About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:2 Years
Code:0801/0805

Program Highlights

  • Students can explore courses of interest before committing to a specific field of study and meet program staff to design an individualized program. Common subjects of interest include:

    • Psychology
    • Counselling
    • Health Sciences
    • Life Sciences
    • Sociology
    • Global Studies
    • History
    • Current Events
    • Health & Wellness
    • Fitness
    • Film Studies
    • Music
    • Forensic Sciences
    • Languages
  • Flexibility allows students to explore educational and career goals.
  • Individual educational support and planning.
  • Participation in a supportive learning community.
  • Gain marketable skills and may receive transferable credits to other college or university programs.
  • Graduates have an increased readiness for further studies or the workforce.
  • Access to an Academic Advisor.

Educational opportunities for graduates include:

  • Broadcasting
  • Business
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Community and Justice Services
  • Hospitality
  • Technology
  • Paramedic
  • Social Service Worker

Part-time Option

Earn your General Arts and Science certificate or diploma at night. For more information, assistance in registering, designing your customized curriculum, identifying General Education courses, or transferring post-secondary credits you have already earned toward a General Arts and Science certificate or diploma, please call 905-735-2211 extension 7863.


At the beginning of the year, I had no idea what I was going to go into. I gave General Arts and Science a try and I’m happy I did. I have now been accepted into the Broadcasting program. I never thought that my dream would come true!

Natalie Jennings, General Arts and Science - College Exploration graduate

Start Dates

Ontario College Diploma

Please apply to program code 0820 for the Welland Campus or program code 0825 for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus.

Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Closed
May 2017Closed
September 2017Open
January 2018Open
May 2018Open

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.