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General Arts & Science (Diploma)

This is a St. Lawrence College curriculum delivered by Canadian College. Students receive two diplomas, one from St. Lawrence College and another from Canadian College.

Program Overview

The General Arts & Science Diploma provides a broad liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for the workforce, college programs, or transfer to university. Core courses provide a solid foundation in communications and interpersonal skills, computers, mathematics, analytical skills, science, and general education. Courses are chosen in consultation with the program coordinator, ensuring the right mix to meet each student’s interests and vocational goals.

Requisitos de Admisión

Secondary School Diploma including Math 11 and English 12, or equivalent. Student must meet one of the language requirements.

  • Canadian College of English Language Level 140, Pass with 60%.
  • St. Lawrence College ESL Advanced, Pass with 60%
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each section)

Start dates:

Jan 04 2021 May 03 2021 Sep 07 2021
Jan 04 2022 May 02 2022 Sep 06 2022
2 Years (4 Study Semesters)
St. Lawrence College Diploma
*This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.
Fall (Sept-Dec)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Winter (Jan-Apr)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Summer (May-Aug)


Students are able to work full-time  

Fall (Sept-Dec)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Winter (Jan-Apr)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Summer (May-Aug)


Students are able to work full-time  

Nota: Limited seats available. Contact us or apply online.

Estudia y Trabaja

Work Opportunities

Students registered in all programs at Canadian College are permitted to work part time 20hrs per week during study semesters. During the Summer, vacation students are permitted to work full time.

Oportunidades de Carreras

The General Arts & Science Diploma provides a broad liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for the workforce, college programs, or university. Core courses provide a solid foundation in communications and interpersonal skills, computers, mathematics, analytical skills, science, and general education.

Plan de Estudios

COMM 110 Communications For College

This course is designed to help students develop and practice the communication skills needed to succeed in college and workforce environments. Emphasis is placed on improving foundational communication strategies--reading, writing, listening, and speaking--and on developing research and critical thinking skills.

COMM 42 Critical Thinking

This course is designed to develop critical thinking skills and apply them to contemporary ethical issues. The development of critical thinking skills and ethical reasoning supports students in identifying, assessing, evaluating, and constructing logical and valid arguments. Students will apply these skills to ethical issues in workplace settings.

MATH35 Introductory Business Math

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be successful in business and financial mathematics. This course emphasizes the development of business-related numeracy and algebraic skills. Topics covered include order of operations, percentages/fractions/ratios, exponents, logarithms, algebra, linear equations, linear systems, linear inequalities, and simple and compound interest. These topics are applied to business concerns such as taxation, allocation, currency conversion and the consumer price index.

GENE36 Introduction to Nutrition

This course enhances your knowledge and appreciation of the importance of nutrition to health and wellbeing and the connection between excess and deficient nutrient intake and ill health. Topics include the Canada Food Guide, the basic nutrients, the processes of digestion/absorption, nutrition related diseases, weight management, and food labels and nutrition information reliability. Students analyze their personal dietary intake and activity level and subsequently plan meal patterns that are conducive to personal health and weight management.

GENE 57 Personal Stress Management

This course allows students to plan and implement effective stress management strategies in their personal lives. Students develop an informed understanding of the nature of stress and the stress response including causes, signs and symptoms, effects and impact. The course also focuses on the development of skills to reduce the negative impact of stress and to redirect inevitable stressors to improve health and well-being. Students analyze the impact of stress in their own lives and apply stress management strategies by designing, implementing, and evaluating a personal wellness plan.

GENE 165 Intercultural Communication

This introductory course highlights the complex and dynamic components of cultural groups and their interactions. Students reflect on their own cultures and learn about others through various theoretical perspectives including Social Science, Interpretive Approach, and Critical Approach. Based on concepts of history, power, and identity, students learn how intercultural communication is affected by language, non-verbal communication, culture shock, popular culture, relationships, and conflict. Students discuss how these theories can be used to examine differences between cultures.

GENE 48 Multiculturalism in Society

This course will set in motion the exploration of one’s own values and biases with regard to cultural diversity. The course will enable students to better understand similarities and differences among ethnic groups which in turn will help them to appreciate the uniqueness of our own society. Topics as multiculturalism policy, education, racism and current issues will be examined.

