General Arts and Science - Shki Miikan (New Road)
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2017
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.
Graduates may use the Shki Miikan foundation year as a pathway to further studies at the college level. Others may choose to seek employment in supportive occupations requiring a general education or with organizations that prefer to administer their own training program.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- articulate aspects of one's identity in order to embark on a path towards a lifelong wellness journey;
- examine personal accountability, professionalism, and ethical behaviour;
- identify generational factors that contribute to health, social, entrepreneurial and economic issues affecting Indigenous communities;
- discuss cultural awareness and sensitivity through an exploration of Indigenous culture, language, tradition, and healing;
- show awareness of cultural diversification;
- plan and prepare a variety of communications and presentations;
- identify environmental sustainable practices in the community to preserve the culture and traditions.
The Program Progression
- Sem 1: Fall 2017
- Sem 2: Winter 2018
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:
8 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
2 General Education Courses
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.
|COMP 1003||Microcomputer Applications|
|GNED 1010||Ojibwe Language and Culture 1|
|GNED 2055||Ojibwe Language and Culture 2|
|INDG 1000||Personal Growth and Development|
|INDG 1001||Indigenous Heritage, Tradition and Culture|
|INDG 1002||Indigenous Community and Family Life|
|INDG 1003||Introduction to Psychology: An Indigenous Perspective|
|INDG 1004||Holistic Health and Healing|
|Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.|
|General Education Courses|
|Select 2 courses from the general education list during registration.|
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.