General Arts and Science - Certificate


Ontario College Certificate

Area Of Interest

Preparatory Studies


1 year

Program Code



Distance Education
Rainy River (Fort Frances)


Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0141
Winter Start (January): 0182

Your Career Starts Here

You know that a college education will help you reach your career goals. But what you’re not quite sure of yet is what that career might be …

Confederation College’s General Arts and Science one-year certificate program provides you with a solid foundation in a variety of topics. If you’re having trouble deciding what direction to take, this program is a good way to earn credits and decide later! Subjects include media, sociology, psychology, Indigenous studies, and workplace preparation. You’ll gain skills – and credits – that are transferable within the college and university systems.

Whether your next stop is furthering your college or university education, or if you are planning to look for job opportunities, the General Arts and Sciences program will be the launch pad you need to get you on your way.

Top Highlights

  • Get a taste of many different courses to help you decide what interests you most
  • Build your skills and earn credits towards future programs
  • Opportunity to transfer some credits from other programs

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  2. develop flexibility and clarity of both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  3. understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  4. 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.
  5. employ basic vocational, skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences of Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).

Employment Opportunities

Confederation College's General Arts and Science — Certificate program equips students with versatile skills for roles in sectors like education, social services, and media. Graduates pursue positions such as Educational Assistant, Social Services Worker, or Communications Coordinator. The broad curriculum ensures students are prepared with critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills, essential for a range of professional environments.

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John Kornichuk

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6336
Lianne Jackson

Lianne Jackson

Program Officer, Distance Education
(807) 475-6171

Contact our Recruitment Team