COMP 222 Computer Application Fundamentals

This introductory computer course familiarizes students with the functionality of internal SLC student-driven systems including the student intranet site and email system. It also explores theory and concepts of computer hardware and software with a hands-on introduction to the Windows operating system, file management techniques, databases, and Internet browsers. Students use the current version of Microsoft Office to explore and apply various features of MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel.

SOCI 10 Introductory Sociology

This course provides a general overview of human interaction in Canadian society. Students will become familiar with a variety of factors which affect group behaviour, and individual behaviour within the groups: factors such as cultural influences, socialization, norm beliefs, and values.

GAAS 100 Program Integration and Experiential Problem Solving I

In this preparatory course, students will begin integrating many of the skills learned from previous GAS courses in order to begin demonstrating integrated GAS Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and the Essential Employability Skills (EES). Specifically, in this Pre-Capstone Course, students will explore case studies and be guided in identifying and articulating problems in communities, as well as outlining the implications of these problems. Students will work both collaboratively and independently to research a community of interest in order to identify a problem. By the end of the course, students should be focused on one problem in preparation for their subsequent Capstone Course.

GAAS 200 Program Integration and Experiential Problem Solving II

In this experiential and active-learning course, students will integrate many of the skills learned from previous GAS courses in order to demonstrate integrated program learning outcomes and essential employability skills. Specifically, in this Capstone Course, students will clearly identify and articulate a problem in a community; outline the implications of this problem, including potential stake-holders; gather data that accurately describes this problem; analyze and present their data; synthesize their research findings; and, coherently summarize and present a feasible solution.

A selection of 13 additional courses from the following General Education and Business Electives:

ADMN 1000 Introduction to Canadian Business

This course provides an overview of how businesses function in general, and specifically reviews business within the Canadian context. The course will also examines the relationships between the organization and its owners, employees, customers, suppliers, governments and the community. The course will also provide an overview of the various functional areas within a typical organization. The course will also explore the current Canadian business environment.

COMM39 Communications for Business & Technology

In Communications for Business & Technology, the emphasis is on the development of professional business communication. Short reports, summaries, formal reports, resumes, and cover letters are used to develop technical and persuasive writing skills. American Psychological Association (APA) format and documentation is reinforced. Oral communication is developed through a variety of formal and informal speaking activities.

HUMA 53 Principles of Human Resources Management

Principles of Human Resources Management are intended to provide students with an understanding of human resources management functions within organizations. The course provides an introduction to the purpose and the application of Human Resources activities which will assist organizations in achieving their goals and objectives. As such, this course is designed to lay the groundwork for more advanced studies in Human Resources and related subjects.

HUMA 1079 Organizational Behaviour

The study of organizational behaviour is the study of three separate, but interrelated, processes. The course begins with the study of individual behaviour in organizations, including such topics as perception, attitudes and work motivation. The study of group dynamics is also addressed, including such topics as team building, leadership, and decision-making. Finally the course explores the study of organizational structure, culture and change.

HUMA 40 Fundamentals of Leadership

This course introduces the concepts and theories of leadership to help students develop the skills essential to becoming leaders in the workplace, the community, and society. Course content focuses on leadership roles, relationships and styles and how these are adapted in various situations. Students have the opportunity to assess their own leadership style in relation to best practices.

MARK 201 Principles of Marketing

This course provides students with a solid grounding in the field of marketing and is designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of marketing management in the modern corporate setting. This course examines the consumer market for goods and services and then proceeds to examine the major decision areas of marketing: identifying and selecting target markets, product, price, distribution and integrated marketing communications. Key concepts including marketing mix, marketing strategy, and marketing best practices are introduced and explored. Analytical frameworks used to assist in making marketing decisions are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on the formulation and management of integrated marketing strategies that play a role in achieving organizational objectives. In addition, this course is designed to provide opportunities for students to improve critical thinking and information management skills.

MARK 102 Entrepreneurship

This course introduces students to the attributes, skills, tools, and knowledge that is required to become a successful entrepreneur, or to excel in an entrepreneurial type of organization. Emphasis will be placed on developing the competencies required to be able to critically evaluate potential business opportunities, create appropriate strategies to meet identified needs, develop a comprehensive business plan including an operating budget, source and evaluate available financing alternatives, establish the enterprise, and manage its growth and development.

