General Arts & Science Certificate - Indigenous Specialization (GAIN)
Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne
The General Arts & Science – Indigenous Specialization Program is ideal for anyone who would like to prepare for post-secondary studies or the workplace from an Indigenous perspective. Through a holistic cultural and land-based approach*, you will develop English and Math skills, learn Indigenous languages, focus on your own culture, heritage and well-being, and earn credits towards other post-secondary diploma programs. If you are unsure of what career you would like to pursue, this program will help you make those life-changing decisions.
*(where appropriate and available)
1 year – 2 semesters
Choose between Ojibway and Cree language courses
Workplace entry level English course
Learn skills required to be successful in other college programs
Explore career options through a Career Development course
Practice and learn about your own culture and heritage
Earn General Education credits towards other college programs
- Land-based educational opportunities when available
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
Any grade 12 English - (E) Workplace, (C) College, (U) University
This program will be delivered in the following terms:
Winter Term Start
- SEMESTER 1 Winter 2022
- SEMESTER 2 Spring 2022
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.
Program of Study for 2021-22 Academic Year
|ENG 1211||Essentials of College English||4|
|MTH 1126||Essentials of Mathematics||4|
|IND 1005||Culture, Tradition and Heritage||3|
|LST 1003||Skills for Higher Learning||2|
|IND 1103||Wellness and the Good Life||3|
|IND 1102 |
or IND 1101
|One General Education course. 1||3|
|ENG 1505||Fundamentals of College Writing||4|
|MTH 1127||Fundamentals of Mathematics||4|
|IND 1006||Culture, Tradition & Heritage II||3|
|IND 1203||Wellness and the Good Life II||3|
|LSC 1120||Making Career Decisions||2|
|IND 1202 |
or IND 1201
|Anishinaabemowin II |
or Nehiyawemowin II
|One General Education course. 1||3|
For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.
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 & Supplies
The cost of books and supplies for this program is under review. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Employment and Academic Opportunities
There are a number of benefits to obtaining a General Arts Certificate in Indigenous Specialization at Cambrian College:
- The skills obtained in a General Arts and Science Certificate - Indigenous Specialization reflect the basic employability skills for which employers often ask.
- You are provided with opportunities to develop college success skills before you apply for a specific program. These skills include:
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Writing skills
College/University Degree Opportunities
Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.