General Arts and Science - One Year

Program: GASC
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2017, Winter 2018
Location: Barrie

Description

This program offers the student an introduction to college studies, with emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills developed while studying courses in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Many students use the General Arts and Science program as a transition to further studies at either the college or university level. Students can also choose to continue from the one-year certificate to the two-year diploma in General Arts and Science.

Career Opportunities

While most students choose General Arts and Science as a pathway to further studies, some graduates of the program find employment in occupations requiring a general education or with firms that prefer to administer their own training program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society;
  • develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry;
  • utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques;
  • examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society;
  • assess the effect of personal decisions and actions on the environment;
  • employ entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018

Winter Intake

  • Sem 1: Winter 2018
  • Sem 2: Summer 2018

Articulation

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 http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

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: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

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:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Graduation Requirements

7 Mandatory Courses
1 Humanities/Math Course
1 Communications Course
2 Optional Courses 
1 General Education Course

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. 

Requirements

Mandatory Courses
HUMN 1000Critical Thinking
HUMN 1001Critical Thinking in Practice
HUMN 1006Exploring Literature
PSYL 1001Introduction To Psychology
PSYL 1002Introduction to Psychology 2
SOCL 1000Introduction to Sociology
SOCL 1001Introduction to Sociology 2
Humanities/Math Course (determined by student interest)
HUMN 1015Interpreting Literature
MATH 1005Math for Life Sciences (OR MATH 1030 Math for Health and Sciences 1)
Communications Courses
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
General Education Courses
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
Optional Courses
Select 2 courses from the available list during registration. Contact the program co-ordinator for further details.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs 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. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.