General Arts and Science Certificate (College Transfer) - 230

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
This program is designed to offer transfer pathways to additional programs at the college level.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Develop essential employability skills such as strong communication, critical thinking, and socio-cultural awareness.
  • Customize your schedule with a wide range of electives chosen from your areas of interest delivered in blended and online learning environments.
  • Get a fresh start by upgrading and achieving the entrance-level requirements and transfer credits needed for other competitive college and university programs.
  • Enjoying your first year of studies and want to learn more? Continue into the second year of this program – the General Arts and Science (University Transfer) Diploma, and unlock additional university pathway opportunities.

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to a wide variety of course options in the humanities and social science disciplines to broaden your understanding of the world around you.
  • Critically evaluate global and social issues and topics by demonstrating an understanding of interdisciplinary connections between society, culture, environment, politics and history.
  • Develop communication skills to a level required by business and other professions.
  • Gain essential employability skills that will be applicable in both your future career and post-secondary educational aspirations.

Who Should Apply

  • Unsure about your future? Discover your interests and passion by taking a wide variety of course options in the humanities and social science disciplines to broaden your understanding of the world around you.
  • Missing admission requirements for a college program? Need a fresh start? Obtain your admission requirements, upgrade your academic skills and earn credits toward your future program.
  • Looking for a pathway to university? Considering completing the General Arts & Science two-year Diploma (208)? Start off in the one-year Certificate to gain confidence and enhance your abilities before committing to the two-year diploma.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$704.63 $635.86

Optional Ancillary Fees 

$104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,163.10 $2,034.33
Total 1st Year Fees $4,197.43

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2019 - 2020 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

$7,490.57 $7,550.57

Optional Ancillary Fees

$104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,045.00 $7,970.00
Total 1st Year Fees $16,015.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Grade 10 Mathematics, D or P level or equivalent is recommended for students taking Math and Science courses

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Participating in experiential learning opportunities via partnerships within the Hamilton community.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

  • Continue your studies by enrolling in our two-year General Arts & Science 208 (University Transfer) Diploma. With your first year of studies already completed, you can move directly into second year in the Fall semester.
    • Completion of the General Arts & Science 208 Diploma will maximize your credit transfers to university in a Social Sciences and Humanities discipline and unlock our articulation agreements with McMaster University, the University of Toronto-Mississauga and Athabasca University.
  • Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**:
    • Students and graduates are encouraged to speak to faculty or staff about pathways opportunities.
    • View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
  • Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Your future career options

  • Obtaining a postsecondary certificate in General Arts and Science equips you with the essential employability skills that employers are seeking and offers a postsecondary credential that is often a requirement for various fields of employment.

Where you could work includes:

  • HealthCare
  • Hospitality
  • Sales
  • Business
  • Data collection and Research

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Video Resources

Learn more about the General Arts and Science program.

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Email: intl.representatives@mohawkcollege.ca
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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