General Arts and Science - Shki Miikan (New Road)

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

Description

During this foundation year, students embark on a personal journey of discovery. Students develop a solid academic base, assess education and career options, and develop self-management skills. Through Indigenous language and teachings, students explore their sense of cultural identity. Traditional teachings and smudging are integrated daily throughout each academic semester in social activities, individual program courses, and Traditional Teacher/Elder visits.

Please note: Indigenous includes First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Non Status People.

Career Opportunities

  1. articulate aspects of one's identity in order to embark on a path towards a lifelong wellness journey;
  2. examine personal accountability, professionalism, and ethical behaviour;
  3. identify generational factors that contribute to health, social, entrepreneurial and economic issues affecting Indigenous communities;
  4. discuss cultural awareness and sensitivity through an exploration of Indigenous culture, language, tradition, and healing;
  5. show awareness of cultural diversification;
  6. plan and prepare a variety of communications and presentations;
  7. identify environmental sustainable practices in the community to preserve the culture and traditions.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. articulate aspects of one's identity in order to embark on a path towards a lifelong wellness journey;
  2. examine personal accountability, professionalism, and ethical behaviour;
  3. identify generational factors that contribute to health, social, entrepreneurial and economic issues affecting Indigenous communities;
  4. discuss cultural awareness and sensitivity through an exploration of Indigenous culture, language, tradition, and healing;
  5. show awareness of cultural diversification;
  6. plan and prepare a variety of communications and presentations;
  7. identify environmental sustainable practices in the community to preserve the culture and traditions.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2018
  • Sem 2: Winter 2019

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

8 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
2 General Education 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

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
COMP 1003 Microcomputer Applications 42
GNED 1010 Ojibwe Language and Culture 1 42
INDG 1000 Personal Growth and Development 42
INDG 1001 Indigenous Heritage, Tradition and Culture 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
General Education Course  
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. 42
 Hours252
Semester 2
Program Courses  
GNED 2055 Ojibwe Language and Culture 2 42
INDG 1002 Indigenous Community and Family Life 42
INDG 1003 Introduction to Psychology: An Indigenous Perspective 42
INDG 1004 Holistic Health and Healing 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
General Education Course  
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. 42
 Hours252
 Total Hours504

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.  

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