School of Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Preparatory Studies

1 year Ontario College Certificate

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Overview

This unique culture-based program will help you find direction while learning the vital skills to make an informed decision about your college education or future career. You will gain a solid understanding of Indigenous history and culture, which will better prepare you to meet the challenges of postsecondary education. 

What You Learn

  • Introduction to Ojibwe or Cree
  • Mathematic applications
  • Student success strategies: Ingwamazin /Aagamezii
  • Mino-Bmaadziwin
  • Math for skilled trades or business
  • Identity and the Indigenous psyche
  • Social justice and Indigenous societies
  • Wellness

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.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/direct-stream.html#toc02

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

IPS100 Culture and Heritage
OJI100 Introduction to Ojibwe
MTH091 Mathematic Fundamentals and Indigenous Knowledge
IPS130 Ingwamazin/Aagmezil
IPS140 Mino-Bmaadziwin
GENED General Elective (IPS Sem 1)

Semester 2

IPS200 Contemporary Considerations
MTH092 Mathematic Applications and Indigenous Knowledge
IPS210 Identity & the Indigenous Psyche
IPS230 Social Justice & Indigenous Societies
OJI200 Introduction to Ojibwe II
IPS110 Wellness
IPS240 Mino-Bmaadziwin Miinwaa

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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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.