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General Arts & Science Certificate- Pre-Trades Stream

Available at: 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 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.

General Arts & Science is a flexible program. Course sequence can change subject to student goals and class availability.

Highlights

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Program Name

General Arts & Science Certificate- Pre-Trades Stream

Program Code

0478RD

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

2 semesters in 1 year (504 hours)

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

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International Fees

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Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2020-21

Semester 1
COMM 110 Communications for College
Numeracy
Digital
GENE 114 Professional Effectiveness
TRAD 2 Pre-Trades Carpentry
TRAD 5 Pre-Trades Brick & Stone

Semester 2
COMM 42 Critical Thinking Skills
Applied Science
TRAD 1 Pre-Trades Plumbing
TRAD 3 Electrical Circuits
TRAD 4 Introduction to Machining
General Education Elective (Online)

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    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. Applicants awarded the additional 10 percent must successfully complete the two-semester program, and be granted the respective certificate, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or their admissibility for the program will be re-evaluated without the additional 10 percent; the offer of admission may be revoked if the applicant is no longer competitive. This will be particularly beneficial for programs that are highly competitive and therefore ranked.

    If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    My time at St. Lawrence changed the direction of my life, professionally and personally.

    Graduating from McMaster with a B.A. and later from Queens' with a B.Ed did little to get me a job or satisfaction in life. After working with a previous graduate from two St. Lawrence programs, I took her advice and enrolled in Autism and Behaviour Science for the 2012-2013 academic year. With knowledge and skills I gained from this program, I was able to secure several job offers in Ontario and in Alberta. After working with the phenomenal Terry Duncan at Children's Autism Services of Edmonton, I moved into my current position as a behavioural specialist at a residential care company in Edmonton. I love my job because I can make effective change in people's lives every day.

    Personally, I made lifelong friends with my program colleagues and greatly enjoyed working in the Math and Writing Center. I learned that its not necessarily about competition for the next job (as it always seems to be with teaching), but about the network you build to help each other. While in my program, I met with Early Childhood Educators, Personal Support Workers, psychology students and other future professionals; Human Services is about helping people and the best way to do that is through team approach. In part due to my time at St. Lawrence, I have a wonderful team.



    Sarah Elizabeth Iori

    Program Contact

    Jim Elyot
    jelyot@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    ask@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@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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