Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne Campus
The General Arts & Science – Indigenous Specialization Program is a great choice for anyone who would like to develop their academic and workplace skills in a program that supports holistic wellness and Indigenous perspectives, knowledges, and worldviews. Students learn from the land, from each other, from the Ancestors, and from themselves, always supported by experienced and trustworthy faculty and staff.
Together we develop our digital, math, and language literacies. Courses are taught in English, with additional options to study Anishinabemowin (Ojibwe) or Nehiyawemowin (Cree) starting at a beginner level. Focus on your own culture, heritage, and overall well-being while earning credits toward additional postsecondary diploma programs. Gain confidence in your abilities and explore your future options in a supportive environment.
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 that can be transferred 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
General Educational Development (GED) is applicable. Depending on test scores, Accuplacer English Assessment may be required. Please speak to the Program Coordinator for more information.
This program will be delivered in the following terms:
Fall Term Start
- SEMESTER 1 Fall 2023
- SEMESTER 2 Winter 2024
Winter Term Start
- SEMESTER 1 Winter 2024
- SEMESTER 2 Spring 2024
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.
Program of Study for 2023-24 Academic Year
|ENG 1211||Essentials of College English||4|
|MTH 1126||Essentials of Mathematics||4|
|IND 1005||Culture, Tradition and Heritage||3|
|IND 1103||Wellness and the Good Life||3|
|IND 1002||Indigenous Learning Strategies||2|
|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
|Anishnaabemowin 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 and Science - Indigenous Specialization Certificate at Cambrian College.
- Gain cultural awareness and appreciation, build confidence, and develop success strategies
- Develop and showcase highly sought after employability skills
- Experience a robust curricula that is holistic and culturally informed, preparing graduates to navigate contemporary employment opportunities while maintaining and fostering vital cultural connections and traditional wellness practices
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.