Addendum to National Technology Benchmarks (NTBs) 2014

April 4, 2017

  1. Whereas the National Technology Benchmarks© (NTB) represent the program criteria used by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) in the review and evaluation of Applied Science and Engineering Technology programs; and
  2. Whereas the NTB are intended to establish a minimum level that must be achieved by each candidate at the time of graduation; and
  3. Whereas for a program to achieve National Accreditation status, the Educational Agency must show that its graduates will have demonstrated the ability to satisfy all of the outcomes in Part 1-General Program Criteria (including a Technical Report/Capstone Project), and substantial coverage of the outcomes listed in Part 2-Specific Discipline Criteria.

This Addendum applies to General Criteria 02 – Mathematics for Technology programs that are not engineering related, that still wish to seek National Accreditation status as “Applied Science Technology” but do not wish to have International Recognition of their Academic Qualifications, under the Sydney Accord.

Educational Agencies must select two (or more) of the following outcome statements consistent with the discipline requirements:

2.1. Apply the knowledge of algebra, matrix manipulation and introductory calculus to resolve applied science technology problems.
2.2. Apply the knowledge of statistical processes to resolve applied science technology problems.
2.3. Apply the knowledge of advanced algebra, matrix and calculus methodologies to resolve applied science technology problems.
2.4. Apply the knowledge of discrete/finite mathematics and logic systems to solve applied science technology problems.

Input from industry for the respective technology program will determine the need (or not) for advanced mathematics (2.3 and/or 2.4) being included.