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General Arts and Science Certificate

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  • Objectives
    This program provides students with the opportunity to earn a one-year, Ontario college certificate. The curriculum combines general education choices with an exploration of vocational interests and employment competencies. Students meet with a staff member to develop an individualized educational plan based on academic needs and interests and on possible career directions. Elective course choices depend on space in classes, timetable constraints, and prerequisite courses. Most students choose this option as a bridge to another college program or to university studies.
  • Academic Title
    General Arts and Science Certificate
  • Course description
          Semester 1
        * ENG1550   -   002   -   College Writing I

          The purpose of the course is to give students practice in the fundamentals of college level writing and research.

        * ENG1551   -   001   -   Writing Fundamentals: Ind. Study

          This course is required in the first semester of most post-secondary programs at Cambrian. The purpose of the course is to allow students to develop their independent learning skills and to review the fundamental conventions of Standard English.

          ANY 1
        * ISP1001   -   003   -   Introductory Computer Skills

          This course focuses on the skills required to use the computer as a practical tool. Students will develop skills in word processing, presentation graphics, email, and Internet for research purposes. They will also learn the basic terminology and concepts associated with computers.

        * SCI1010   -   004   -   Biology and the Natural World

          This course is designed for students who have an interest in the natural world and biology but who have a limited background. Its ojective is to give students an understanding of the important concepts of biology and to create an appreciation of how biology relates to their everyday lives.

          Any 3 or 4 credit college level mathematics
          CHOOSE 5 TO 7 ELECTIVE CREDITS

          Semester 2
        * ENG1751   -   001   -   Job Search Skills: Ind. Study

          Prerequisite: ENG 1551 Through guided independent study, students will explore the job search process in detail and gain a comprehensive understanding of the theories and practices that lead to successful job searching and career planning. This course will also encourage further development of the independent learning skills and strategies practiced in ENG 1551 and 1581.

        * GEN1100   -   003   -   Thinking, Reasoning, Relating

          Thinking, Reasoning and Relating is a course designed to give students an opportunity to explore, evaluate, and enhance critical thinking skills. Through examination of various reasoning processes and practical applications, students will be encouraged to develop essential thinking strategies used in problem-solving and decision-making.

        * PSY2700   -   003   -   Client Comm. & Leadership Develop

          This course examines a number of psychological topics relevant to the work environment. This course is intended to provide the student with the skills necessary to lead and support clients in a variety of settings. Students will acquire knowledge about interpersonal communication theory and will have the opportunity to incorporate these skills in the development of their own personal leadership style. Topics include communication theory, self awareness, perception, listening, non-verbal behaviour, conflict management and negotiation skills, team building, group problem-solving and decision-making, and leadership. Students will be given the opportunity to assess their own values, beliefs, and biases for each of the areas studied.

          CHOOSE 11 TO 14 ELECTIVE CREDITS

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