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General Arts and Science - Technology

Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 09071 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
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,897.78
  • 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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Students who successfully complete all courses may qualify for acceptance into a number of applied technology programs at Humber including Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer and Network Support Technician, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electromechanical Engineering Technician, Electronics Engineering Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Sustainable Energy and Building Technology, and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology.

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)

Michelle Jordan
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 74049


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 $1,948.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,378.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $30.00 $30.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,948.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,378.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $30.00 $30.00

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

Our Program

The General Arts and Science – Technology certificate program will give you the science, mathematics and communication skills to start you on a path to the career in technology you want.

Our program is designed to help you improve and build on your math, science and English skills – skills that are absolutely necessary to help you pursue a career in engineering and technology. Our program can help you prepare for future studies in applied technology. It is a preparatory program that will help you develop the skills and knowledge you will need with courses in chemistry, physics, technical mathematics and writing, AutoCAD, and technology foundations. In a special integrated skills course, you will improve academic skills, explore learning styles and decide on the career path that best suits your abilities and interests.

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 both thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry and for admission to a program in technology.
  • Understand and use critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques including mathematical computations required for entry into technology programs.
  • 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 and from Vocational Studies in Technology including foundational knowledge in physics, chemistry and engineering.
  • Prepare basic residential construction drawings using AutoCad software.


The Humber Advantage

In addition to getting the educational background you need for a technology related program, you will be in small classes and labs where you receive individual attention and support.

You will have an academic advisor who will help you in the transition to postsecondary studies, assist you in making academic decisions, introduce you to the many student services available at the college, and guide you through the application process for your target program.

On completion of the program, you will receive the G.A.S. Technology Certificate.

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.