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General Arts & Science (GAS) Diploma

Canadian College Campus | Program Code: K0871 | Open for International Students
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Overview

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 http://canadiancollege.com/en/application.   


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.

Program Details

Code K0871
Start Date September
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Campus Canadian College
Program Length 2 Years
Delivery Full-Time
Open for international students

Program Highlights

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 Outline

2020-2021

This course provides an introduction to web development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students learn to use HTML to create web pages and to link multiple web pages together. Students also learn how to control the layout and style of web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and to make web pages interactive using JavaScript. Students engage in a sequence of assignments designed to familiarize them with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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.

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be successful in business and financial mathematics. This course emphasizes the development of business-related numeracy and algebraic skills. Topics covered include order of operations, percentages/fractions/ratios, exponents, logarithms, algebra, linear equations, linear systems, linear inequalities, and simple and compound interest. These topics are applied to business concerns such as taxation, allocation, currency conversion and the consumer price index. Graphical optimization to maximize profit and minimize costs is addressed. 

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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)
Prerequisite: None.

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)

Prerequisite: None

(Fall only)
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 is designed to develop critical thinking skills and apply them to contemporary ethical issues. The development of critical thinking skills and ethical reasoning supports students in identifying, assessing, evaluating, and construct logical and valid arguments. Students apply these skills to various ethical issues in the healthcare field.

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.

In this preparatory course, students will begin integrating many of the skills learned from previous GAS courses in order to begin demonstrating integrated GAS 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 in order to identify a problem.  By the end of the course, students should be focused on one problem in preparation for their subsequent Capstone Course.  

In this experiential and active-learning course, students will integrate many of the skills learned from previous GAS courses in order to demonstrate integrated GAS 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 stake-holders; gather data in answering this problem; analyze and visually present their data; synthesize their research findings; and coherently summarize and present a feasible solution.

Prerequisite(s): GAAS 100

Requirements

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
  • 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

Fees for this program are set by Canadian College and are available on their website at: http://canadiancollege.com/en/fees.

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Program Contacts

Program Contact

1-604-688-9366