SOAR - 6 Mastery in Applied Arts
The applicant must meet the following Steps to Opportunities, Academics, and Readiness program requirements to be considered fully-qualified:
The program does not have Academic prerequisites, however, the instructor will assess the student’s capacity to succeed in the program. All students must:
- Participate in an intake interview with the instructor
- Have the ability to learn and participate in a group setting
- Have had no behavioral or emotional problems that would significantly interfere with the learning or safety of self or others
- Have a commitment to learning
- Have a medical condition affecting cognitive ability.
Before an applicant’s file is considered to be complete, the following must have been received by the Admissions office:
- Completed application form
- An interview (in person or by telephone) with the Steps to Opportunities, Academics, and Readiness (SOAR) program instructor before entry to the program
- At least two of the following (students must provide documentation at their own effort and expense)
- A psychological assessment
- A copy of an IEP (Individual Education Plan) or transcript from school
- Documentation of disability from a physician or medical specialist
- A referral from CLBC (Community Living B.C.)
- A recommendation from an instructor in an SOAR program at Selkirk, another college, or high school
- A referral from a community agency
We believe in giving learners the chance to flourish in a supportive college setting. It is important we take the time to get to know a prospective student so an individual plan is developed to foster success and appropriately meet the needs of the student and programming.
ARTE20 - Exploring the Arts I
ARTE 20: Exploring the Arts I explores art and the area of art as per the determined theme of the class, or as per discussion with the instructor. Students will have the opportunity to distinguish the unique aspects of the art form, practice and learn skills, and practice evaluation and interpretation skills. The focus of this course is exploration of skills and interests.
ARTE23 - Exploring the Arts II
ARTE 23: Exploring the Arts II builds upon the skills developed in ARTE 20. In this course, students will continue to explore art and the area of art as determined in ARTE 20. Students will discover the unique aspects of the art form by practicing and learning skills, and learn evaluation and interpretation skills. The focus of this course is exploration of skills and interests.
ARTC20 - Art Appreciation and Community Connections I
ARTC 20: Art Appreciation and Community Connections I provides students the opportunity to conduct research in the local community to learn how their art of choice is relevant and impactful. Students will find out about the local (or provincial or national) art scene and reach out to artists to learn about their lives, their craft, and what it means to be an artist. A focus will be on exploring introductory mentorship connections.
ARTC23 - Art Appreciation and Community Connections II
ARTC 23: Art Appreciation and Community Connections II builds upon the skills and connections that were developed in ARTC 20. In this course, students will continue to research the local community to witness how their art of choice is relevant, and impactful. Students will find out more information about the art genre, skills used in the art form and how to become more attentive to quality craftsmanship. These skills will be developed through more established mentorship exploration and connections.
ARTS20 - Creating Art - Skill Building I
ARTS 20 Creating Art – Skill Building I explores a specific type of art so that students learn skills beyond a more basic level, as their abilities allow them to at this time. The intention is that once students have gathered an overall appreciation of art in a general sense within a theme, they can now begin to explore a selected type of art within that theme. The focus of this course is to develop a mastery of skills and ensure quality production.
ARTS23 - Creating Art - Skill Building II
ARTS 23 Creating Art – Skill Building II builds upon the skills developed in ARTS 20. In this course, students will continue to explore a specific type of art and practice and master skills beyond a more basic level, as their abilities allow them to at this time. The intention is that once students have gathered an overall appreciation of art in a general sense within a theme, they can now begin to explore a selected type of art within that theme. The focus of this course is to develop a mastery of skills and ensure quality production.
CUST20 - Customer Service I
CUST 20 Customer Service I provides students with the knowledge and skills associated with customer service. Topics include: aspects of the retail sector, communication skills, conflict resolution strategies and principles of customer service excellence.
CUST23 - Customer Service II
CUST 23 Customer Service II builds upon the skills developed in CUST 20. This course will further explore the knowledge and skills associated with customer service. Topics will include: customer service interactions, problem solving, empathy, building rapport, professionalism and workplace confidentiality.
CPRJ20 - Community Project I
CPRJ 20: Community Project I provides students with an experiential learning opportunity. Students will collaborate together to design and execute a community-based project. The project will highlight skill areas in teamwork, communication, community connections, budgeting, project planning and project completion.
CPRJ23 - Community Project II
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