School of Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Preparatory Studies

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Gain a solid understanding of Indigenous history and culture which will better prepare you the meet the challenges of post-secondary education.


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. 

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

Semester 1

IPS 100 Culture and Heritage
OJI 100 Introduction to Ojibwe
MTH 092 Mathematic Applications and Indigenous Knowledge
IPS 130 Student Success Strategies: Ingwamazin/Aagamezii
IPS 140 Mino-Bmaadziwin (Culture Camp)

Semester 2

IPS 200 Contemporary Considerations
IPS 210 Identity and the Indigenous Psyche
IPS 230 Social Justice and Indigenous Societies
OJI 200 Introduction to Ojibwe
IPS 110 Wellness
IPS 240 Mino-Bmaadziwin
Elective Choose 1 from the Winter Listings
SOC 115 Law Ethics (Winter Elective Choice)
MTH 121 Prep Math for Business II (Winter Elective Choice)
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 1424.5 $581 - - $2005.51
1 2849.02 $1055 - - $3904.02

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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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