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Herzing College, conveniently located in the Toronto Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto has been providing students with marketable skills since 1968. The objective of our diploma programs is simple: to equip our graduates with marketable skills that they can utilize in obtaining financially and emotionally rewarding careers. All programs are instructor-led with Instructors who have industry experience in addition to their educational background. Every diploma program includes an Internship to gain work experience when they graduate.

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NT 135 A+ Certification Preparation and Computer Troubleshooting 80 hours

This course provides instruction in microcomputer software and hardware concepts and troubleshooting techniques. Topics include the function and purpose of hardware and software; system board components and memory management; working with USB portable drives and other optical media; supporting input and output devices; multimedia technology; supporting Windows® XP, 2000/2003/2008 and Vista, printers, and notebook computers; troubleshooting fundamentals, applying disaster recover techniques, and developing maintenance plans; and working with networks and the Internet.

CompTIA’s A+ certification examination preparation is a component of this course.

Prerequisite: None (Note that this course or equivalent knowledge is a prerequisite to the rest of the program)

NT 291 - Linux + 120 hours
Designed to provide the essential skills needed to be proficient both with the Linux command line and the graphical user interface, this course focuses on the fundamental concepts and tools which make Linux so powerful. The curriculum is designed to provide hands-on experience. Subjects focused on during this class include the Linux/Unix file system and how to manipulate it; the basic notions of pipes, redirection, regular expressions, and other tools for performing complex tasks; the management of processes and jobs; vi, the standard Unix editor; and the ability to construct shell scripts to automate routine or difficult operations.

The class concentrates on the popular Fedora, OpenSUSE and UBUNTU distributions of the Linux operating system, and covers subjects ranging from initial installation of Linux to day-to-day administrative tasks such as management of user accounts and disk space, and even impartinImage of Computer / Career Training Courses in Toronto / Ontariog the trouble-shooting skills future system administrators will need to cope with unexpected behaviour. Other topics explored and implemented in the class include the setup and maintenance of many of the most popular network services available for Linux and Unix today, including servers for DNS, LDAP, Web (HTTP, HTTPS), FTP, SMB (Windows networking). Special attention is paid to the concepts needed to implement these services securely, and to the trouble-shooting skills which will be necessary for real-world administration of network services.

This course will help the student in writing the CompTIA Linux+ Certification exam, an industry recognized certification.

NT 280 Windows 7 Installing, configuring and Managing 140 hours
This course expands knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client and focuses on the “how to” associated with Windows 7 technologies.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Perform a clean installation of Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from an earlier version of Windows; configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable a Windows 7 client computer; configure file access and printers on a Windows 7 client computer; configure network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer; configure wireless network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer; secure Windows 7 client desktop computers; optimize and maintain the performance and reliability of a Windows 7 client computer; configure mobile computing and remote access settings for a Windows 7 client computer.

This is a preparation course for the Microsoft exam 70-680, towards the MCITP Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional.


NT 220 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 140 hours
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage accounts and resources in a Microsoft Windows 2008 environment, the student will learn how to Configure Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory; Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure; Configuring additional Active Directory server roles; Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects; Maintaining the Active Directory environment; and Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services.

This is a preparation course for the Microsoft exam 70-640, towards the MCITP Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional.

NT 225 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 120 hours
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to network and applications infrastructure concepts and configurations provided by Window Server 2008, to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure and to secure servers and maintain update compliance. Upon completion, students will acquire a fundamental understanding of Server 2008 to pursue advanced topics for certification in the network and applications infrastructure areas.

This is a preparation course for the Microsoft exam 70-642, towards the MCITP Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional.

NT 230 Windows Server 2008 Administrator 120 hours
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain, troubleshoot and secure Windows Server 2008, Implement key security components to protect your server, Develop and deploy a patch management strategy, Leverage built-in components to create a highly available infrastructure, Optimize and tune system performance for greater responsiveness, Recover from system failures with troubleshooting tools and techniques
This is a preparation course for the Microsoft exam 70-646, towards the MCITP Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional.

NT 300 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Configuration 160 hours
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure a Microsoft Exchange 2007. Focusing on configuring Exchange Server 2007, the student will learn topics such as installing Exchange Server 2007; configuring recipients, groups, and mailboxes; setting up connectors and message compliance; modifying spam settings and blocking attachments; monitoring system performance and client connectivity; creating server and usage reports; configuring backups; and recovering messaging data and server roles

This is a preparation course for the Microsoft exam 70-236, towards the MCITP Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional.

NT 215 Routers and Switches 80 hours
CISCO CCNA - Routers and Switches: The Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) course presents the concepts, commands and practice required to configure Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol internetworks. Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, exercises, and laboratory projects, students are given information sufficient to identify and recommend the best Cisco solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Students perform all basic configuration procedures to build a multi-router, multi-group internetwork that uses LAN and WAN interfaces for the most commonly used routing and routed protocols. ICND provides the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting information that technical support people require to install and configure Cisco products.

This course will cover material to help students prepare for Routers and Switches (Internetworking Cisco Network Devices – ICND) Exam 640-801 CCNA

PD 150 Career Developments

This mandatory course helps students prepare for employment, conduct a successful campaign to find employment, and be successful in their career. Topics covered; preparation of a resume, covering letter and thank you letter to use in job search.

WE 194 Internship 80 hours
The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The industry shall be directly related to the student’s program of study. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the industry setting. The duration of the internship is four weeks, during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 80 hours of work experience. Prerequisite: All courses in the program.

Computer Graphic Design
This program prepares students to write Adobe certification exams for Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop and become “Adobe Certified Associates.”

Semester 1 - Introduction

DM 103 Computers and Application Software: Macintosh 40 hours

This course is an introduction to the Macintosh operating systems and application software packages, including word processing; spreadsheets and presentation graphics; as well as the Internet.