MARK 19 Marketing Research

This course is designed to provide the senior Marketing student with an in-depth knowledge of marketing research practice and procedure. Major components of the course include an overview of the research process, sample selection and design, data collection procedures, analyses and interpretation of data. Theoretical course content is supplemented by a major research project which immerses the student in the practical application of marketing research skills.

PROJ 1 Introduction to Project Management

With the pace of change in businesses today comes the increasing need for projects and the need for people to understand how projects work. This course is designed for those wanting to understand the basics of project management according to a logic model or plan. Students learn the major concepts, processes and tools of project management in business projects and apply these processes and techniques to significantly improve the efficiency with which business goals can be achieved. Each step in the process is examined including goal setting, project scope, charter, risk management and evaluation. Students also experience first-hand the communication challenges that can make or break a project. Learning occurs primarily through class/small group discussion, individual/group activities and case studies."

ADMN 1100 Intro to Supply Chain Management

This course provides the students with an opportunity to explore the field of Supply Chain Management and Logistics. The course will expose the students to theory regarding topics including: Just-in-Time Delivery, Lean Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Risk Management. The course will also explore popular management strategies that focus on utilization, inventory analysis and turns, outsourcing/offshoring, supplier relationships and acceptable vulnerability in the field.

ECON 1 Microeconomics

This course provides students with an introduction to basic microeconomic principles. These include supply and demand in various markets such as consumer, business, labour and government. The key themes of scarcity, productivity, efficiency and effectiveness and their relationship to the Canadian economy are reviewed in detail."

ECON 2 Macroeconomics

This introductory course emphasizes a practical approach that examines the current macroeconomic environment from a Canadian and global perspective. Students examine the choices made by individuals, businesses and governments and the effects of these choices on the Canadian economy. The course addresses key factors influencing both the supply side and the demand side of the economy including productivity, consumption, savings, and investment. The goal is to give students an overview of important macroeconomic issues including determinants of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment, price level, the money supply, the banking system, international trade, exchange rates and government policy."

GENE 305 21st Century Canada

Canada is a country of profound cultural complexity. What does it mean to be Canadian? What is the Canadian culture? These questions are at the heart of Canada’s elusive identity. This course focuses on a number of key elements that have shaped Canada as it is known in the 21st century. More specifically, special attention is placed on historical influences such as the impact of indigenous, American and European cultures. This course also explores how the Canadian culture defines itself through political values and pop culture institutions such as humour, sports, music, cuisine and more.

GENE 25 Film Studies

This course is designed to enhance knowledge and appreciation of the greatest twentieth century art form. Students learn about the history of film, how films are made, how the movie industry operates, and how to appreciate and analyze films. The course is essential for anyone who wants to develop a lifelong joy for movie watching whether it is on DVD or the big screen.

GENE 302 Introduction to Personal Finance

This course provides an overview of the personal financial planning process. Students are introduced to the basic elements of resource allocation to achieve personal and financial goals. Course content includes cash management and budgeting, risk management and insurance, estate and tax planning, investments planning and asset allocation, and retirement planning.

GENE 114 Professional Effectiveness

This course is designed to enhance student success by helping students make the transition to higher learning. As such, the course recognizes the strengths and contributions of all learners. Through individual and group activities and exercises, students will discover more awareness of their individual learning styles and strengths. Challenges to learning will be addressed and resources for coping with these challenges will be provided.

GENE 29 Global Issues

This course provides understanding and knowledge about world-wide events to help the student better understand our changing world. Topics of study include population issues, global economics, medial issues, war and terrorism, human rights, world health, and the United Nations and World Government. Solutions for problems of inflation, unemployment, peace, and security are discussed from global perspective.

GENE 3 Art History and Appreciation

This course provides an overview of art history, mostly of Western civilizations, from prehistory to contemporary times. You are guided through an investigation of illustration and the materials and methods of artists, art terminology and issues of evaluating included. The underlying goal is to increase your enjoyment of art through informed exploration.

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