This program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing various science and engineering programs at the Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech). This program offers an opportunity to develop and refine academic skills in the areas of science, mathematics and communication, which are necessary for admission and ultimately provide the foundational knowledge needed to ensure success in subsequent academic studies. 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.
- It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that the courses he or she is registered in are appropriate for the stated admission requirements for future program choices.
- Successful completion of the GASZ certificate does not guarantee admission into Ontario Tech or other post-secondary programs.
- Each educational institution determines its own admission requirements. If you plan to attend any university other than Ontario Tech or plan to continue your studies at another college, please ensure that courses taken meet that institution’s admission requirements.
- Individual academic planning assistance is offered by the student advisor and students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor before selecting their courses.