General Arts & Science | St. Clair College

Program Overview

This program updates the academic skills of students still exploring their career and vocational options. The program is aimed at improving the academic foundation for future career or program choices. A career counseling component helps students to determine and prepare for further post-secondary education.

The curriculum offers upgrading in English and Math. However, it is primarily social science based by offering courses that may be used as electives, as students progress through their chosen post- secondary education.

Program Highlights

  • Exploring a variety of courses to discover what other programs or areas of study you may be interested in.
  • Smaller class sizes which provide an opportunity to build rapport with fellow classmates and your professor.
  • Gain valuable tools and essential employability skills needed to be successful at the college level.
  • The freedom to select from a variety of elective courses that interest you the most.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program often continue their studies in areas of education such as Liberal Arts, Early Childhood Education, Business, and many more.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
SSC160
Basic Psychology
3
ENG200W
Written Communications II
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
MTH80A
Mathematics Essentials
3
GAS65
Career And College Exploration
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ENG100P
Introductory Oral Communication
3
SSC164
Intro To Sociology
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
BUS108
Introduction To Canadian Business
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2020-2021 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

General Arts and Science (Ontario College Certificate) (MTCU Code 44700)

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  1. Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  2. Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  3. Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  4. 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.
  5. Employ basic vocational, skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences or Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).