School of Language, Access and Preparatory Studies

General Arts and Science

1 year Ontario College Certificate

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 either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
SCI 099 Introduction to Science
CMM 115 Communication Fundamentals
MTH 101 Business Math I
PSY 150 Psychology for Everyday Living
STS 100 Strategies for Success
Elective Choose Elective from Fall Listing
Semester 2 - Winter
CTR 100 Critical Thinking and Reasoning
POL 120 Contemporary Canada
CMM 116 Communication Fundamentals II
MTH 121 Business II
PSY 168 Child Development
Elective Choose Elective from Winter Listing

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start
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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Further your education to one of Canadore's many programs.

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have additional questions about the internal application process:

Admissions Office
705.474.7600 ext 5123