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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)

Brockville

Canadian Fees

2016-17 Tuition fee is $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $789.55. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International Tuition fee is $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,467.55. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

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 2016-17

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

    I always knew from a child that I wanted to be a Paramedic, I loved the thought of helping people in times of need. I chose SLC because of its smaller atmosphere, I felt like people actually got to know each other rather than just being a number at a giant college. The Paramedic Program staff at SLC were amazing, you could tell they were truly passionate about what they do and they don’t just clock in and clock out to get paid.

    The Paramedic Program was extremely challenging and pushed me in every way. I am so happy I chose to do the Paramedic Program at SLC because it prepared me for the real world. I moved to Alberta right after school, it was always my dream to live out west, I knew this previous to starting college. It was a rough start when I first got out here, the work was scattered all over and the province is very different in many ways, it took some getting used to. I started working as an Industrial Medic the summer after I graduated in 2010. I worked very hard for two years and put in a lot of hours I was able to get on with a company in 2013 called Advanced Paramedic Ltd. (APL) as the logistics coordinator, I since then have been promoted to Industrial Medical Supervisor and oversee about 20+ medics in the field.

    St. Lawrence College provided me the tools to succeed in my current role. I would never have been prepared for the work load in the field if it wasn’t for Dan Shannon pushing me to do my best at all times. Going to SLC was the best decision I made, it opened the doors to where I am today and I like where I am today a whole lot!

    Pam Secord
    Industrial Medical Supervisor
    Advanced Paramedic LTD (APL)



    Pam Secord

    Program Contact

    Bill Chafe
    BChafe@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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