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General Arts & Science Certificate- Pre-Trades Stream

Available at: Cornwall | Kingston


The General Arts & Science (Certificate) program offers a foundational year for students preparing for the workforce or for future study. Students in the Trades stream take core Arts & Science courses in conjunction with a series of hands-on trades labs. Students receive instruction in Bricklaying/Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, and Mechanical trades.  These labs are complemented by required courses in communication, computers, physics, mathematics, professional effectiveness, and general education. Students take an online general education elective in the second semester.


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Program Name

General Arts & Science Certificate- Pre-Trades Stream

Program Code



Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 semesters in 1 year (500 hours)

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2017-18 tuition fee: $2,935.68. Compulsory fee: $1,242.15. All fees are subject to change in 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 International tuition fee: $13,800.00. Compulsory fee: $1,916.15. All fees are subject to change in 2018-19.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
MATH 103 Introductory College Math
Professional Effectiveness
Bricklaying and Masonry

Semester 2
Electrical Circuits
Intro. to Machining
General Education Elective (1)

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.


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:


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