General Arts and Science - Diploma


Ontario College Diploma

Area Of Interest

Preparatory Studies


2 years

Program Code



Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0104

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 two-year diploma program provides you with a good understanding of a variety of topics. Similar to the one-year General Arts and Science certificate program, this program is a great way to earn credits and decide on a career path later. Learn the basics in humanities, social sciences, the arts, civics, and technology and business. You’ll gain skills – and credits – that are transferable within the college and university systems. 

However, this program is different from the one-year program. It gives you more opportunity to pursue electives and specialize in a variety of areas right from the first semester. You’ll also take more advanced courses and be more prepared for the workplace and/or future college and university programs.


  • 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).
By taking the program, I was able to take courses from various subject areas; thus giving me a broader spectrum of learning. Prior to attending...
I have found the General Arts and Science program to be extremely beneficial. I chose classes that I could use to compensate for some of my poorer...
Derek S.
I graduated in 2007 from both the General Arts & Science program and Paramedics program after 4 years of school, with two diploma's and one...
Gary Kemp
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Employment Opportunities

Graduates of Confederation College's General Arts and Science - Diploma program possess a diverse skill set, positioning them for careers in areas like education, social services, and cultural industries. The program's extensive range of subjects, from humanities to business, prepares students for roles in administration, community engagement, and educational support services.

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John Kornichuk

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6336
Lianne Jackson

Lianne Jackson

Program Officer, Distance Education
(807) 475-6171

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