General Arts and Science

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Explore career options!

Overview

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. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
SCI099 Introduction to Science
CMM115 Communication Fundamentals
MTH101 Prep Math for Business
PSY150 Psychology for Everyday Living
STS100 Strategies for Success
Elective GCP125 Career Planning or HUM100 Interpersonal Relations
Semester 2 - Winter
CTR100 Critical Thinking & Reasoning
POL120 Contemporary Canada
CMM116 Communications Fundamentals II
MTH121 Business Mathematics II
PSY168 Child Development
Elective SOC115 Law and Ethics or PFN100 Personal Finance

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
CTR100 Critical Thinking & Reasoning
POL120 Contemporary Canada
CMM115 Communications Fundamentals I
MTH101 Prep Math for Business
PSY168 Child Development
Elective SOC115 Law and Ethics or PFN100 Personal Finance
Semester 2 - Fall
SCI099 Introduction to Science
CMM116 Communications Fundamentals II
MTH121 Business Mathematics II
PSY150 Psychology for Everyday Living
STS100 Strategies for Success
Elective GCP125 Career Planning or HUM100 Interpersonal Relations

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2020-2021 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1234.09 - - $3954.33

2020-2021 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12795.66 $1813.09 - - $14608.75

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Students and graduates who are looking to further their education have many options available. Explore the Transfer and Pathway Guide to learn more about these opportunities.