One Year Certificate
|Campus:||Newnham, Seneca@York, King|
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
The General Arts One–Year Certificate program provides you with a general education in the Liberal Arts and an opportunity to explore other college programs. You may select courses from a wide range of disciplines to meet your individual needs. Areas of selection include the Humanities, Social and other Behavioural Sciences, and courses in Technology and/or Business Studies. An effective career–counselling component will help you choose and prepare for more career– specific post–secondary education.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
Students who are not sure what program they wish to pursue at the college level will find the General Arts Certificate program a wonderful way to explore career programs and to experience college life. Graduates enter the work world with excellent life skills, or go on to higher education well prepared. General Arts Certificate students often move into other college diploma programs.
Graduates utilize the skills acquired in the program to enter the working world or pursue further education. Educational opportunities may include:
- Transferring to a Seneca College diploma program;
- Transferring to the two–year Liberal Arts program, which may provide pathways to university programs.
Important Academic Dates
Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|NAT108||Understanding Science and Technology||3|
|PSY355||Applied Psychology of Learning and Careers||3|
|SOC122||Introduction to Social Sciences||3|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CAN149||Current Issues in Canada||3|
|PSY191||Foundations of Psychology I||3|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:
Newnham and Seneca@York Campuses:
|Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
International Admissions Advisor:
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
|Registration & Records Advisors:|
|Newnham Campus:||Deanna MacDonald
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22584
|Seneca@York Campus:||Julie Berns
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33008
|King Campus:||Daniela Zarpellon
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55017
|Newnham Campus:||Riaz Saloojee
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22045
|Seneca@York Campus:||Becky Winder
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33130
|Newnham and Seneca@York:||(Acting Chair) Camille Soucie
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22309
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010