School of Language, Access and Preparatory Studies

General Arts and Science

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Explore career options!


Get the knowledge you need to make an educated program or career choice, and the necessary skills and prerequisites to begin your academic career. 

This Program Helps You

  • Explore career options
  • Acquire necessary prerequisites for admission into college programs or industrial skills training
  • Strengthen academic, interpersonal and learning skills

What You Learn

  • Introduction to science
  • Communications
  • Business math
  • Psychology 
  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Lifespan development

Build on your certificate by continuing your education in another Canadore program.

19 years or older, or OSSD or equivalent, or GED

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

SCI099 Introduction to Science
CMM115 Communication Fundamentals
MTH101 Prep Math for Business
PSY150 Psychology for Everyday Living
STS100 Strategies for Success
Elective Career Planning or Interpersonal Relations

Semester 2

CTR100 Critical Thinking & Reasoning
POL120 Contemporary Canada
CMM116 Communications Fundamentals II
MTH121 Business Mathematics II
PSY168 Child Development
Elective Law and Ethics or Personal Finance

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Looking to continue your studies with Canadore College?

If you have previously attended or are currently enrolled in a program at Canadore College and would like to continue your studies here, you can complete the online Internal Application form.

Learn more about Internal applications.