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MINISTRY-APPROVED PROGRAM TITLE: General Arts and Science – One-year
Designed for individuals interested in science and engineering programs at Ontario Tech University, this eight-month program strengthens the foundational science, math and communications skills needed in the post-secondary environment. Students will refine essential academic 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 may also be 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 is specifically designed for individuals interested in pursuing science and engineering programs at Ontario Tech University. Students will have opportunities to refine their science, mathematics and communications competencies as well as sharpen academic skillsets – foundational capabilities that are necessary for future academic success in various science and engineering-related fields. Some General Arts and Science courses may also be transferable to other post-secondary programs.
During this two-semester program, students will complete 13 courses, including Preparing for Academic Success, Communications, Computers, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Math.
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, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements. Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
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.