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Military Arts and Science

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Program Overview

The aim of the diploma in Military Arts and Science is to provide non-commissioned members (NCMs) of the Canadian Forces, as well as civilians interested in military affairs, a comprehensive knowledge of leadership, critical thinking, security studies, resource management and communications skills deemed essential to the functioning of a modern military or large corporation. This diploma will serve as a recognized component of the NCMs' training.

Through distance education, students pursue a combination of required courses and electives to meet their individual interests and career goals. They will examine the historical roots of the Canadian Forces and its role in modern society. Students will debate national and international security issues confronting governments today and the role of specific military actions. They will also gain an understanding of the laws associated with the use of armed force in both domestic and international operations. Students will develop strong communication, problem solving and critical-thinking skills as well as effective project management and teambuilding techniques. Students learn to plan complex operations making efficient use of resources. Ethical reasoning and leadership will be emphasized along with strategies for stress management and ongoing personal and professional development. Humber, through the Ontario Learn consortium, is pleased to offer this program in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Military College. Courses are delivered by Humber, Ontario Learn, and the Royal Military College.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates may be granted Advanced Standing in the Bachelor of Military Arts and Science offered through the Royal Military College of Canada.

Note: Humber reserves the right to modify electives, change the sequence or otherwise alter the courses.

How to Apply

NCMs and members of the public must apply directly to Humber by emailing Rhonda Harrison at To be eligible to register in the courses delivered through the Royal Military College, students must declare their program of study at the point of registration. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be issued a Letter of Permission to be eligible to register into the Royal Military College courses required in the the program.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • 19 years old or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English or better

Additional Information

To register into the RMC courses, you must apply as a Visiting Student:

  • Visit the RMC website.
  • Click the "Apply Now" link 
  • Then click "Apply Now" at the bottom of the "Undergraduate Studies (NON-ROPT)" column.
If you have any questions, please contact Sam Meinhardt at
When you have completed the required courses in the diploma program, you need to apply to graduate. Please contact the Registration Office at with your name, student number, and program name in order to receive your diploma.
Curriculum Quick-Look Availability Scheduler
Compulsory Courses 2020 2021
Course Code Old Code N D J F M A M J J A S O N D
COM 129 Grammar and Style for Professional and Workplace Writing  
DMAS 100 Canadian Military History (Origins to 1870)  
DMAS 101 Introduction to Human Psychology  
DMAS 111 Communications 1  
DMAS 102 The Law of Armed Conflict  
DMAS 113 Leadership in a Team Environment  
DMAS 117 Interpersonal Communications: DMAS  
GNED 101 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences  
DMAS 201 Canadian Politics and Society  
DMAS 215 Operations Planning Process  
GEOG 212 Political Geography  
DMAS 202 Introduction to Defense Resource Management  
DMAS 203 Technology, Society and Warfare  
DMAS 226 Contemporary Canadian Issues  
Take 6 of the following electives 2020 2021
Course Code Old Code N D J F M A M J J A S O N D
DMAS 120 Developing Leadership Capacity  
DMAS 122 Management and Leadership Skills  
DMAS 211 Communications 2  
DMAS 230 Management Principles  
DMAS 231 Introduction to Project Management  
DMAS 232 Dispute Resolution  
DMAS 240 Principles of Ethical Reasoning  
DMAS 241 Technical Mathematics  
DMAS 242 Racism and Discrimination  
POLS 223 War and Terrorism  
PSYC 224 Psychology: Social  
PSYC 230 Psychology: Abnormal  

Contact Us

For further information, please contact Paul Ward, Director of Professional and Continuing Education.
416.675.6622 Ext. 75006


Vivi Tsoukalas 
416-675-6622 Ext. 74122

For information on Ontario Learn and the Ontario Learn courses, please contact:

Sandy Shivratan

416.675.6622 ext. 5534


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