Program Description

This one-year certificate program fulfils admission requirements for direct transfer into additional college programs. 

This program is design for those who:

  • Are not sure about their future 
  • Are keeping their options open while working towards a certificate, diploma or degree
  • Are missing admission requirements for a college program

Obtain admission requirements, upgrade academic skills and even earn credits toward future programs. If you are looking for a pathway to university, this program prepares you for success at any level. Choose from a wide selection of course options that, upon successful completion, can lead to future studies in Business, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Human Services and many other college and university programs.

Gain transferable academic employability and skills that promote student success in postsecondary education and in the workforce.

*If you are a Six Nations band member, the deadline for funding from GRPSEO is May 1st. Please make sure your application to the program and to the funding agency are both complete by the May 1st deadline.

This program is offered in partnership with Mohawk College.


Term 1

  • First Year Foundations

Options Group 1 (select 1)

Options Group 2 (select 3)

  • Preparatory Biology
  • History: Myth and Reality
  • Mathematics 1 - General Arts and Science
  • G.A.S. Option 1
  • G.A.S. Option 2
  • G.A.S. Option 3
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Plagues and People: A History of Disease and Medicine
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Aging in Society
  • Popular Culture
  • Introductory Anthropology
  • Canadian Politics
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Human Relations
  • Society, Technology and Social Issues

Term 2

  • Introduction to Critical Thinking

Options Group 1: Select 4

  • Art Through the Ages
  • Preparatory Chemistry
  • Literature for General Arts & Science
  • History of War and Society: 20th Century
  • Issues in Health and Healing
  • Math
  • G.A.S. Option 4
  • G.A.S. Option 5
  • G.A.S. Option 6
  • G.A.S. Option 7
  • Preparatory Physics
  • Human Sexuality
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Globalization
  • Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Race and Ethnic Dynamics
  • Sociology: Diversity and Social Change
Admission Requirements: 
  • OSSD or equivalent including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 10 Mathematics, D (Academic) or P (Applied) level recommended for math & science courses
  • Options for Mature Students available
Career Paths: 

Academic Opportunities:

  • Human Services
  • Practical Nursing
  • Social Sciences
  • Media Studies
  • Health Specialist
  • Business   

Enhance your chances of acceptance into competitive programs at Mohawk, other colleges and Canadian universities

Career Opportunities:

  • Healthcare Workers
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Television Broadcasters
  • Researchers
  • Lawyers
  • Professors and Teachers. 

No other program provides you with the opportunity to explore as many different academic and career paths as General Arts and Science