MINISTRY-APPROVED PROGRAM TITLE: General Arts and Science – One-year
This two-semester pathway is designed for individuals interested in pursuing various science and engineering programs at Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech). This option offers opportunities to refine essential skills and develop foundational knowledge in the areas of science, mathematics, and communication, which are necessary for admission into future post-secondary programs. Some General Arts and Science courses are also transferable to other post-secondary programs. This pathway has the added benefit of helping students become better acquainted with post-secondary life, workload, and expectations.
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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This pathway provides preparation and the foundation necessary for future academic success in various science and engineering-related fields. It is specifically designed for individuals interested in pursuing science and engineering programs at Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech). Students have opportunities to refine their science, mathematics, and communications competencies. Some General Arts and Science courses are also transferable to other post-secondary programs.
This program is two semesters in length and is designed to reinforce key academic skills while providing a broad range of post-secondary courses designed to specifically support future academic and career goals. Students in this pathway are required to complete 13 courses over two semesters. These include Preparing for Academic Success (one), Communications (two), Computers (one), Chemistry (two), Biology (two), Physics (two), and Math courses (three).
Graduates of the General Arts and Science program may qualify for admission to and/or advanced standing to pursue additional college or university studies.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
Qualified graduates can apply to various science and engineering programs at Ontario Tech and may also be eligible to apply their academic credits towards further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.