or 5 students, who have not yet earned their OSSD, offered at the Doon Campus of Conestoga College. Students may earn four secondary school credits (two Co-op credits and two dual credits).

​Possible first year college courses: Basic Design, Canadian Criminal Justice System, Early Childhood Education, Personal Support Worker, Psychology, Recreation & Leisure, Sociology. These courses are applicable to programs in Business and Hospitality, Community Services, Health and Life Sciences, Liberal Studies, Media and Design.

Interested in learning more? Get the CCEP fact sheet HERE.

CCEP Offerings

Early Childhood Education courses:

  • Classes one day a week
  • 1 Instructor plus Dual Credit Teacher assistance
  • 3 hour classes

Foundations of Curriculum: This course introduces the concepts of relationship-building and play as the cornerstones of curriculum. Through the lens of holistic development and inclusive early learning, students will examine and describe the elements of meaningful learning for young children of all age groups and the role of the educator in supporting learning. Students will practice emerging skills in observation, reflection and documentation as the basis for planning children’s learning.

Child Development: the Early Years: This course introduces the chronological study of human development. It begins with prenatal influences and examines the age-stages of conception and infancy. The interactive nature of the physical, cognitive and psychosocial domains of the influence on human development will be emphasized. The major theories of development will be used to analyze different developmental events through the life span. A central theme of the course is the nature-nurture controversy.

2 Credit Experiential Learning

  • Full days at 1 placement 4 days per week
  • Student is responsible for co-op expenses

Law and Security courses:

  • Classes one day a week
  • 1 Professor plus Dual Credit Teacher assistance
  • 3 hour classes

Canadian Criminal Justice System: This course provides an overview of the Canadian Criminal Justice System with a particular emphasis on the history, function, role and organization of Canadian law enforcement services, it examines the operation of the criminal justice system. Each of the major components from enforcement through the courts and correctional services will be explored.

Crime Scene Investigation: This course introduces students to the legal considerations and best practices in collecting evidence at the crime scene and throughout an investigation for presentation in a courtroom, including, the rules and procedures that apply to conducting interviews with both witnesses and suspects. It begins with a detailed analysis of Charter-compliant requirements pertaining to the types and admissibility of evidence into a criminal trial procedure. The most current information on digital, DNA, evidence and crime labs, and the multiple usages of forensic science in investigations is explored.

Security: This course is intended for new security guards and/or security guards who need to meet the training requirement to obtain an Ontario Security Guard License. This course contains 12 core modules as prescribed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, including emergency first aid, road to mental readiness, and evasive self defence techniques. This course includes exercises related to crime prevention and de-escalation of crises. Students will receive 2 certificates upon completion of the course

Cyberpsychology: Cyberpsychology (degree course) is the study of what happens to the human psyche, human emotions, behaviours, ‘selves’ and group dynamics when engaging with online technologies. Students will be introduced to current online technologies and how they influence attitudes and behaviour. Topics related to this concept include: beliefs about the self, identity formation, self presentation, social comparison, and interpersonal relationships (e.g., friendship development, romantic relationship development – jealousy and dating). Emphasis will be placed on applying social psychological principles to understanding behaviour in online settings, with particular ’emphasis on development of the self.

2 Credit Experiential Learning

  • full days at 1 placement 4 days per week
  • Student is responsible for co-op expenses

Design DC courses

  • Classes one day a week
  • 1 Instructor plus Dual Credit Teacher assistance
  • 3 hour classes

Basic Design A: Using a variety of tools and visual exercises this course will introduce the student to organizing elements of two-dimensional design. Elements such as line, space, texture, value, colour, and spatial illusion will be explored to enable the student to employ visual awareness and dynamics in the field of two dimensional design. Critical evaluation skills will play a key part of individual class discussion and group critiques.

Basic Design B: Basic Design B will study how to organize and manage visual information. Using a variety of tools and visual exercises this course will introduce the student to the principles of design (balance, proportion, harmony, unity, contrast, emphasis, repetition and visual movement). Elements of design will be related to the principles in order to enable the student to employ visual awareness and dynamics in the field of two dimensional designs. Critical evaluation skills will play a key part of individual class discussion and group critiques.

2 Credit Experiential Learning

  • full days at 1 placement 4 days per week
  • Student is responsible for co-op expenses

Personal Services Worker

  • Classes one day a week
  • 1 Instructor plus Dual Credit Teacher assistance
  • 3 hour classes

PSW Professional Practice: This course introduces the support worker student to the foundational concept of being a professional including the role, responsibilities, accountability and scope of practice of the support worker as a member of the interprofessional team working in various health care settings. This course presents strategies for being a successful college student. Relevant workplace legislation and the importance of following established policies and procedures, ethical principles and professional boundaries in a variety of health care settings will be discussed. The student will be introduced to the roles of the interprofessional health care team with a focus on collaboration using a professional approach to provide supportive person-centered care across the lifespan. Current issues and trends in the health care delivery system and their impact on the support worker role will be examined. A focus on communication and interpersonal skills, including observing, reporting, documenting and transferring accountability essential to establishing and maintaining effective helping relationships with interprofessional team members, clients and family members will be discussed. Topics of neglect and abuse and appropriate responses for the support worker will be explored. Problem solving, critical thinking, and reflection will be incorporated as themes throughout the course.

Basic Manicure Techniques: Students will learn the basic theories and practices of hand care, generic product knowledge, limited hand massage, nail polish applications and manicure treatments.

2 Credit Experiential Learning

  • full days at 1 placement 4 days per week
  • Student is responsible for co-op expenses

Health and Wellness courses

  • Classes one day a week
  • 1 Instructor plus Dual Credit Teacher assistance
  • 3 hour classes

American Sign Language: This introductory course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) with basic communicative competencies. Students learn to handle basic everyday communication: exchanging information, identifying others and giving simple directions. Topics focus on personal information and the immediate environment. Grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on developing question and answer skills. Cultural notes and videotapes provide information on Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.

Positive Psychology: Introduces the concept of wellness and provides strategies to develop a healthy lifestyle. Students explore stress-management, self-responsibility, physical fitness, nutrition, and social interaction, relationship between feelings and thinking and rationale for holistic health alternatives.

2 Credit Experiential Learning

  • full days at 1 placement 4 days per week
  • Student is responsible for co-op expenses

Digital Imaging courses

  • Classes one day a week
  • 1 Instructor plus Dual Credit Teacher assistance
  • 3 hour classes

Photography: Students will develop skills and knowledge related to digital imaging in still and motion formats. The main focus will be on still image (photographic) applications with a basic introduction to videography as a tool in various applications. Focus, composition and exposure will form the groundwork that will combine with other technical aspects to provide students with a strong foundation of practical imaging skills.

Photoshop: This course will introduce students to still image manipulation techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn how to input their own captured images, or those from digital sources and manipulate the image for various digital or print outputs. Tools and commands covered will include colour correction, image fixes, multi-image compositing, layering, masking, adding text and effects.

2 Credit Experiential Learning

  • full days at 1 placement 4 days per week
  • Student is responsible for co-op expenses

Am I a good fit?

  • ready for the transition to College
  • self-directed
  • responsible