DM 205 Adobe Flash Fundamentals 140 hours

In this beginning course students will learn to create and modify simple and complex graphics on single and multiple layers. Saving and reusing graphic elements as well as non-Flash graphics are explored. Frame animation, motion, shape tweening and actionscript are also covered. Additional topics include interactivity with frame actions/objects and the addition of sound and video.

DM 206 Web Design with Dreamweaver 140 hours

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in planning and developing well designed and effective client-side Web pages that meet an organization’s business objectives and address appropriate audience requirements. Adobe Dreamweaver software will be the main tools used for teaching. Topics include basic design strategies; planning and designing Web pages; developing test plans and procedures; launch and promotion strategies; maintenance, assessment, and continuous improvement procedures and an overview of client-side Web site types. Projects developed during this portion will also be added to the student’s online portfolio.

Semester 2

DM 100 Graphic Design and Layout (Quark XPress) 80 hours

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in the graphic design and layout principles. Topics include choosing the right shape to work on, correct line proportion, colour theory, selecting typefaces for headings and text. Projects will include designing stationary, business cards, colour brochures, advertising inserts for direct mail and point of sale packages.

DM 200 Graphic Design and Layout II (InDesign CS4) 80 hours

Type, illustration and photography are combined in this subject to solve design communication problems. The student draws on all the tools available to assist in solving the industry-based problems presented. ¬Prerequisite: DM 100.

DM 230 Vector Graphics (Illustrator CS4) 80 hours

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in the production and manipulation of vector graphics. Topics include drawing, stroke and fill, shape tools, freeform drawing, manipulating objects, appearance, drawing aids, importation and conversion of bitmaps to vectors.

Semester 3

DM 218 Photoshop Image Design And Editing 80 hours

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in graphics using Photoshop. Photoshop topics include working with file size and format; using Web-safe color palettes and managing color; image masking and image compression; Graphics Interface File (GIF) and Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) file formats; using tools to alter photographs; and applying filters and effects.

DM 210 Digital Typography 80 hours

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in the art of typography. Topics include the evolution of typography, type basics, and categories of type, elements of type, controlling type within documents, designing with type, type and the Internet and the mechanics of type. This is a great opportunity to review layout programs.

DM 300 Technical Production For Print Media 80 hours

This course covers the information students need to prepare designs for print. Students will be able to properly set up files, understand print terminology, work effectively with printers and familiarize themselves with the print production process as well as the technology involved.

DM 330 Design Production II 80 hours

This subject deals with graphic design and production processes and their influence on design problem solving. Areas of study include the process, presentations, colour, impositions, paper, film and printing suppliers.

DM 380 Portfolio and Project Management 80 hours

This course provides an overview of the knowledge, techniques, and tools required in order to participate productively in the development of computer graphic designs. Topics include basic project management and project planning concepts; identifying project tasks, creating project schedules, assigning resources and tracking progress and communicating project information. Students will also finalize and present their portfolios.

PD 150 Career Developments

This mandatory course helps students prepare for employment, conduct a successful campaign to find employment, and be successful in their career. Topics covered; preparation of a resume, covering letter and thank you letter to use in job search.

WE 194 Internship 80 hours

The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The industry shall be directly related to the student’s program of study. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the industry setting. The duration of the internship is four weeks, during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 80 hours of work experience. Prerequisite: All courses in the program.

3D Animation
SESSION A – THE BASICS

TGA 120 Introduction to 3D Animation 100 hours

The tremendous growth of the film and game industry has resulted in a high demand for specialized 3D skills. This course examines the unique problems of creating 3D graphics for film and game and effective production techniques for addressing these issues. Topics include limited color palettes, file size, file formats, surface restrictions, cyclical animation, and levels of detail. Students are introduced to the basics of animating an individual 3D object. Students will learn the different methods of animating motion including key framing, and curve editing. From there, students are exposed to semi-automated methods for generating motion through various procedural techniques. Students will create animations that blend different techniques as needed and apply these to mechanical models.

TGA 141 Character Design & Storyboarding 40 hours

Storyboarding is the process of planning a video project that includes drawing a simple sketch of the desired shot, planning the accompanying audio, and estimating the duration of each element of the program. Students will study movies and their directors to understand the importance of structuring a storyline from initial ideas to final proposals incorporating camera shots, camera angles and staging. Projects will include creating animated flipbooks, character design, panel design and finally a completed storyboard, which will be presented for review to the class.

TGA 170 Digital Video Editing 40 hours

In this course students will produce digital video and work with digital audio soundtracks. Topics include special effects, titling, controlling motion, capturing and storing footage, previewing and editing, using still images, preparing footage for transfer and distribution.

SESSION B – MODELING & ANIMATION

TGC 110 Image Manipulation with Photoshop 40 hours

Adobe PhotoShop is an industry-standard tool in graphics, animation, video, and new media production. Students learn how the program relates to the production of today’s animation and new media applications. Students develop basic image manipulation skills using Photoshop. Topics include the fundamentals of color management, scanning, photo retouching, imaging, special effects, and filters and masks. Skills acquires in Photoshop will be used to create materials and textures in the following course.

TGB 120 3D Character Modeling 100 hours

This module introduces the concepts needed to model organic shapes and characters. Students will learn how to build the various parts that make up a humanoid character. Attention is paid to the details that allow those parts to be easily animated.

TGB 130 Modeling: Character Rigging 60 hours

Before animation can begin, a model must be properly prepared. This module introduces the concepts of character rigging and the importance it plays in sharing animation data. This module shows how to ready a model for animation by creating an internal skeletal structure. Students learn how to apply bone weighting.

