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Ontario College Certificate

General Arts & Science – University Profile (Certificate)

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

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Program Overview

Who is this program ideal for?

A General Arts and Science certificate is perfect for you if:

  • You're not sure you're ready for university
  • You want an opportunity to get a fresh start in small classroom settings
  • You want holistic, personalized advising that enhances academic and personal success
  • You want to enhance your social and cultural awareness

What will you learn?

Our General Arts and Science certificate program will allow you to:

  • Experience a multidisciplinary curriculum
  • Adjust to post-secondary learning environments
  • Develop confidence and build strong academic and communication skills
  • Define your academic, career and personal goals
  • Earn transfer credits that can be applied to future studies

Why Sheridan?

At Sheridan, you'll enjoy:

  • Small classes (maximum of 40 students)
  • Exposure to six fields of study in your first year
  • Faculty who are highly credentialed experts in their specializations
  • Your own personal academic adviser

PGAUC

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    INFO 10937Computer Communications and Data Presentations3
    ENGL10102Principles of Academic Writing and Research3
    PHIL 13278Philosophy from the Inside Out3
    SOCI 17221 Principles of Sociology 3
    PSYC 16571 Principles of Psychology 3
    LIFE 16367 College Success1
    Total:16
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PHIL 16121 Philosophy - An Introduction 3
    ENGL 17889 Composition and Rhetoric 3
    SOCI 20839 Diversity in Canadian Society 3
    HUMN18823 Humanities and Western Civilization 3
    GNED General Education Elective 3
    Total:15

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

OR

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Sheridan’s General Arts and Science certificate program provides introductory courses in a wide variety of disciplines.

Past students in this program have gone on to pursue careers in such fields as:

  • Social work and counselling
  • Communication, culture and information technology
  • Political science
  • Media and film
  • Public relations and communications
  • Government sectors
  • Business
  • Non-profit organizations

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Co-op

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, graduates will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  • Develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  • Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  • Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
  • Employ basic vocational, skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences of Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Internship

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,088.05
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$16,929.05

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Frequently Asked Questions

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Professional Sales Certificate

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Program Transition

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Earn your Masters degree

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Transfer Opportunities

As a graduate of Sheridan’s General Arts and Science certificate program, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to one of our partner universities and apply transfer credits towards your degree (students need to meet the university’s admissions requirements).

Admission requirements may vary from university to university. Please also note that transfer agreements will refer to specific programs at a given university.

Your academic adviser will be able to guide you through this process and answer any questions you have.

GAS-U certificate grads can transfer to any one of the following universities:

And many more!

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Clinical Placements

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Articulation Agreements

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

Program availability

Ontario College Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PGAUC

Ontario College Certificate
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Sep 2021 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Sep 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2022 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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