General Arts and Science (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.

Program Highlights

  • Designed to help you achieve successful entry to your desired college program and reach your career potential.
  • Flexibility and wide range of electives offered allow you to customize your learning based on your specific areas of interest.
  • Pathway into future college studies with possible transfer credit into your program of choice.
  • Serves as a bridge for you to upgrade and achieve the entrance-level requirements needed for competitive college programs.

What you'll learn

  • Wide variety of course options available that, upon successful program completion, can lead you to future studies in business, health sciences, social sciences, human services and other college programs.
  • Gain transferable academic and employability skills that will help you succeed in postsecondary education and in the workplace.
  • Develop communications competence to a level required by business and other industries.

Who Should Apply

  • Not sure about your future? Keep your options open while you work towards your certificate, diploma or degree.
  • Missing admission requirements for a college program? Obtain your admission requirements, upgrade your academic skills and even earn credits toward your future program.
  • Looking for a pathway to university? This program prepares students for success at any level.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

Thinking about coming to Mohawk?

Attend a College Information Session to:

  • Get help completing your application
  • Learn more about what Mohawk has to offer

Book your session now




Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,221.51 $2,158.41
Total 1st Year Fees $4,379.92

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,792.97 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees $15,510.94

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


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?

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Participating in experiential learning opportunities via partnerships within the Hamilton community.
  • Interacting with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of classroom goals/expectations.
  • Through varied and universally designed assessments across a wide-range of subject areas.



Where you can go next

  • 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.

  • Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • See 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.
  • Graduates of the General Arts and Science program are prepared to pursue careers in every industry. Our students have gone on to become healthcare workers, engineers, entrepreneurs, television broadcasters, researchers, lawyers, and even professors in our program.

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

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students

International Students
Contact International
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 our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
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).

    Hayley Hopkins

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Jan 2019
Sep 2019
Jan 2020

International Students

David Thompson

"Studying abroad is something that everyone should do. I feel that my experience at Mohawk College helps to shape my view on life, opens my mind to other people, culture and ways to live life. There is no smarter shortcut to a bright future than education when it is high quality and relevant. My role as the international recruiter at Mohawk was a result of the experience from Mohawk."