TGB 140 Character Animation 80 hours

From simple mechanical animations the students will now begin to work on the more complicated process of character animation. Students will utilize constraints with Forward and Inverse Kinematics to pose and manipulate a rigged character model.

TGB 150 Advanced Character Animation (Facial) 80 hours

This module picks up where Character Animation left off, moving from the body to the character’s head and face. In this module, art is merged with technique as students are shown the secrets of bringing animations to life with personality and character. Secondary motion, overlap, moving holds, exaggeration of movement, and anticipation are added to the animation repertoire. Also, the subtleties of facial animation to express emotion and personality will be examined.

SESSION C – TEXTURES, LIGHTING

TGB 111 Architectural & Mechanical Modeling 80 hours

This course introduces students to basic modeling of man-made objects, environments and machines. Students will build 3D objects: props, buildings, and other objects essential to creating a fully-realized scene. Students learn the basics of working with polygonal objects, working in consistent scale, and understanding how to manipulate faces, points, and edges. The module starts with simple objects and progresses through more complex forms.

TGC 121 Character Skinning, Textures and Materials Mapping 80 hours

This course introduces students to assigning material attributes to their models and shows them how these can be manipulated to create real world materials such as wood, metals, glass, etc. Topics include the creation of game textures that reflect the nature of military, fantasy, medieval, and sci-fi video games including the creation of decals like bullet holes, blast marks, and signs; and sprites such as lightning, fires, and explosions. Students produce their own custom textures from existing photos and from scratch for use in games. Included are techniques for creating seamless tiles, environment maps, character skins as well as special maps used for creating bumps, displacements, reflections and transparency on selected parts of a 3-D model. Maps are then applied to existing 3-D objects, characters and environments of an existing game in order to create a unique appearance.

TGC 131 Lighting (module is taught in conjunction with GC 121) 40 hours

The models are built, the motion has been added, so now it is time to shine light on the result. This module deals with lighting models from basic lighting to more advanced topics such as metal ray, and image based lighting using HDRI (High Dynamic Range Images). Students will learn how to set up a scene and adjust lighting properties to create desired effects, generate realistic shadows, cast volumetric beams, and simulate light reflections.

With an emphasis on real-world solutions, students will learn how to efficiently organize and schedule their renders, work with multiple rendering layers, and what options exist to network the rendering load. Class time will be divided between demonstration and hands-on practice and students set up and render their own sequences in this and the following courses.

TGC 141 Advanced Lighting 20 hours

In this course, students will continue the work produced in the previous course and spend more time rendering their animations.

TGC 151 Demo Reel 200 hours

Students combine all that they have learned and made, revising and improving their initial efforts, with the goal to create a 15 to 30 second animated sequence. Class effort will be focused on individual projects with the instructor providing additional guidance and advice as needed.

As students approach graduation, they must compile their best work in a clear and concise package to communicate their creative and technical abilities. This course will focus on helping each student prepare a commercially marketable portfolio and demo reel. Topics include portfolio development, editing, special effects, audio and job preparation.

PD 150 Career Developments

This mandatory course helps students prepare for employment, conduct a successful campaign to find employment, and be successful in their career. Topics covered; preparation of a resume, covering letter and thank you letter to use in job search.

WE 194 Internship 80 hours

An individual who knows her/his skills and abilities and who develops and nurtures her/his career can generally find a job and knows how to keep a job and receive promotions. Prior to going on an industry internship, students will be given the tools they need for an effective job search. Topics include: writing a C.V. and cover letter, the interview process, role-playing, job search techniques. Afterwards, students will use the skills and knowledge acquired in program to do a work internship in a company. Students will reinforce competencies acquired through the program, learn new skills and work methods, learn time management, build a professional and positive attitude, learn to work independently as well as in a team, and build rapport with colleagues and customers. Students will be expected to document their work and submit it to the college for evaluation.

Web Design
Semester 1 - Introduction

DM 110 Design for the Web 40 hours

In this course students will learn how to layout the web interfaces. Students will use Photoshop to prepare graphic and interface layout.

DM 115 Adobe Flash Techniques 120 hours

In this beginner course, students will learn to create and modify simple and complex graphics on single and multiple layers. Saving and reusing graphic elements as well as non-Flash graphics are explored. Frame animation, motion, shape tweening and actionscript (AS3) are also covered. Additional topics include interactivity with frame actions/objects and the addition of sound and video. Students will learn how to create basic graphics for the web, using Adobe Illustrator and basic Adobe Flash (AS3) to create - Flash animation and interactive content for web. (E.g. Flash Ad Banner, E-card, Photo gallery)

DM 150 Web Design Fundamentals 40 hours

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in planning well-designed, effective client-side websites that meet an organization’s business objectives and address appropriate audience requirements. Topics include evolution of Website design, the Web medium, software engineering and Web engineering principles, problem definition and exploration, requirements analysis and specification, Web site and Web page design, Web site implementation and testing, and Web site promotion and maintenance. Students will use XHTML and CSS to create both simple and complex web pages.

DM 250 Advanced Web Design 140 hours

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill in planning and developing well designed and effective client-side Web pages that meet an organization’s business objectives and address appropriate audience requirements. Adobe Dreamweaver software will be the main tools used for teaching. Topics include basic design strategies; planning and designing web pages; developing test plans and procedures; launch and promotion strategies; maintenance, assessment, and continuous improvement procedures and an overview of client-side website types. Projects developed during this portion will also be added to the student’s online portfolio. Students will use XHTML and CSS to create both simple and complex web pages.

Semester 2

IS 181 JavaScript 60 hours

This course provides the opportunity for students to learn how to use JavaScript to add functionality, validate forms, and detect browsers for the web pages. Student gain an intermediate understanding of how to add interactivity to web pages by using JavaScript. During this course, you will complete many exercises that will provide you with the skills to be able to use JavaScript.

