What will I learn?

Program Description

This program is a flexible program that provides students with access to a wide variety of post secondary options. While exploring different areas of study such as community services, business, health sciences, and technology and working toward a college certificate or diploma, students earn credits that may be transferred to other college programs or university. The program focuses on developing enhanced skills in communication, critical thinking and computer literacy to build a solid foundation for future studies and career success. This program offers students the opportunity to:

  • Design a program of study that upgrades their qualifications for other university and college programs.
  • Obtain a general post-secondary education before deciding on a career path.
  • Personalize a program of study based on their goals and interests.
  • Earn credits that can be transferred to a variety of program areas at college or university.
  • Attend college even if they have been unable to gain entry into the program of their choice due to limited enrolment.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Develop communication skills to a level required by business and industry
  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving techniques
  • Develop a general knowledge of a variety of subjects that will contribute to developing insights into self and society
  • Function successfully in a post-secondary educational environment
  • Transfer the credits gained in approved courses towards a baccalaureate (B.A./B.Sc) at selected universities or to other college programs.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, students may find employment in all occupations requiring a general education or with firms/agencies that provide their own training. A wide variety of entry-level positions exist in all economic sectors, such as business, finance, retail and sales, hospitality, arts, culture, recreation and sports. Many graduates of this program continue their studies in other college or university programs.

GAS Exploratory – 2 year program Timmins campus only

G045 (PC) Timmins Campus September start only. * 4 Semesters.

Additional Information Regarding: Semesters 3 & 4 (Diploma Program)

Twenty courses at a post-secondary level are required for a two-year diploma. Students who choose the diploma option of the General Arts and Science program will select courses they wish to study. Students who have NOT completed Year 1 of College Exploration G261, must complete the 4 mandatory courses (Communication I and Communications II and Computer Applications I and Computer Application II).

Which department am I in?

Northern College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Tuition Fees Estimate for 1st Year (Fall: CAN $14,377.50 /; Winter (Business Focus): CAN $15,300)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 September 2021

Venue

Northern College

Timmins Campus,

4715 Highway 101 East,

SOUTH PORCUPINE,

Ontario (ON),

P0N 1H0, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum requirement for admission to a post-secondary program is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD/OSSGD) or its equivalent, including Grade 12 English. Individuals who are 19 years of age or older may apply as mature students. IELTS 6.0, Internet based TOEFL 79.

For international students

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Grade 12 English (C, U)
  • Grade 10 Math (MFM2P or equivalent)
  • Or equivalent.
  • Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program).

Proficiency Tests for International applicants for whom English is a second language must demonstrate proficiency in both spoken and written English by taking the following:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall score of 6.0 must be achieved, with no individual Band score under 5.5.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 58+

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of 550 paper and 213 computer-based; 79-IBT.

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About this uni

Northern College is one of 24 public colleges of applied arts and technology in Ontario, Canada and is rated number one for employer satisfaction.

  • Offers best-in-class college programs to suit every student
  • Located in small but safe and friendly communities
  • Blends quality teaching with industry required skills
  • Ideally located for seasonal sports and activities