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Ontario College Certificate

General Arts & Science – University Profile (Certificate)

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on 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

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

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

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    HUMN 18823 Intersections of World History 3
    ENGL10102 Principles of Academic Writing and Research 3
    PHIL 13278 Philosophy from the Inside Out 3
    SOCI 17221 Principles of Sociology 3
    PSYC 16571 Principles of Psychology 3
    LIFE 16367  College Success 1
    Total: 16
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PHIL 16121 Believing in a Social World 3
    ENGL 17889 Composition and Rhetoric 3
    SOCI 20839 Diversity in Canadian Society 3
    Option 1: MATH 29264 Advanced Functions and Data Modelling 3
    Option 2: SCIE22405 The Science of Everyday Life 3
    GNED General Education Elective 3
    Total: 15

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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 2021–2022 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.

Program Fees

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

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 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. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,101.00
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$17,892.00

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:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

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.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Financial Planning Certification

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Professional Sales Certificate

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

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

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

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!

McMaster University

Graduates of the one-year Sheridan College General Arts and Science certificate program who achieve a cumulative average of 75% (cGPA 3.3) or greater may be eligible for transfer credit of up to 15 units toward their B.A. program in McMaster University’s Faculty of Social Sciences. Transfer credit will be determined at the time of admission.

Sheridan PSB

General Arts & Science University Profile – GAUC and GASU at Sheridan and have achieved a minimum of 3.0 GPA – to transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA programs.

  • Students will be granted up to 24 credits (breadth electives) of the 120 credits required for a BBA undergraduate degree
  • Must have a cumulative program GPA of 3.0 (B or 70%).

At the end of Term 1 General Arts & Science University Profile Certificate (GAUC), students who have achieved a minimum of 2.5 Cumulative GPA, can transfer into a Business Diploma Program.

  • Students will be granted up to 9 elective credits of the 72 credits required for a business diploma
  • Students will be granted up to 12 elective credits of the 108 credits required for a 3 year Advanced Business Diploma

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

Clinical Placements

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

Articulation Agreements

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


Helpful links

Program Summary

Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

Program availability

Ontario College Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PGAUC

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

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