IS 183 Dynamic Web Applications PHP & MySQL 200 hours

In this course, students will learn to use PHP to make dynamic and interactive Web pages. PHP: Introduction to the Environment, Installing and Configuring (-Linux, Apache MySQL, PHP (LAMP)-Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP (WAMP). MySql: Open Source Software Licensing, Database Concepts, Data Types, Operators, Functions, Data Storage Engines and Table types, SQL, Privileges and Security, Error Codes and Messages

IS 185 E-Business with PayPal 40 hours

This course introduces the concepts and principles of electronic commerce as it relates to business. Topics include the foundations of electronic commerce; retailing in e-commerce; internet consumers and market research; advertising in e-commerce; e-commerce for service industries; business-to-business e-commerce; intranet and extranet structures and applications; electronic payment systems; e-commerce strategy and implementation; public policy regarding legal, privacy, and consumer protection issues; infrastructure requirements for e-commerce; and economic and global issues in e-commerce. This course also provides the opportunity for students to learn how to connect their website with paypal.

WE 194 Internship (Optional) 160 hours

The Internship is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment; although optional and not a requirement of graduation, students would benefit from completing an internship. The duration of the internship is eight weeks, during which time the student will satisfactorily complete a minimum of 160 hours of work experience.

LSUC Accredited Paralegal
TPL 100 Legal System – 40 Hours
This course introduces the Paralegal to the judicial system and its structure. An in depth analyses of the system in action will be explored along with the nature of law, its role in society and its development. Other issues include but are not limited to include, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the common law and equity, and different sources of law.

TPL 120 Understanding Statutes and By-Laws – 40 Hours
Students will be guided through the concepts of an act of parliament, how it begins, how it is prepared, and how a law comes into force. Analysis of statutes and bylaws will be explored. Sections, subsections, paragraphs, parts and divisions and how it must be read as a whole are discussed.

TPL 105 Legal Research / Writing – 40 Hours
This course in an overview of the concepts of good legal research and the techniques involved in doing a search for statutory law, common law and case law affecting the way we interpret the law today. Techniques that will be explored include online searches in Quicklaw and eCarswell Lawsource and include trips to the law library.

TPL 145 Torts and Contracts – 80 Hours
Students are introduced to the concepts of civil liability resulting from breach of duties arising at common law as distinguished from contractual or criminal liability. Students learn how to identify the three elements necessary to prove tort liability: duty of care, breach of duty and resulting injury. Further, students are given an overview of the common law of contracts, the concepts of offer and acceptance, consideration, conditions, material breach and damages. Students learn how to prepare a simple contract, and how to avoid issues of capacity, undue influence and conflict of interest.

TPL 135 Consumer Protection Law / Sale of Goods – 40 Hours
Consumer protection legislation and the nature of a contract of sale for the sale of goods are explored here. Lecture topics include, but are not limited to, contractual duties of sellers and buyers, historical development of consumer protection, remedies of buyers and sellers and consumer protection related to business practices.

TPL 140 Small Claims Court – 40 Hours
The majority of all civil actions in Ontario are heard in the Small Claims Court. Representation in this court often accounts for a major portion of a paralegal’s work load. Students learn how to represent a client in the collection of an unpaid account, or in commencing a tort action. Students learn to represent a plaintiff from the beginning to end of an action. This course also provides a study of the rights of creditors and debtors, as well as the procedures available for the recovery of debt on behalf of clients.

TPL 130 Evidence and the Litigation Process – 40 Hours
The Law of Evidence is a multifaceted and quickly changing area of law. The intent of this course is to engage the student’s thought processes and provide a firm base in this important area of law. Students will be familiar with the rules governing the admissibility of evidence; understand the functions of the law and competing interests; and understand the role of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

TPL 185 ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolution – 40 Hours
Students will be guided through the concepts of alternative dispute resolution and will be able to compare and contrast this with the adversarial system in matters of civil disputes. Resolving conflicts through negotiation, collaboration with lawyers, mediated solutions and arbitration are discussed.

TPL 125 Advocacy – 80 Hours
Students will be involved in presenting persuasive legal arguments. The identification of the legal issue at hand is discussed as well as how to research, identify and locate meaningful legislation. Being able to communicate in both oral and written formats is stressed. Advocacy skills including witness preparation, opening statements, cross-examination techniques and final arguments are reviewed. Students complete the course with participation in a mock trial.

TPL 160 Administrative Law – 40 Hours
Student will study general principles unique to administrative law, including the relationship of administrative tribunals to government, the courts, and laws of evidence, natural justice and judicial review. Statutes and Rules of Procedure for various leading Tribunals are reviewed. Students will demonstrate an understanding of relevant primary legislation (e.g., Judicial Review Procedure Act, Statutory Powers Procedures Act, Human Rights Legislation, etc.) Appeals, judicial review and standards of review will also be explored.

TPL 180 Tribunal Practice and Procedure – 40 Hours
This course will discuss the general practices and procedures before administrative
tribunals. Students will be able to identify and interpret enabling legislation of particular tribunals. Students will have a thorough understanding of the tribunal hearing process, the sequence of proceedings in a tribunal hearing, and will understand the nature of evidence introduced at a tribunal hearing. The different boards, commissions and tribunals such as Social Benefits Tribunal, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Assessment Review Board, and Ontario Municipal Board will be discussed.

TPL 165 Residential Landlord and Tenant Law – 40 Hours
Students study the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act and the application of the law to various common landlord and tenant conflicts. Process service, form filling and filing, time limitations and tribunal etiquette are key features of this course. Students do an in-depth study of the procedures for evicting a tenant for non-payment of rent and other violations.

TPL 150 Employment Law – 40 Hours
This course is an overview of issues relating to the employment relationship. Topics include duties of employers and employees, dismissal and wrongful dismissal, employer liability and termination of the contract of employment. Labour laws are also canvassed. The role of the Ontario Ministry of Labour will also be examined.

