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General Arts

General Arts

One Year Certificate

Program Code:GAP
Campus:King, Newnham, Seneca@York
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

The General Arts one-year certificate program provides you with a general education and an opportunity to explore other college programs. You may select courses from a wide range of disciplines to meet your individual needs. Areas of selection include the Humanities, Social and other Behavioural Sciences, and courses in Technology and/or Business Studies. An effective career-counselling component will help you choose and prepare for more career-specific postsecondary education.

Academic Opportunities

Graduates utilize the skills acquired in the program to enter the working world or pursue further education. Educational opportunities may include:

  • Transferring to another diploma program
  • Transferring to the two-year Liberal Arts program, which may provide pathways to university programs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Future

Students who are not sure what program they wish to pursue at the college level will find the General Arts certificate program a wonderful way to explore career programs and to experience college life. Graduates enter the work world with excellent life skills or go on to higher education well prepared. General Arts certificate students often move into other college diploma programs.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Newnham & Seneca@York Campuses

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
MTH159 or
MTH259 or
MTH359
Introduction to Mathematics (Algebra) or
Topics in Modern Mathematics or
Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics
NAT108 Understanding Science and Technology
PSY355 Applied Psychology of Learning and Careers
SOC122 Introduction to Social Sciences
 
Semester 2
CAN149 Current Issues in Canada
PSY191 Foundations of Psychology I
plus: Professional Option Course/General Education Course
plus: Professional Option Course/General Education Course
plus: Professional Option Course/General Education Course
 
Professional Options
ACC120 Accounting Basics I
ARW250 Academic Research and Writing
ARE350 Academic Research and Writing II
BEA001 CAD Fundamentals
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview
BUS106 Business - It's Nature and Environment
CAN604 A Social History of Canada
FPF190 Fire Protection Fundamentals
HUM100 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought I
HUM200 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought II
HUM301 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought III
HUM389 European Art and Culture
HUM400 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought IV
ITC111 Introduction to Customs
JBC111 Introduction to Journalism
MRK106 Marketing I
PSY291 Foundations of Psychology II
RTV141 Media Writing
RTV336 News Reporting I
SCL191 Introduction to Sociology I: Social Inequality
SCL291 Introduction to Sociology II: Social Inequality
SOC122 Introduction to Social Sciences
SWL136 Introduction to Social Problems
YKC100 Critical Thinking I
YKC200 Critical Thinking II
YKL100 Introduction to World Literature I
YKL200 Introduction to World Literature II

King Campus

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
MTH159 Introduction to Mathematics (Algebra)
PSY555 Creative Problem Solving
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 2
HIS102 From Colonies to Nations in The English World
SOC225 or
SOC600
Sociology and Canadian Society: Contemporary Issues or
Introduction to Sociology
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
 

2015/2016 Academic Year

Newnham & Seneca@York Campuses

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
MTH159 or
MTH259 or
MTH359
Introduction to Mathematics (Algebra) or
Topics in Modern Mathematics or
Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics
NAT108 Understanding Science and Technology
PSY355 Applied Psychology of Learning and Careers
SOC122 Introduction to Social Sciences
 
Semester 2
CAN149 Current Issues in Canada
PSY191 Foundations of Psychology I
plus: Professional Option Course/General Education Course
plus: Professional Option Course/General Education Course
plus: Professional Option Course/General Education Course
 
Professional Options
ACC120 Accounting Basics I
ARW250 Academic Research and Writing
ARE350 Academic Research and Writing II
BEA001 CAD Fundamentals
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview
BUS106 Business - It's Nature and Environment
CAN604 A Social History of Canada
FPF190 Fire Protection Fundamentals
HUM100 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought I
HUM200 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought II
HUM301 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought III
HUM389 European Art and Culture
HUM400 Humanities: The Development of Western Thought IV
ITC111 Introduction to Customs
JBC111 Introduction to Journalism
MRK106 Marketing I
PSY291 Foundations of Psychology II
RTV141 Media Writing
RTV336 News Reporting I
SCL191 Introduction to Sociology I: Social Inequality
SCL291 Introduction to Sociology II: Social Inequality
SOC122 Introduction to Social Sciences
SWL136 Introduction to Social Problems
YKC100 Critical Thinking I
YKC200 Critical Thinking II
YKL100 Introduction to World Literature I
YKL200 Introduction to World Literature II

King

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
MTH159 Introduction to Mathematics (Algebra)
PSY555 Creative Problem Solving
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 2
HIS102 From Colonies to Nations in The English World
SOC225 or
SOC600
Sociology and Canadian Society: Contemporary Issues or
Introduction to Sociology
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course
 

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor:
Newnham and Seneca@York Campuses:
Maureen Massicot
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22014
Maureen.Massicot@senecacollege.ca
Domestic Admissions Advisor:
King Campus:
Daniela Zarpellon
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
Daniela.Zarpellon@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisors:
Newnham Campus: Ashitha Jacob
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22584
Ashitha.Jacob@senecacollege.ca
Seneca@York Campus: Vernette Fulgence
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44752
Vernette.Fulgence@senecacollege.ca
King Campus: Daniela Zarpellon
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55017
Daniela.Zarpellon@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinators:
Newnham Campus: Riaz Saloojee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22045
Riaz.Saloojee@senecacollege.ca
Seneca@York Campus: Adam Phillips
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33841
Adam.Phillips@senecacollege.ca
King Campus: Ted Tom
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55159
Ted.Tom@senecacollege.ca
Program Chairs:
Newnham and Seneca@York: Camille Soucie
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22309
Camille.Soucie@senecacollege.ca
King: Mona Nouroozifar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
Mona.Nouroozifar@senecacollege.ca
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