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General Arts and Science - Technology

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Program Code: 09071 Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters
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Program Overview

Are you interested in technology, Engineering, IT and/or trades and you want multiple options to explore? Then,the General Arts and Science - Technology program is for you! The only program of its kind in Ontario, students can take courses and explore career paths in over four areas and connect to many experts about career options in this high- demand career sector. Specifically, you will explore career options guided by expert faculty while taking courses that you can transfer for potentially fewer courses in your next program. Plus, the program will provide you with the opportunity to strengthen your math and writing skills while also exploring computer networking, digital electronics, engineering graphics and many other options. 

This program is for you if you are interested in: 

  • building a strong foundation for future study in applied technology 
  • learning new digital fluency skills every employer and job requires 
  • strengthening your math and communication skills 
  • taking a variety of courses to help you discover many career options in technology, IT, engineering and/or the trades 

International Students: please email gas@humber.ca to find out if this program is right for you. 

Transfer Opportunities: 

Students who successfully complete all courses may qualify for acceptance into some of Humber’s engineering programs such as: Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer and Network Support Technician, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, and Sustainable Energy and Building Technology.  

You will be eligible to receive transfer credits in multiple Applied Science and Technology programs. For detailed information, visit Transfer Credit Guide. 

 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  2. 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.
  3. Understand and use critical thinking processes and problem solving techniques including mathematical computations required for entry into technology programs.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Prepare basic residential construction drawings using AutoCad software.


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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.


Featured Alumna & Alumni

Marcia Brown

Marcia Brown
Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1987; Early Childhood Education, 2006
Founder and Executive Director, Trust 15

Marcia Brown is the Executive Director and Founder of Trust 15, a youth community support organization in her home community of Rexdale. Trained as an educator, Brown built Trust 15 by canvassing her neighbourhood with flyers and creating an after-school program for 15 girls at a local community church. Today, as head of the organization, she provides critical mentoring opportunities to hundreds of boys and girls and their families. Brown is celebrated and awarded as a community leader, activist and enabler, and is a resilient advocate for youth in need of self-confidence and self-esteem.

Jamil Jivani

Jamil Jivani
General Arts and Science, 2006
Activist and Author

Jamil Jivani is a lawyer, activist, professor and author, whose work centres on issues impacting youth, and low-income families. He founded the Citizen Empowerment Project to empower underrepresented communities to engage with national legal and policy issues such as police carding and voter turnout. A Yale Law graduate, he was named the 2015 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. In 2018, Jivani authored Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity, a critically acclaimed book recounting his experiences and using them to open discussions around finding a solution to these issues.


Humber Also Offers:

Student Advising support for each student, Tech Talks with industry professionals for career insights and Women in Tech guest speakers for all students to support all students in STEM pathways throughout both semesters of the program.

Your Career

Technology skills are in high demand for future employment. As a future technology professional, Humber’s Technology certificate program gives you the opportunity to explore the multiple career paths in IT, design, engineering, advanced manufacturing robotics, and skilled trades such as welding and plumbingYou can consider careers in computer programming, website management, networks and more. 

Program Availability

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January 2022 North Open
September 2022 North Open
January 2023 North Open
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January 2022 North Not Available
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January 2023 North Not Available

General Arts and Science — Technology Program Video

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In this video, hear one graduate's experience with the General Arts and Science - Technology program at Humber and what he learned.


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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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)

    or

    or

    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.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1, 2

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i5 Quad 4 or higher
OS Windows 7-10, Mac OS 10.10-15 Windows 10, Mac OS 10.10-15
Memory 8GB of RAM Expandable to 16 GB
Storage 250 GB storage space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Monitor 1024 x 768 display, 13 inches 15 inch screen preferable
Other USB3 ports, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port and a USBc port

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Anne Lyden, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 72905
anne.lyden@humber.ca

Please contact us for more information at gas@humber.ca.

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,705.14
  • international: $16,414.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Anne Lyden, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 72905
anne.lyden@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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 ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre

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