Course Description

The Additional Basic Qualification course focuses on the skills and theory underpinning the study of Technological Design. This course addresses the development of adolescents, program planning and delivery issues, the school environment.   

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • reviewing theories of adolescent development (social, emotional, physical, intellectual, linguistic, cultural, spiritual and moral), as they relate to the adolescent learner
  • reviewing theories of exceptionality as they relate to the adolescent learner in Technological Design programs
  • understanding the theoretical foundations of Technological Design, particularly the broad-based pedagogical approach, the design process, problem solving and technological concepts
  • reviewing the Ministry of Education policies that relate to the adolescent learner
  • understanding the types of secondary school courses (university preparation, college preparation, workplace preparation including apprenticeship) and their relationship to students’ post-secondary goals
  • identifying, accessing, assessing and integrating community, print, electronic and collegial resources that link closely to the Ontario curriculum
  • identifying the safe, ethical and legal use of technology in Technological Design programs
  • understanding business management and entrepreneurial practices related to the Technological Design program
  • understanding, devising and employing a variety of assessment and evaluation instruments appropriate to the developmental stage of students and to the Technological Design curriculum
  • implementing effective classroom management strategies appropriate for the adolescent learner in the Integrated Technologies and Technological Design learning environments
  • demonstrating an understanding of facility design and maintenance practices as per industry standards
  • identifying strategies to establish links between the community, school and the Technological Design program
  • demonstrating the ability to employ a variety of effective communication strategies for collaborating with parents/guardians and others
  • recognizing teachers’ legal obligations and responsibilities according to current provincial legislation in the delivery of Technological Design programs



Textbooks and Software

There are no textbooks required for this course.  Students must have access to AutoCAD software.


OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.


Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

Students must enroll in courses prior to the semester deadline date.  OSAP would directly reimburse you for the tuition fee.  If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.


  • General Certificate of Qualification and Registration
  • An entry for the same technological education subject in grade 9 and 10 and in grade 11 and 12

If a candidate’s area of study in the program of professional education was NOT in a technological education subject, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • five years of work experience, including business or industrial experience, or a combination of postsecondary education and work experience that totals five years and includes:
    • at least two years of work experience, including business or industrial experience, at least four months of which were continuous, and;
    • postsecondary education acceptable to the College consisting of:
  1. a program leading to an acceptable post-secondary degree, or a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma granted under the Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002, or a predecessor act, or under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, or a predecessor act, or by another institution acceptable to the College, OR
  2. an apprenticeship program acceptable to the College, and;
  3. in the work experience referred to above, demonstrated competency based on an assessment of advanced skills and knowledge related to a technological education subject listed in Schedule B

For the purposes of fulfilling the work experience requirements outlined above, up to one year of work experience completed as part of a work placement or co-operative work placement in a post-secondary education program may be counted if the placement was a required element of the education program and the work experience occurred after the applicant had completed at least 50 percent of the program.

Information for educators who do not have tech qualifications

Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

This course is offered by the Faculty of Education. For inquiries you can contact the Continuing Teacher Education Program team directly at aq@uwindsor.ca.
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