General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes

Program: EAPC
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Delivery: Full-time + Part-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Summer 2023
Location: Barrie


In this program, English Language Learners (ELLs) develop English proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, and listening. Students also focus on essential skills for success and communication skills in various contexts. Language learning is facilitated through interactive activities, assignments, group work, multi-media materials and in-class instruction. Students explore Canadian social and cultural contexts, as well as personal, abstract and global topics.

Career Opportunities

While most students choose English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as a pathway to further studies, some graduates of the program may find employment in occupations requiring English language proficiency. Graduates may transfer their acquired English language skills to career advancement and opportunities in other countries.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. develop an awareness of self and society in an intercultural setting;
  2. express information and ideas in a variety of forms;
  3. utilize critical thinking and problem solving techniques in Canadian academic and professional situations;
  4. evaluate current issues and events to explore personal and social responsibility in a global context;
  5. apply teamwork skills to a level suitable for business and industry;
  6. employ effective English language communication skills to function independently in an English language environment;
  7. examine environmental sustainability practices within the Canadian context;
  8. identify entrepreneurial strategies applicable to Canadian business and society.

Program Progression

The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2022
  • Sem 2: Winter 2023

Winter Intake

  • Sem 1: Winter 2023
  • Sem 2: Summer 2023

Summer Intake

  • Sem 1: Summer 2023
  • Sem 2: Fall 2023


A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with ONE of the following:

  • the completion of General English as a Second Language 4 with a minimum average of 60%
  • Georgian College English for Academic Purposes placement test
  • IELTS (see minimum requirement details below)
  • TOEFL (see minimum requirement details below)

IELTS (academic) for direct entry to Georgian College EAP

Overall IELTS Score Writing and Speaking Requirements Minimums Georgian College EAPC Entry Level
5.5 5.5 8
5.5. 5.0 7
5.0 5.0 6
5.0 4.5 5

TOEFL for direct entry to Georgian College EAP

Overal TOEFL Score Writing Requirement Minimum Speaking Requirement Minimum Georgian College EAPC Entry Level
62+ 22 22 8
50-61 20-21 20-21 7
40-49 18-19 18-19 6
31-39 15-17 15-17 5

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Additional Information

Students take a placement test at Georgian College, or submit an official, valid IELTS or TOEFL Test Report Form at the time of admission to determine the appropriate starting level.

In order to be eligible for the Ontario College Certificate, students must complete a minimum of levels seven and eight.

Graduation Requirements

12 Program Courses
3 Program Option Courses - 6 credits selected from 2 streams (3 or 4 courses)

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Program Tracking

The following reflects the planned course sequence for full-time offerings of the Fall intake of the program. Where more  than one intake is offered  contact the program co-ordinator for the program tracking.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
EAPC 1501 Writing and Grammar 5 42
EAPC 1502 Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 5 42
EAPC 1503 Reading and Vocabulary 5 42
EAPC 1601 Writing and Grammar 6 42
EAPC 1602 Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 6 42
EAPC 1603 Reading and Vocabulary 6 42
Program Option Courses  
Select two 21-hour courses from the available list during registration. A 42-hour general education course may also be considered. Contact the Program Co-ordinator for further details. 42
Semester 2
Program Courses  
EAPC 1701 Writing and Grammar 7 42
EAPC 1702 Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 7 42
EAPC 1703 Reading and Vocabulary 7 42
EAPC 1801 Writing and Grammar 8 42
EAPC 1802 Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation 8 42
EAPC 1803 Reading and Vocabulary 8 42
Program Option Courses  
Select two 21-hour courses from the available list during registration. A 42-hour general education course may also be considered. Contact the Program Co-ordinator for further details. 42
 Total Hours588
Program Option Courses
Available to Streams 1 and 2.
A General Education course may also be available to Stream 2, contact the Program Co-ordinator for details.
EAPC 1000Discovering Business English
EAPC 1001Business Applications
EAPC 1002International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
EAPC 1003English for Research and Study Skills
EAPC 1004English Literature Studies
EAPC 1005Pronunciation
EAPC 1006English and Digital Media
EAPC 1007Critical Thinking and Current Affairs
EAPC 1008English for Health Sciences
EAPC 1009English Through Drama
EAPC 1010Essential Employment Skills for English Language Learners
EAPC 1011Mindfulness Ambassador
EAPC 1012Academic Listening and Note-Taking
EAPC 1013Pronunciation 2

Graduation Window

Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.

Disclaimer: The information in this document is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. 

Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.


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