TPL 110 Ethics & Professional Responsibility – 40 Hours
This course is a discussion of ethics and associated ethical problems from the viewpoint of the practicing paralegal. A focus on business ethics and the legal dilemmas encountered will prepare the students for the situations they might encounter in the legal field.

TPL 175 Criminal / Summary Conviction Procedure – 80 Hours
Upon studying this course, the future paralegal will demonstrate the elements necessary to understand different types of crime and relevant legislation (e.g. Criminal Code). The role of the police, the crown, and the defendant in criminal proceedings will be discussed. Other issues that will be examined in detail include, but are not limited to: summary conviction proceedings and available defences; disclosure obligations; diversion options; understanding plea bargains; criminal summary conviction trial procedure; and an understanding of sentencing and appeals.

TPL 170 Provincial Offences / Motor Vehicle Offences – 40 Hours
Students are introduced to the rules and practical aspects of defending clients charged under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). Graduates learn how to prepare for hearings and to present cases on behalf of clients. A Field Trip to the court familiarizes students with this critical venue. In conjunction with the HTA, students will understand the various provisions of the Provincial Offences Act. Proceedings by way of Certificate of Offence, Summons, and parking infractions are included in the lecture periods. Trials, sentencing, charter motions, and appeals will also be discussed in detail.

TPL 190 Legal Computer Applications – 40 Hours
This course will focus on the use of a computer in a legal office. It will include instruction in advanced word processing and dicta techniques, the practical application of the concepts and features of a spreadsheet package using Microsoft® Excel, and the study of the principles and features of a presentation graphics package in Microsoft® PowerPoint.

TPL 195 Legal Accounting – 40 Hours
The students will study and practice with a computerized billing program and other applications commonly used in law offices. PCLAW is highlighted in this course. Students will learn the opening of a file, tracking of a file, docketing and setting up of accounts.

TPL 155 Communication/Writing – 40 Hours
This course is a complete communications program that enables students to improve their writing skills and to become familiar with the various forms of communication required of the legal professional. The course will focus on improving students verbal and writing skills, using examples drawn from the legal field. It emphasizes spelling, grammar, listening, and speaking skills, and provides extensive guidance on writing and formatting memos and letters.

TPL 205 Practice Management / Operating a Small Business – 40 Hours
This course is an overview of issues relating to the setup and operation of an Independent Paralegal Business. Topics include the writing of a Business Plan, obtaining financing, office management and advertising. Client relations such interviewing skills are also discussed. Leasehold options, including locating with a law office, are also examined.

PD 150 Career Developments

This mandatory course helps students prepare for employment, conduct a successful campaign to find employment, and be successful in their career. Topics covered; preparation of a resume, covering letter and thank you letter to use in job search.

WE 295 Internship – 120 Hours
The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student's knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The internship requires attendance working in the industry setting. The duration of the internship is 120 hours, during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum amount of work experience. Prerequisite: All courses.

Law Clerk
LA 108 Word Processing Software 40 hours

This course will focus on the use of a computer in a legal office. It will include instruction in advanced word processing and dicta techniques. Topics include tables, templates, styles, importing and exporting data.

LA 290 Legal Projects-Research 40 hours

Students will complete a variety of projects that are typical of a legal office. Word processing and dicta skills will be used extensively. Quicklaw and eCarswell Lawsource online sources are included.

LA 230 Spreadsheet Software 40 hours

This course presents the practical application of the concepts and features of a spreadsheet package using Microsoft® Excel. Topics include using and managing worksheets and workbooks; applying formatting and style features; working with data, formulas, and functions; managing charts and graphics; working with outlines, views, and reports; using auditing tools, collaborative tools, and hyperlinks; and integrating with other programs.

LA 200 Computerized Billing 40 hours

This is a computerized accounting package. Opening of a file, tracking of a file, docketing, and setting up of accounts will be discussed using PC Law.

LA 208 Family Law 80 hours

This course provides instruction in family law and the application of the various laws. Topics include the components of marriage and divorce, property division and support, the relationship of children to family law, and the documentation and procedures related to family law.

LA 171 Presentation Software 40 hours

This course provides the study of the principles and features of a presentation graphics package, Microsoft® PowerPoint. Topics include creating and modifying presentations; applying formatting techniques; working with charts, objects, and graphics; managing templates; automating slide shows; sharing presentations with programs; working with interactive slide shows; and using the Web for presentations.

LA 161 Corporate Law 60 hours

This course provides instruction in corporate law, which governs the formation and operation of business organizations. Topics include the organizational structure of businesses, the responsibilities and liabilities of corporations, directors, and shareholders, and the administration of corporate law.

LC 161 Corporate II 80hours

This course introduces students to the Ontario Corporation Act and the Business Act. Students will examine Financing issues, bankruptcy, shareholders agreements, purchases and the sell of businesses they will also be able to distinguish between an Ontario corporations verses a Federal corporation. Prerequisite LA161

LA 135 Wills and Estates 40 hours

This course provides instruction in the law governing wills and estates. Topics include the preparation of wills, the powers and duties of lawyers and executors, administration of wills, and beneficiary administration. The program WILLDRAFT will be used to create documentation.

LC 135 Wills and Estates II 80 hours

This course provides in in-depth exploration of estate planning, estate management and estate proceedings. Student will be able to prepare and all necessary paperwork required for wills and estate planning. Prerequisite: LA 135 Wills and Estates

LA 102 Legal Office Procedures 40 hours

This course provides an introduction to the office practices and procedures of legal firms. Topics include the legal environment, ethics and the law, reception duties, the management of work and time, records management, document preparation, billing procedures, intermediate MS Outlook, and an introduction to legal research on the Internet.

