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General Education Division The General Education Division offers two one-year Foundations programs designed to prepare students for future success on any Diploma, Higher Diploma or Bachelor program offered at the Higher Colleges of Technology. It also offers the Work Readiness Certificate program. Higher Diploma Foundations provides an intensive English language course, and courses in Mathematics, Computing, and Arabic language. For students intending to study Health Sciences, there is also a course on Science. Diploma Foundations offers intensive English, Numeracy, Computer Literacy, and Personal and Professional Development. Each of these Foundations programs makes a substantial contribution to the development of HCT Graduate Outcome One, Communication and Information Literacy, and Graduate Outcome Eight, Mathematical Literacy, whilst also laying the foundations for other Graduate Outcomes. The General Education Division continues to support students on Higher Diploma programs through a series of courses which aim to develop English language for academic, general and vocational purposes. It also supports Diploma students with the provision of four English courses and four Personal and Professional Development courses. The Work Readiness Certificate courses prepare unemployed UAE nationals for the work place, in the private sector in particular. This non-academic Certificate is designed to lead to employment opportunities through practically assessed work experience and close ties with employers.

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Diploma Foundations Year Program 2009 - 2010

General Education Division

Mission: The Diploma Foundations program is designed to provide students with the basic English language and communication skills required to undertake social, work and college-related functions through English at the Council of Europe’s Basic User Level A2. In addition, the Diploma Foundations program equips students with key numeracy and computer literacy skills necessary for study on their Diploma program. Throughout the Diploma Foundations program, students are encouraged to develop essential personal and professional attributes for effective study and work through a Personal and Professional Development component. Program Entry Requirements: Successful completion of the Government Secondary School Certificate (GSC) or equivalent and Common Educational Proficiency Assessment (CEPA). In addition applicants must achieve scores that meet the academic placement criteria for the Diploma Foundations year. Progression: For 2009-10, all courses in the Diploma Foundations Year are prerequisites for all Diploma programs. However, with thhe exception of ENGL No155, a student withh no more than one F in a course may, at College Director’s discretion, be alowed to progress under academic probation provided that the course is passed no later than the end of their first semester on Diploma.

by a challenge examination, exemption, approved equivalency or transfer credit. Direct entry students are automatically exempted from PPDV No155 A student is allowed to take the Diploma Foundations year once only. A second attempt is allowed at the discretion of the College Director, and with the approval of the Director of Academic Central Services, subject to space and after due consideration has been given to current year high school applicants to the HCT in the admission process. Courses in the Foundations Year have various ranges of periods per semester. This is to allow courses to be delivered according to specific skills needed by the student. All courses last for two semesters. Course credit is awarded on successful completion of both semesters. Students who meet course and program requirements at the end of the first semester receive a CC (= Continuing Course) grade. A final grade is entered at the end of the second semester. The course credit and GPA of the Diploma Foundations Year are excluded from the GPA for the purpose of graduation from a program. The program duration policy does not apply to the Foundations Year.

Students may be admitted directly into the Diploma programs if all prerequisite courses are satisfied

Required Courses: 4 COMP N0155 Diploma Foundations Computer Literacy ENGL N0155 Diploma Foundations English MATH N0155 Diploma Foundations Numeracy PPDV N0155 Personal and Professional Development

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Total Required Courses

4

Minimum Duration Of Study, Full Time (Year/s)

Maximum Duration Of Study, Full Time (Year/s)

1

Program Code

HCT Catalogue | 2009/2010 | PROGRAMS

1 0000LF


Mission: The Higher Diploma Foundations program is designed to provide students with the English language and communication skills required to undertake social and study-related functions through English beyond the Council of Europe’s Independent User Level B1. In addition, the Higher Diploma Foundations program equips students with the mathematical and computing skills required for progression to their Higher Diploma/ Bachelor program. Arabic language instruction is also provided. Program Entry Requirements: Successful completion of Government Secondary School Certificate (GSC) or equivalent, and Common English Proficiency Assessment (CEPA). In addition, applicants must achieve scores that meet the academic placement criteria for the Higher Diploma Foundations Year. Progression: For 2009-10, all courses in the Higgher Diploma Foundations Year are prereuisites for all HD/ BAS programs. However, with the exception of ENGL No70, a student withh no more than one F in a course may, at College Director’s discretion, be allowed to progress under academic probation provided that the

course is passed no later than the end of their first semester on Higher Diploma or Bachelor programs. A student is allowed to take the Higher Diploma Foundations year once only. A second attempt is allowed at the discretion of the College Director, and with the approval of the Director of Academic Central Services, subject to space and after due consideration has been given to current year high school applicants to the HCT in the admission process.

General Education Division

Higher Diploma Foundations Year Program 2009 - 2010

All courses last for two semesters. Course credit is awarded on successful completion of both semesters. Students who meet course and program requirements at the end of the first semester receive a CC (= Continuing Course) grade. A final grade is entered at the end of the second semester. The course credit and GPA of the Higher Diploma Foundations Year are excluded from the GPA for the purpose of graduation from a program. The program duration policy does not apply to the Foundations Year.

