About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate
Campus:Welland Campus, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:1 Year
Code:0820 (WC) or 0825 (NOTL)

Program Highlights

  • Students can explore courses of interest before committing to a specific field of study
  • 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 student advisor

Note: A student who completes the General Arts and Science one year certificate can transfer to the two year diploma program.

Educational Opportunities

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

Two Year Option

Want to dive deeper? Explore your options with a 2 year diploma in the General Arts and Science program.


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.

Admissions and Availability

0820 - Welland Campus
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Closed
May 2017Closed
September 2017Open
January 2018Open
May 2018Open
0825 - 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.