LA 104 English and Proofreading 40 hours

This course provides instruction in written English and Proofreading. Topics include grammar, word usage, and proofreading.

LA 210 Legal Aid and Billing 20 hours

This course provides instruction on how to apply online computerized billing on behalf of lawyers and their law firms. Topics also include tariff fees, tier systems, and hourly rates that lawyers, law clerks, junior lawyers and students-at-law can bill under the Legal Aid program.

LA 131 Litigation 80 hours

This course provides practical instruction in litigation and the application of tort laws. Topics include the foundations of the legal system, civil procedures and compensation, negligence and unintentional torts, intentional torts, Legal Aid, and the preparation of documentation related to litigation.

LC 131 Litigation II 80 hours

Students are introduced to the concepts of civil liability resulting from breach of duties arising at common law students will have an in depth analyses of the system in action will be explored along with the nature of law, its role in society and its development. Other issues include but are not limited to include, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the common law and equity, and different sources of law. Prerequisite: LA 131 Litigation

LA 241 Real Estate 80 hours

This course provides instruction in the laws governing real property and the purchase and sale of real property. Topics include the nature of real property, the purchase and sale of real property, mortgages, and the documentation and correspondence relating to the purchase and sale of real estate. Teraview software will be used extensively.

LC 241 Real Estate II 80 hours

This course provides in in-depth exploration of the purchase and sell of real properties. Students will be exposed to the process of registration of real property and registry act. Student will also gain knowledge on how to search title and survey land. Prerequisite: LA 241 Real Estate Computers

PD 150 Career Developments

This mandatory course helps students prepare for employment, conduct a successful campaign to find employment, and be successful in their career. Topics covered; preparation of a resume, covering letter and thank you letter to use in job search.

WE 194 Internship 80 hours

The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The industry shall be directly related to the student’s program of study. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the industry setting. The duration of the internship is four weeks, during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 80 hours of work experience. Prerequisite: All courses in the program.

Police Foundations
Semester 1 - Microsoft Software

AOP 131 Word & Keyboarding 60 hours

This is a progressive beginner to advanced level keyboarding course. This course provides the student with training in the touch-typing method of keyboarding, which is the foundation upon which the student can build the keyboarding speed and skill. The keyboard and proper keyboarding techniques are taught. This course also presents the practical application of the concepts and features of Mavis Beacon Keyboarding Software or other similar software. Along with the type skills, students will have an understanding of word processing using Microsoft Word. Students will learn various formatting techniques, how to create tables, columns and other graphical objects using the powerful features of Microsoft Word.

AOP 231 Excel 40 hours

The course provides coverage of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft’s most powerful spreadsheet application to date. At the completion of this course students will be able to create and format spreadsheets, graphs and charts using Excel’s many different functions. Students will learn to sort, filter and link data between multiple worksheets and even workbooks using advanced formulae.

EN 119 Interpersonal Communication 60 hours

This is a two-part course that provides students with the communication skills, both oral and written, that they will need and use in the workforce on a daily basis. In Part 1, students learn effective interpersonal communication skills for managing personal and work relationships, for gaining voluntary compliance, for interacting with and participating in groups, and for managing conflicts. Part 2 focuses on police memo and letter writing, police note taking and reports, and oral presentations and workshops

GS 100 Lifestyle Management
Fitness and Lifestyle Management ( including CPR and First Aid) 60 hours

This Fitness and Lifestyle Management course is divided into four parts. Part 1 provides students with fitness and lifestyle knowledge and skills and encourages students to take personal responsibility for their health and well-being. In this part of the course students will develop a personalized diet and exercise program. Part 2 focuses on stress and in particular stresses that are particular to law enforcement. Part 3 provides certification in Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer (level C) CPR. WSIB authorized providers teach these courses. Part 4 requires students to implement the fitness and exercise program at a local gym throughout the program and should complete a minimum of 260 hours.

Semester 2

CS 121 Psychology 60 hours

This course introduces students to the world of psychology and helps students apply psychological principles to better understand themselves, others, and human behaviour in general. Topics covered include behaviour, learning, memory, intelligence, development, motivation, personality theory, health and stress, psychological disorders, and therapies.

CS 146 Sociology and Criminology 60 hours

This course introduces students to the study of both Sociology and Criminology. Topics covered include culture, social structure, interaction and collective behavior, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, politics and government, population and urbanization, deviance and crime, crime analysis, correlates of criminal behavior, and the psychological/ social impact of crime and violence.

GS 105 Contemporary Social Welfare & Conflict Management 40 hours

In this course students explore the development, delivery and impact of social welfare programs in Canada. Using theoretical and real-life examples, students will analyze contemporary social issues and the impact of social programs on a variety of demographics including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and ethno cultural groups. Students are also introduced to the theories and concepts surrounding conflict, conflict management and resolution, crisis identification, and crisis intervention.

GS 111 Professionalism and Ethics 20 hours

This course focuses on the ethical issues and dilemmas faced by police officers and related professionals. Students will learn to clarify their values, establish a framework for ethical decision-making, and apply techniques to the moral/ ethical decision-making process. Real life ethical dilemmas that relate to a wide variety of concerns in the policing profession are explored and examined.

