Algonquin College

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General Arts and Science - Pre-Technology

Algonquin College

Faculty:General Arts and Science (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Information Technology
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)


Expand the skills and knowledge required to continue your education in a technical field.

This one-year General Arts and Science - Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate program develops your ability to be adaptable to today`s technology and an analytical problem solver. It helps you explore your interests and skills, determine your career options and learn in a post secondary setting.

Take courses in subjects such as computers, electronics, math, physics and communications. The program provides an opportunity for you to see if pursuing further study in a technical field is right for you.

You receive an Ontario College Certificate in General Arts and Science - One Year, with a concentration in Pre-Technology.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
Application Notes : Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.
Additional Admission Requirements:

    Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English and mathematics.

    Applicants who have been out of school for a period of time are encouraged to take a refresher course in arithmetic and algebra prior to starting class. Refresher/upgrading courses are available through Academic Upgrading, the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning and through local school boards.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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