Canadian College delivers the two-year diploma program in greater Vancouver. Students can apply through Canadian College at http://canadiancollege.com/en/application. Graduates receive a Canadian College diploma and a St. Lawrence College diploma upon successful completion of the program.
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.
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.
This course enhances your knowledge and appreciation of the importance of nutrition to health and wellbeing and the connection between excess and deficient nutrient intake and ill health. Topics include the Canada Food Guide, the basic nutrients, the processes of digestion/absorption, nutrition-related diseases, weight management, and food labels and nutrition information reliability. Students analyze their personal dietary intake and activity level and subsequently plan meal patterns that are conducive to personal health and weight management.
This course is designed for you to plan and implement effective stress managementstrategies in your personal lives. You will develop an informed understanding ofthe nature of stress and the stress response including causes, signs and symptoms,effects and impact. The course will then focus on the development of skills toreduce the negative impact of stress and to redirect inevitable stressors towardshealth and well-being. Students will analyse the impact of stress in their own livesand apply stress management strategies by designing, implementing and evaluatinga personal wellness plan.
This course is designed to help students develop and practice the communication skills needed to succeed in college and workforce environments. Emphasis is placed on improving foundational communication strategies-reading, writing, listening, and speaking—and on developing research and critical thinking skills.
This course provides a general overview of human interaction in Canadian society. Students will become familiar with a variety of factors which affect group behaviour, and individual behaviour within the group: factors such as cultural influences, socialization, norms, beliefs, and values. (3 hrs. per week)
This course is designed to enhance knowledge and appreciation of movies. Students will learn about the history of film, how films are made, how the movie industry operates, and how to appreciate and analyze films. The course is essential for anyone who wants to develop a life-long joy for movies. (3 hrs. per week)
This course will set in motion the exploration of one’s own values and biases with regard to cultural diversity. The course will enable students to better understand similarities and differences among ethnic groups which in turn will help them to appreciate the uniqueness of our own society. Topics as multiculturalism policy, education, racism and current issues will be examined. (3 hrs. per week)
Prerequisite: None .
This course may be chosen from a number of courses which meet "General Education" requirements.
Restricted electives which must be chosen in consultation with Faculty from the School of Business. Each restricted elective will usually be chosen from Business or Business - Technology courses which are not already required for the specific diploma, and for which the student has the required pre-requisite.
Restricted electives which must be chosen in consultation with Faculty from the School of Business. Each restricted elective will usually be chosen from Business or Business - Technology courses which are not already required for the specific diploma, and for which the student has the required prerequisite.
Fine or Applied/Performance Arts course
In this preparatory course, students begin integrating many of the skills learned from previous G.A.S. courses to begin demonstrating integrated G.A.S. Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and the Essential Employability Skills (EES). Specifically, in this pre-capstone course, students will explore case studies and be guided in identifying and articulating problems in communities as well as outlining the implications of these problems. Students will work both collaboratively and independently to research a community of interest to identify a problem. By the end of the course, students select one problem in preparation for GAAS 200.
In this experiential and active-learning course, students integrate many of the skills learned from previous GAS courses to demonstrate integrated G.A.S. Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and the Essential Employability Skills (EES). Specifically, in this capstone course, students will clearly identify and articulate a problem in a community; outline the implications of this problem, including potential stakeholders; gather data that accurately describes this problem; analyze and present their data; synthesize their research findings; and coherently summarize and present a feasible solution.
Prerequisite(s): GAAS 100
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
- Smart 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.
Fees are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters.
Tuition fees are subject to change pending confirmation of provincial Ministry Funding rates for 2023-2024.
Fees for this program are set by Canadian College and are available on their website at: http://canadiancollege.com/en/fees.