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General Arts and Science - College Transfer

Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 09181 Length: 2 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy

Post-admission testing in writing and basic mathematics is required. Applicants may be counselled into an alternative choice based on test results. While the General Arts and Science programs have been designed to prepare students to enter a major course of study in their chosen area, a General Arts and Science certificate or diploma is neither a guarantee, nor a requirement, for entry into subsequent programs at Humber or elsewhere.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2017NorthOpenOpen
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
September 2017OrangevilleOpenOpen
January 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,837.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Graduates will be able to apply academic credits toward diploma-level studies at Humber. The required number of semesters of study and the required grade point average (GPA) for admission will vary by program and institution. 

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Humber North Campus

Leah K. Zeidler
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 72174

Humber Lakeshore Campus

Barbara Morris
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 73280

Humber Orangeville Campus

Barbara Morris
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 73280


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106


International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386


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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Get yourself on the path to the career you want! If your goal is to earn a college diploma in a vocational program, Humber’s General Arts and Science – College Transfer certificate program will help you:

  • determine what vocation best fits your personality, your strengths and your interests
  • build important academic and professional skills
  • improve your academic standing
  • gain admission to your chosen vocational program
  • maximize your transfer credits along the way.

In this program, you will take foundational courses to build the writing, math, and critical thinking skills required for your success at Humber College. If you are unsure of your future career and want to explore your options and opportunities, our first semester educational planning course will help direct you to the career that works best for you.

You will have a chance to try some online learning too, as some of our new hybrid courses blend classroom and online experience. With small class sizes, engaged, up-to-date professors, and much individual attention and academic advising, you will get the solid foundation and the support you need to move to the next step of your vocational or educational path.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  • Develop flexibility and clarity of thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  • Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques.
  • Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
  • Employ basic vocational skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences of Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).


Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.