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General Arts and Science Certificate

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

May 2024

September 2024

January 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Online / Campus / Flex / Full-time


Ontario College Certificate

Program Duration

1 Semesters

Program Contacts

Jessica O'Reilly

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6395
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Ready to choose your own academic adventure? 

Gain experience and confidence studying at the college level as you explore potential programs and paths for a rewarding career. Our Educational Planning Team will work with you to create a customized timetable based on your talents and passions, learning goals, and academic and career interests.  
You’ll receive personalized support to develop a realistic educational plan and access to free tutoring and academic workshops. You’ll earn college credits as you explore your academic and career options, which you can transfer into other college programs geared to support your chosen path.  

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • This program includes five required courses and 9-10 elective course options 
  • Customize your educational timetable to match your interests and goals 
  • Multiple delivery modes available 
  • Receive personalized advice and support  
  • Bridge to college and university programs   


International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2024


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025


SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2025

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2025

Program of Study

Program of Study

This program is highly customizable! To earn the General Arts and Science Certificate, you must complete courses in the following categories: 

  • Thinking, Reasoning, Relating
  • English
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science OR Computer Science

Additionally, you will select 9 or 10 elective courses in any field, depending on credit value. Our extremely knowledgeable Education Planner will work with you individually to create a timetable that best reflects your learning goals and interests.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Kickstart your future with the personal touch offered by Cambrian’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Whether you need help finding the right direction, improving your English language skills, or want to earn your high school equivalency certificate, Cambrian has got your back. Flexible, individualized programs give you the freedom to grow and explore your best path to a rewarding career.

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Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

There are a number of benefits to obtaining a General Arts and Science certificate at Cambrian College. 

  • Gain confidence, develop success strategies, and explore future program options while earning your Certificate
  • Build and showcase highly sought-after employability skills
  • Engage in experiential learning opportunities
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

See where you'll be learning!

Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

Have Questions?
We are here to help.

If you have any questions about programs, funding, OSAP, deadlines, student services, or anything else, reach out to our support team and we are happy to help!

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