Indigenous Preparatory Studies

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Learn hands-on from amazing professors


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2022, College Drive – North Bay

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
  • 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.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

IPS100 Culture and Heritage
OJI100 Introduction to Ojibwe
MTH091 Mathematic Fundamentals and Indigenous Knowledge
IPS130 Student Success Strategies: Ingwamazin/Aagamezii
IPS140 Mino-Bmaadziwin
GENED General Elective

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

2022-23 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1292.12 - - $4012.36

2022-23 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1872.12 - - $15974.2

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

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.