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General Arts & Science Diploma

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston

Overview

4 semesters (1080 hours)

The General Arts & Science Diploma provides a broad liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for the workforce, college programs, or transfer to university. Core courses provide a solid foundation in communications and interpersonal skills, computers, mathematics, analytical skills, science, and general education. Complementing these are varied electives such as Film, Addictions, Fitness, and Psychology. All courses are chosen in consultation with the program coordinator, ensuring the right mix to meet each student’s interests and vocational goals.

Diploma

You will take a number of core courses that provide a solid foundation in communications and interpersonal skills, computers, mathematics, analytical skills, science, and general education. The remaining courses are electives, chosen in consultation with your program advisor. Diploma graduates are prepared to enter the workforce directly, or they may continue their studies at university.

University-bound students are encouraged to complete a pre-university diploma track. Students who self-identify as Pre-University work with the Program Coordinator to further customize their diploma course selection in preparation for university study. Key academic areas (Communications, Applied Science, Social Science, Math) are emphasized in accordance with the student's goals. Potential transfer opportunities exist at a number of Canadian universities; exploring these possibilities is at the discretion of the student. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

Highlights

Choose from varied electives such as Film, Addictions, Fitness, and Psychology or strengthen your ability in core courses in languages, sciences, and math; the General Arts and Science program will allow you to do both. Diploma students complete two years in the college environment, rather than four at a university, and still have the option of transferring and completing a university degree and/or transferring into another program offered at St. Lawrence.

Apply now at www.ontariocolleges.ca

Program Name

General Arts & Science Diploma

Program Code

0550

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

September
January

Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)

Brockville

Canadian Fees

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International Fees

To view a detailed International fee schedule, please click here. The fee schedule will open as a PDF in a new window.

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 2019-20

Diploma - Semester 1
Communications
Computers
Personal Development
General Education
Elective 1
Elective 2

Diploma - Semester 2
Communications
Computers
Social Science
Mathematics
Elective 1
Elective 2

Diploma - Semester 3
Applied Science
Communications
General Education
Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3

Diploma - Semester 4
Communications
Personal Development
Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4

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.



>>More information on these SLC Articulations

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.

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

I decided to enroll at St. Lawrence College because of the small class size, and high employment rate after graduation, and from my first day, I found welcoming classmates, engaged faculty, and a built-in community in the Office Administration program.  The College helped me by being my home away from home.  I was new to the Kingston area, and being at the College made me feel safe, with plenty of activities and studying to do.  I was able to sweat it out at the gym, study in the library, and even have a coffee in the Student Association lounge.  I eventually got a part-time bursary job as an Office Assistant working for various school offices within the College, which provided me with great hands on experience.  I was also able to obtain work experience through the program’s 2-week placements of our choice, which occurred at three separate times throughout my school year, where I was able to discover what I wanted to do with my career once I graduated.  I completed the Dual Office Administration course resulting in two diplomas upon graduation, one in Medical and one in Legal.  I found the experience to be life changing and I was very proud of what I had accomplished in such a short amount of time.  I wasn’t sure of which administrative field I wanted to go into, so by doing the dual program both within the 8 month period, I was able to see which field I liked best. 

The Office Administration program provides its students with a great support system, continuous learning, and hands on experience with the most up-to-date technology and office software.  I was more ready than ever to enter into the workforce.  My placement opportunity allowed me to get a foot in the door and I was able to obtain full-time employment even before my official graduation ceremony.  I now work at one of Kingston’s largest law firms, with a solid foundation of administrative skills, and I can definitely say that the College made me “career-ready”.



Julie Dacres

Program Contact

Bill Chafe
BChafe@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.

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at ontariocolleges.ca and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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