Required Courses: 4 ARAB N100

Arabic Communications I: Foundations

COMP N100

Applied Computing I: Foundations

ENGL N070

English Communications: Foundations

MATH N070

Foundations Mathematics

Total Required Courses

4

Minimum Duration Of Study, Full Time (Year/s)

Maximum Duration Of Study, Full Time (Year/s)

1

Program Code

1 0000FD

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Work Readiness Program The program is designed to assist nationals with varied educational achievements to secure job opportunities, primarily with the private sector. It provides training in basic skills in the subjects of English, Arabic, Computers, Mathematics and Workplace Skills. There is also a work experience component in real work environments thereby providing opportunities for students to apply their skills and adapt to the real world of employment. It equips participating nationals with the necessary skills to enter the job market and provide opportunities to build their future careers. Increasingly, those companies accepting students for work placement have provided students with full time employment opportunities upon completion of the program. HCT/CERT is uniquely situated to provide such a bilingual educational/vocational program as well as a recognized certificate diploma from the Ministry of Higher Education with a salary scale of (4/2) to ensure a career enhancement. www.workreadinessprogram.com


Mission: To provide UAE nationals who lack the skills and basic qualifications for employment with opportunities to enter the workforce. This is achieved by: a) providing them with an advanced (higher) level of skills b) developing their production capabilities c) providing them with a recognized education qualification that will help them in their career.

Program Entry Requirements: The Work Readiness program provides an exception to the general admission criteria to HCT programs. Program Regulations: Students who do not meet HCT admission criteria of UAE Nationality, completion of 12 years schooling, completion of CEPA and completion of GSC are not eligible to transfer to other HCT programs. Courses at all campuses except Al Wathba last for three semesters of 18 weeks each. Courses offered at Al Wathba campus last for four semester of 16 weeks each. Students who meet course and program requirements receive a CC (=Continuing Course) grade for all semesters prior to the final semester. A final grade is entered at the end of the final semester. Course credit is

awarded on successful completion of all semesters. Grade point averages do not apply to this program. The program duration policy does not apply to the Work Readiness program.

Exit Criteria: In order to graduate successfully from the program, the following criteria are applied. A trainee is deemed to have been successful if: 1. The standards required by both HCT and employers during WORK N1110 work experience are met at a minimum of Grade D - 60% 2. The PDVA N1100 Score is a final composite score of a minimum 60% (all subject scores combined) 3. A final aggregated composite score of a minimum 60% is reached on: WRAR  N1100 WRCO  N1100 WREN  N1100 WRMA  N1100 WRWK  N1100

General Education Division

Work Readiness

Arabic Communications Computer Skills English Communication Skills Mathematic Skills Work Skills

Course Credits

Years 1 and 2 - Semesters 1, 2 and 3 Required Courses: 7 PDVA N1100 WORK N1110 WRAR N1100 WRCO N1100 WREN N1100 WRMA N1100 WRWK N1100

Required Credits: 92

Personal Development Assessment Work Experience (8 weeks) Arabic Communications Computer Skills English Communication Skills Mathematic Skills Work Skills

0 8 7 20 27 10 20

Total Required Credits

92

Program Length, Full Time (in semesters)

Maximum Duration Of Study, Full Time (Semesters)

3/4

Program Code

Cost Recovery Program

Yes

Major Code

3/4 WKRDWR WKRD

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Liberal Studies

General Education Division

Liberal Studies do not make up a separate credential or degree but they form a set of courses that all HD/BAS students must take. In a Bachelor’s degree, most of the courses prepare students for a specific career. Liberal Studies complements these core courses and allow students to learn about ideas which they otherwise might not come into contact. As a graduation requirement, all Bachelor’s students are required to take a minimum of eight Liberal Studies courses. These include the following three English composition and communication courses: LSEC  N100 Academic Composition LSEC  N101 Academic Communication LSEC  N307 Professional Communication

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And one elective each from: Fine  Arts Humanities  Natural  Sciences Social  Sciences Mathematics  Liberal Studies courses available for the 2009-2010 academic year are found below where further courses will be developed in the subsequent academic years. Not all courses will be offered at all campuses each semester. Some courses may be strongly recommended by individual Program Chairs.

Course Code

Concentration Area

Title

LSEC N100 LSEC N101 LSMA N100 LSMA N110 LSMA N111 LSFA N208 LSFA N220 LSFA N254 LSSC N121 LSSC N122 LSSC N123 LSSC N126 LSSC N231 LSSC N250 LSSS N230

English English Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Fine Arts Fine Arts Fine Arts Science Science Science Science Science Science Social Science

Academic Composition Academic Communication Applied Mathematics Technical Mathematics Statistical Mathematics Introduction to Journalism Art Appreciation History and Practice of Photography Personal Health and Physical Education Chemistry Human Growth & Development Physics Scientific Principles Introduction to Nutrition Psychology

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Credits 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

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