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General Arts & Science Certificate - General Studies Stream

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston

Overview

The General Arts & Science (Certificate) program offers a foundational year for students preparing for the workforce or for future study. Students in the General Studies stream meet with the program coordinator to customize their program according to their needs and interests. Core courses include communication, computers, applied or social science, personal development, and general education. Complementing these are varied electives such as Film, Addictions, Fitness, and Educational Psychology. Students can also focus on essential competencies in communications, science and math.

Highlights

This one-year post-secondary certificate prepares you directly for the workforce or for future study. You will develop a set of core employment skills, complemented by electives that are chosen in consultation with your academic advisor (500 hours). Students are also eligible to continue their studies in the General Arts & Science Diploma at the second-year level.

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Program Name

General Arts & Science Certificate - General Studies Stream

Program Code

0478

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates

September
January

Program Duration

2 semesters in 1 year (500 hours)

Location (Campus)

Cornwall

Canadian Fees

2017-18 full-year tuition fees are $2,935.68. Compulsory fees are $773.35. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 International tuition fees are $13,800.00. Compulsory fees are $1,1606.35. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
Communications I
Computers
Personal Development
General Education
Elective(Choose 1)
Elective 2

Semester 2
Communications II
Social or Applied Science
General Education
Elective(Choose 1)
Elective 2
Elective 3

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Bonus Points

Full-time General Arts and Science students who achieve a GPA of 3.00 or better for at least one semester will receive an additional 10 percent in their admission assessment when applying to any post-secondary diploma program at St. Lawrence College. This will be particularly beneficial for programs that are highly competitive and therefore ranked.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    In 2016, I graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at St. Lawrence College. There were a vast amount of classes offered as a part of the program, ranging from communication skills, exotic care, and laboratory practices, which expanded our knowledge of the field, allowing a variety of career choices. The small class sizes were very useful in hands-on scenarios, and when extra help was required. Immediately following the completion of the program, I had the opportunity to complete my placement at a local mixed practice animal hospital. This placement transitioned into my current position. I am working full-time as a VA in a busy practice- the first step on my career path. With the guidance and supportive measures received by the professors, as well as the skills gained while attending SLC, I have found a career I am truly passionate about.



    Emily Astleford

    Program Contact

    Julie Smith
    JSmith@sl.on.ca

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office
    Dreamit@sl.on.ca

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

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