Semester 3

PS 101 Canadian Government, Politics, Law and Modern Policing 80 hours

Students will gain knowledge of both the organization and management of the public sector, as well as the structure, function, and powers of the federal, provincial, and municipal governments. Students will also gain understanding of the history of policing in Canada, studies will also include police jurisdictions in Canada, police administration, how police agencies use their resources, and more. Students will become familiar with the Canadian Charter of Rights and the Criminal Code

PS 102 Introduction to Policing 20 Hours

Students will be provided with a general introduction to policing in Canada. This will include an overview of how Police Services operate; discipline, first impressions, professionalism and the types of daily activities in general police officers will be faced with. Students will learn of the hierarchy of rank within various police services and the rank structure. Students will commence the daily entries into their Officer’s Notebooks and will learn the value of proper note taking. They are provided with information about the Ontario Police Applicant Testing preparation and the necessity of physical fitness. The Importance of adhering to the Student “Code of Conduct” will be explained and the reasons for such Code. They will be introduced to the Criminal Code (Pocket Edition), Provincial Offences (Pocket Edition) and the Highway Traffic Act learning how to understand the structure of statutes and be to negotiate these books.

PS 105 Federal & Provincial Statutes/Young Offenders 40 hours

This course looks at the issues surrounding youth and youth in conflict with the law and is intended to provide students with a solid understanding of the Young Offenders Act/ Youth Criminal Justice Act. Topics include the juvenile justice system, contemporary youth crime and public issues, social issues, factors that surround youth crimes, the influence of family, school, peers, as well as juvenile corrections. In addition this course discusses Federal statutes and provides an overview of the major and commonly used statutes

PS 110 Community Policing 80 hours

Community policing has as its central tenets, the development of police-community partnerships and specific strategies that emphasize crime prevention and problem solving. In the past, police departments asked the community for support, but now the police increasingly ask the public for assistance. This assistance takes many forms, such as corporations and businesses providing financial support for police initiatives, citizens volunteering to staff community police offices, crime prevention programs, and victim services. This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the issues and challenges faced by Canadian police services and communities as they attempt to develop partnerships to respond to and prevent crime and social disorder.

PS 115 Cultural Diversity and First Nations People 40 hours

In this course students will learn about cultural diversity in Canada, and the implications of formal and informal multiculturalism for policing. The course addresses a number of social, legal and ethical issues related to diversity and First Nations Peoples.

PS 120 Police Powers and Authority 60 hours

Using a problem solving approach, this course provides students with basic information about arrests, search and seizure, release and charging an offender.

PS 125 Criminal Investigations, Forensics, and Evidence 60 hours

This course introduces students to the Criminal Investigation process, forensics, and physical evidence. Topics include basic investigative principles and concepts; the importance and use of police discretion; the role of the patrol officer in preliminary investigation; procedures for validating a complaint; procedures involved in crime scene protection; evidence skills for police; introduction to forensic science; the collection, preservation, evidentiary value, analysis, and continuity of physical evidence; and the investigation of sudden death.

PS 130 Interviewing and Interrogation Skills 40 hours

This course guides students through the pitfalls and hazards of investigative interviewing, and provides a solid legal and practical foundation for the development of interviewing skills. Often the most valuable and most elusive skills a police officer can develop are those related to the collection of witness information. Frequently, the most important evidence in a criminal case comes in the form of oral testimony; but oral evidence is also the most vulnerable to damage at the pre-trial stage. Memories fade, stories change, and willing witnesses sometimes lose their appetite for disclosure. The collection and preservation of critical evidence at the earliest possible stage depends on thorough and careful police work. Even more sensitive is the evidence of the accused - it must be collected in compliance with constitutional rights to be of any value to the prosecution

PS 135 Courtroom Procedures and Testimony 40 hours

This course focuses on courtroom procedures and testimony and provides students with the tools for presenting a case in court. Topics covered include the procedures for bringing an accused to court, the trial, disposition, appeal, classification of offenses, court jurisdiction, bail, interim release, consequences of breeches, rights of the accused, and the duty of the Crown, jury and Ministry of justice.

PS 140 Officer Safety and Protecting the Public 40 hours

This course introduces students to additional aspects of policing and crime prevention. Topics covered include patrol and general duty policing, police use of force, high risk police work, crime response, and basic patrol procedures for private security professionals

PS 145 Traffic Management and Accident Investigation 20 hours

This course introduces students to the Highway Traffic Act and procedures surrounding accident investigations. Students will develop a working knowledge of the Highway Traffic Act, learn to interpret offences, and become familiar with the skills and strategies required for information gathering and investigative techniques used in enforcing the Highway Traffic Act.

PS 150 Private Security Patrol Procedures 20 Hours

Students will be instructed on the fundamental aspects of patrol procedures that security professionals may encounter during their employment. Students will examine common areas that are patrolled and the procedures that take place to secure these premises. Additionally, students will discuss crime and prevention.

PD 150 Career Development 20 hours

This course helps students prepare for employment, conduct a successful campaign to find employment, and be successful in their career. Topics covered; community service (volunteer) experience, preparation of a resume, covering letter and thank you letter to use in job search. Please note that students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of appropriate community service (volunteer) experience outside of class hours in order to graduate. Students are also strongly encouraged to begin a personalized fitness-training program at this time. Note that all fitness training is done outside of class hours.

WE 294 Internship 80 hours

The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in a work environment. The setting shall be directly related to the student’s program of study. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the field. The duration of the internship is eight weeks, during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 80 hours of work experience. Prerequisite: All courses in the program

Business Administration
Semester 1

AOP 130 Microsoft Word and Keyboarding 80 hours

This course presents the practical application of the concepts and features of Microsoft® Word. Keyboarding and proper keyboarding techniques are taught. Topics include formatting text and documents, creating and formatting tables, working with graphics, integrating information with other programs, managing styles and templates, working with columns, merging documents, file management techniques, creating forms and creating Web documents. Prerequisite: None.

PD 100 Career Development 20 hours

This seminar provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for the development of the student’s career path. Prerequisite: None.

