Technician Certificate Foundation Program

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Program Description

The Technician Certificate Foundation Program is designed to help trainees meet and complete the language and math requirements of the Technician Certificate Program of choice. The Technician Certificate Program integrates English language and mathematics training simultaneously with technical courses to further develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills.

Objectives of the Program

By the end of the Technician Certificate Foundation Program, students will be able to:

  • Listen and respond to monologues or dialogues up to four (4) minutes long, about a less familiar topic.
  • Read texts written in a variety of formats about less familiar topics up to 500 words.
  • Give a four (4) minute presentation on factual or less familiar topics.
  • Write a cause and effect paragraph and an email up to 150 words about a professional or academic topic.
  • Perform calculations that involve twostetwo-stepions, ratios and proportions, exponents and polynomials.

Admission Requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate, with an overall average of 60% or higher;
  2. Minimum required score or higher on the UDST English Placement Test;
  3. Completion of UDST Math Placement Test.
  4. Sponsored by an oil and gas industry partner.

Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements may be considered on an individual basis. Please contact the Admissions and Registration Department for further information.

Applicants who provide evidence of English language proficiency will be exempt from having to take English foundation courses:

  1. The required score on the UDST English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions and Registration Department.
  2. A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5.

Program Plan and Courses

COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE   HOURS/WEEK
Pre-Req Co-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 1 (15 WEEKS)
FE2101 Foundation English 1 - - 0 210

0

FE2102 Foundation English 1 - FE2101 0 140 0
SEMESTER 2 (15 WEEKS)
FE2103 Foundation English 2 FE2101 - 0 210 0
FE2104 Foundation English 2 FE2102 FE2103 0 140 0
Completion of Technician Certificate Foundation Program Proceed to Technician Certificate Program
SEMESTER 1 (15 WEEKS)
GN1002 General English 1 - - 0 210 0
MA1015 Technical Mathematics 1 - FL1130 0 75 0
Various Technical Courses* * See UDST Academic Catalog for technical course descriptions.
SEMESTER 2 (15 WEEKS)
GN1003 General English 2 FL1130 GN1002 0 140 0
MA1020 Technical Mathematics 2 FL1130 MA1015 0 75 0
Various Technical Courses* *See UDST Academic Catalog for course descriptions.
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE CEFR DESCRIPTOR CEFR
RANGE
OOPT
RANGE
GN1003 General English II Independent User – Threshold Plus B1 – B1.2 n/a
GN1002 General English I Independent User - Threshold B1.1 – B1 36-64
FE2104 Conversation English I Basic User – Waystage A2 20-35
FE2103 Foundation English II Basic User – Waystage A2 20-35
FE2102 Conversation English I Basic User – Threshold A1 8-19
FE2101 Foundation English I Basic User – Threshold A1 8-19

 

English Learning Outcomes

INDEPENDENT USER B1

GN1003
Can listen and respond to monologues or dialogues up to four minutes long, about a less familiar topic. Can read and respond to texts written in a variety of formats about less familiar topics up to 500 words. Can give a four-minute presentation on factual or less familiar topics. Can write a cause and effect paragraph and an email up to 150 words about a professional or academic topic. Can use B1-level vocabulary and grammar in written and spoken interaction.

 
INDEPENDENT USER B1 GN1002
Can listen and respond to monologues or dialogues about a less familiar topic up to three and a half minutes long. Can read and respond to texts written in a variety of formats about familiar and less familiar topics up to 400 words. Can give a three-minute presentation on factual or less familiar topics. Can write a paragraph and email to a prompt or question on factual or less familiar topics up to 175 words. Can use Low B1-level vocabulary and grammar in written and spoken interaction.
 
 
BASIC USER A2 FE2103
Can listen and respond to monologues or dialogues about familiar and less familiar topics up to three minutes long. Can read and respond to texts written in a variety of formats about familiar and less familiar topics up to 350 words. Can write a paragraph and personal email to a prompt about familiar and less familiar topics up to 150 words. Can use A2-level vocabulary and grammar in written interaction
 
FE2104
co-req) Can give a two-minute presentation on familiar and less familiar topics. Can actively participate in a conversation about a familiar and less familiar topic for three to five minutes. Can use A2-level vocabulary and grammar in spoken interaction
BASIC USER A1 FE2101
an listen and respond to monologues or dialogues up to two-minutes long, about a general topic. Can read and respond to texts about familiar topics written in a variety of formats up to 250 words. Can write a paragraph and personal email to a familiar prompt up to 120 words. Can use A1-level vocabulary and grammar in written interaction.
FE2102
co-req) Can give a two-minute presentation on a familiar topic Can actively participate in a conversation about a familiar topic for three minutes. Can use A1-level vocabulary and grammar in spoken interaction.

 

Grading Basis


Percentage marks are as awarded:

  • 60% is required to pass Technician Certificate Foundation English Courses.
  • 50% is required to pass Technician Certificate Foundation Math Courses.

Course Description

This course is for students with English proficiency at the Basic User level of CEFR low A1. The integrated approach aims to improve students’ spoken and written communication skills in English. It focuses on routine and familiar contexts of language used with topics related to self, home, school, lifestyle, and work. Upon course completion, students will have English proficiency at the Basic User level of CEFR High A1.

Co-requisite: FE2101

This communication course is for students with English proficiency at the Basic User level of CEFR Low A1. It aims to improve students’ speaking production, interaction, phonology, and vocabulary for effective real-world spoken communication. It focuses on routine, and familiar contexts of language used with everyday topics related to self, home, school, lifestyle, and work. Upon course completion, students will have English proficiency at the CEFR High A1 Basic User level

This course is for students with English proficiency at the Basic User level of CEFR Low A2. The integrated approach aims to improve students' spoken and written communication skills in English. It focuses on familiar and less familiar contexts of language used with topics related to home, school, lifestyle, and work. Upon course completion, students will have English p

Co-requisite: FE2103

This communication course is for students with English proficiency at the Basic User level of CEFR Low A2. It aims to improve students’ speaking production, interaction, phonology, and vocabulary, for effective real-world spoken communication. It focuses on both familiar and less familiar contexts of language used, with everyday topics related to home, school, lifestyle, and work. Upon course completion, students will have English proficiency at the Basic User level of CEFR High A2.

This course is designed for students with English proficiency at the Basic User level of CEFR Low B1 and is taught using an integrated approach. The course aims to improve students’ ability to communicate and interact in English. The course focuses on less familiar contexts of language use, and incorporates straightforward, concrete topics related to home, school, lifestyle, and work. Upon completion, students will have attained English proficiency at the Independent User level of CEFR Mid B1.

Pre-requisite: GN1002

This course is designed for students with English proficiency at Independent User level of CEFR Mid B1 and is taught using an integrated approach. The course aims to improve students’ ability to communicate and interact in English. The course focuses on less familiar contexts of language use, and incorporates straightforward, concrete topics related to home, school, lifestyle, and work. Upon completion, students will have attained English proficiency at the Independent User level of CEFR High B1.

This is the first of two mathematics courses designed to strengthen students’ mathematical skills relevant for workplace applications. Students will learn about integers, roots, fractions, percent, decimals, metric and imperial measuring systems, and algebraic expressions. They will learn conversions for numbers and measurements. Students will also learn the fundamentals of equations.

Pre-requisite: MA1015

This is the second of two mathematics courses designed to strengthen students’ mathematical skills. Students will continue to learn about equations. They will also learn about ratio, proportion, exponents, polynomials, and factoring relevant for workplace applications.

International Accreditation

English Language Programs of the Foundation Studies Unit at the University of Doha for Science and Technology is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2016 through August 2026 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.  

 

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