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General Arts and Science @ Canadian College

Available at: Canadian College (Vancouver)


Canadian College is affiliated with St. Lawrence College and delivers the 2-year diploma program in downtown Vancouver. Students can apply through Canadian College at   

Graduates receive a Canadian College diploma and a St. Lawrence College diploma upon successful completion of the program.  Students will be registered at Canadian College under the Canadian College Designated Learning Institution number.  Students will be co-registered at St. Lawrence College.

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 Educational Psychology. All courses are chosen in consultation with the program coordinator, ensuring the right mix to meet each student’s interests and vocational goals.

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.


The program offers intakes in September and January. Lessons are designed to combine theory with practical experience, and studying at Canadian College provides a metropolitan experience to international students. Rich cultural diversity and easy access to job market are some of the benefits of the program in Vancouver. Students will enjoy small classes taught by highly qualified faculty and receive superb services by dedicated staff. 

Program Name

General Arts and Science @ Canadian College

Program Code



Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)

Canadian College (Vancouver)

Canadian Fees

Fees for this program are set by Canadian College and are available on their website at: .

International Fees

Fees for this program are set by Canadian College and are available on their website at: .

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2018-19

Course Requirements
COMM 12 Applied Communications I for Arts & Science
COMM 13 Applied Communications II for Arts & Science
COMM 5001 Communication, Professionalism and Leadership
COMP 222 Computer Application Fundamentals
GENE 36 Introduction to Nutrition
MATH 35 Business Mathematics
SOCI 10 Introductory Sociology

Admission Requirements

Secondary School Diploma including Math 11 and English 12, or equivalent. Students must meet one of the following language requirements:

  • Canadian College English Placement test, Pass

  • Smrt English English 140, Pass

  • St. Lawrence College ESL Advanced Level Certificate, Pass with 60%

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum score of 5.5 in each section

  • TOEFL 213 (computer-based test), TOEFL 78 (internet-based test)

For more information about the English Proficiency test, click here.


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:


    After completing my first year of studies at Humber College (Civil Engineering Technology) in 2012, I felt like I needed to make a change in my life. That same year I decided to move from Toronto to Kingston where I continued my last two years of studies at St. Lawrence College. I had no idea what to expect, but from the first moment I walked into the College, I knew that I had made the right decision. I was greeted with nothing but energy and enthusiasm and I was able to transfer all my credits, and graduate in two years. The professors and the program itself offer so many opportunities for the students to excel and succeed, in both their academic and professional roles. At St. Lawrence College students are a priority and the staff go over and above to show their commitment. This includes, but is not limited to staying after hours to answer questions and maintaining communication with students during the weekends or Holidays. I believe it is a privilege to have been able to attend this school and I am glad I made that decision.

    Civil Engineering is a unique field. There are plenty of job opportunities and a variety of exciting areas of work from drafting and design to the field and lab. What I like best is you are able to see the product of your work and really feel like you’re contributing.

    Since graduating from St. Lawrence College, I have been able to experience two distinct fields of engineering, road construction and structural. I am currently working as a Field Engineer for EllisDon and that was made possible only due to hard work, determination, and through the support of the program faculty at St. Lawrence College. If I had one word of advice for students graduating in the upcoming years, it would be to work hard and be determined to reach all your goals, because St. Lawrence College really opens the door for bright future!

    Rafal Pindiu
    Field Engineer


    Rafal Pindiur, Field Engineer

    Program Contact

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    Admissions Information

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    Additional Information

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