IS 160 Spreadsheets and Database Applications 80 hours

This course presents the practical application of the concepts and features of a spreadsheet package using Microsoft® Excel. Topics include using and managing worksheets and workbooks; applying formatting and style features; working with data, formulas, and functions; managing charts and graphics; working with outlines, views, and reports; automating tasks with the macro feature; using auditing tools, collaborative tools, and hyperlinks; and integrating with other programs. A database application, Microsoft® Access, is introduced. This section provides the study of the principles and features of a database management system. Topics include creating and managing databases, data management and integrity, working with queries and forms. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of computers and launching applications.

AOP 170 Microsoft PowerPoint and Presentation Skills 40 hours

This course provides the study of the principles and features of a presentation graphics package, Microsoft® PowerPoint. Topics include creating and modifying presentations; applying formatting techniques; working with charts, objects, and graphics; managing templates; automating slide shows; sharing presentations with programs; working with interactive slide shows; and using the Web for presentations. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of computers and launching applications.

AOP 190 Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Publisher 40 hours

The concepts and principles of desktop publishing are presented using Microsoft® Publisher. Topics include page layout and design, fonts, graphics, digital photographs, and integrating objects from other packages. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of computers and launching applications.

PD 200 Career Development 20 hours

This seminar provides the student with additional job preparation skills including extensive resume preparation, presentation and interviewing techniques. Prerequisite: PD100.

BU 101 E-Business 60 hours

This course introduces the concepts and principles of electronic commerce as it relates to business. Topics include the foundations of electronic commerce; retailing in e-commerce; Internet consumers and market research; advertising in e-commerce; e-commerce for service industries; business-to-business e-commerce; intranet and extranet structures and applications; electronic payment systems; e-commerce strategy and implementation; public policy regarding legal, privacy, and consumer protection issues; infrastructure requirements for e-commerce; and economic and global issues in e-commerce. Prerequisite: None.

Semester 2 – Accounting

AC 102 Bookkeeping and Investment Options 60 hours

This introductory accounting course provides the practical application of the concepts and principles of the accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses. Topics include an overview of accounting concepts and procedures, analyzing and recording transactions, issuing invoices and receipts, controlling and deducting expenses, personal finances, investment options, reconciling bank statements, bookkeeping basics, and understanding calculations with interest. Prerequisite: None.

AC 205 Accounting 80 hours

This accounting course provides instruction in the concepts and principles of accounting for all businesses, including the analysis and creation of financial statements: Income Statement, Statement of Owner’s Equity, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement. Students will learn to use General Journals and Ledgers, as well as post expenses and track profits. Prerequisite: None.

AC 250 Computerized Accounting 40 hours

This course is designed to provide practical application of accounting principles using an accounting package, including payroll functions. Topics include system basics and file setup; general ledger setup; invoicing and purchasing transactions; accounts payable and receivable; cash receipts and disbursements; job costing and reporting; payroll setup and processing; and working with budgets, business analysis, and business simulations. Prerequisites: AC 205.

AC 300 Managerial and Cost Accounting 40 hours

This course focuses on managerial accounting concepts by determining costs of products and services for planning and controlling business operations. Topics include management accounting concepts, working with cost concepts, cost behavior, product costing, and costing systems, accounting for planning and control, capital budgeting and related business decisions. This course also includes a brief introduction to the principles and concepts of a cost accounting system. Prerequisite: AC 205.

EN 116 English and Grammar 80 hours

Students will get an overview of grammatical skills and constructs. Topics include punctuation, capitalization, writing complete and proper sentences, and an introduction to essay writing. Prerequisite: None.

EN 117 Business Correspondence and Dictaphone 20 hours

This course prepares students for creating and editing correspondence in the business world. Students will be introduced to the operation of a Dictaphone and its capabilities. Prerequisite: None.

EC 100 Economics 60 hours

This course presents an overview of the macro and micro economic systems. Topics include the principles of economics; the elements of supply and demand; the concepts of money, spending, output, and income; national income analysis; inflation, unemployment, related stabilization factors; the impact of trade and the function of prices in markets and the relationship of economics to environmental issues. Prerequisite: None.

Semester 3 - Entrepreneurship

BU 324 Marketing and Sales 60 hours

This course provides a practical and managerial approach to the principles and applications of marketing in organizations and in the marketplace. Topics include the marketing process and strategic planning; the global marketing environment; developing marketing opportunities and strategies; developing the marketing mix through product development, pricing strategies, distribution channels and promotion techniques and managing marketing through customer relationships, social responsibility and marketing ethics. Prerequisite: None.

BU 430 Project Management 60 hours

This course provides instruction in the principles and concepts of project management. Topics include project management concepts; needs identification techniques; proposed solutions preparation; the project life cycle; the project manager responsibilities and skills; the effective project team; types of project organizations; project communications and documentation; project planning, scheduling, and control; resource considerations; and cost planning and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: None.

BU 460 Human Resources Management 60 hours

This course focuses on the role of management in the staffing and development of human resources. Topics include planning, organizing, and staffing issues; how to develop and direct staff and controlling human resources in businesses. Prerequisite: BU430 Project Management.

BU 104 Business Principles and Management 60 hours

This course describes the setup and operation of an independent business. Topics will include writing a business plan, obtaining financing, office management, advertising and interacting with prospective clients. This course introduces the environment of Canadian business with topics that serve as a foundation for further study of management practices. Topics include the environments that businesses operate in; the organizational structures of businesses; management functions in an enterprise; and the challenges of managing marketing, operations, information technology, finance and human resources. Prerequisite: BU460.

WE 194 Internship 80 hours

The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The industry shall be directly related to the student’s program of study. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the industry setting. The duration of the internship is three weeks, during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 80 hours of work experience. Prerequisite: All courses in the program.

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Herzing College has partnered with the Canadian Securities Institute. We prepare students for jobs that demand proficiency with financial products and services. Because certifications are a reality in the financial industry, the Financial Services Representative program contains course material for the following industry certification:

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