General Arts and Science - Pre-Business

Ontario College Certificate (14 courses) Full-time Online
Program Code: 1438Q09FWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

The fees for this program are based on a two-term year.

Other Delivery Options

Part-time Online
Full-time On Campus

Our Program

One-Year Certificate Program

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the business field. Exposure to areas of study, such as marketing, microeconomics and business law enable students to explore their interests and aptitudes, assess their career choices and experience college delivery of course material. Students who successfully complete the certificate are eligible to be admitted to Algonquin's Business Administration program and receive credit for nine courses.

Graduates are eligible to receive an Ontario College Certificate in General Arts and Science - One Year, with concentration in Pre-Business Studies.

Graduates can apply to other programs in the College or continue their studies in Year II of the General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program. Some credits may be considered as transfer credits towards other College programs.

Two-Year Diploma Program (on campus only)

The two-year General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program begins in September (for graduates of the one-year certificate program) and in January. General Arts and Science Year II provides a well-balanced selection of courses in the social sciences and humanities. On successful completion of Year II, students receive an Ontario College Diploma.

duates of the diploma program may apply for advanced standing at either Carleton University or the University of Ottawa if they achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better. Articulation agreements also exist with other postsecondary institutions.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Have strong organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic environment.
  • Have a collaborative style and good communication skills.
  • Like to problem solve.

Your Career

A General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate or Ontario College Diploma demonstrates to employers, colleges and universities that graduates have the ability to learn at a postsecondary level, have enhanced skills in oral and written communication, can conduct research in a systematic manner and are flexible and open to meeting new challenges. These are important attributes in a world where change is rapid and adaptability is an asset.

Fees & Expenses

Total Fees for the first year of the program:

  • Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $3,306.88.*
  • International tuition/ancillary Fees: $12,956.88.*

* Amounts include tuition fee, Technology fee and Mobile Learning Program (MLP) fee. Fees are subject to change. For detailed fees information please visit our website.

Note: For further information regarding your books, please visit our website.

Books and supplies cost approximately $500 per year and can be purchased from our College bookstore online. Some textbooks include a software package which is mandatory as it includes evaluation components for the program.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).
  • Mathematics, Grade 11 (MBF3C or equivalent).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR
  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading: 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20; Writing: 20.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English and mathematics.

Applicants who have been out of school for a period of time are encouraged to take a refresher course in arithmetic and algebra prior to starting class. Refresher/upgrading courses are available through Academic Upgrading, the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning and through local school boards.

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).
  • Mathematics, Grade 11 (MBF3C or equivalent).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR
  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading: 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20; Writing: 20.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English and mathematics.

Applicants who have been out of school for a period of time are encouraged to take a refresher course in arithmetic and algebra prior to starting class. Refresher/upgrading courses are available through Academic Upgrading, the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning and through local school boards.

Application Information

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - PRE-BUSINESS
Program Code 1438Q09FWO

Applications to full-time programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:

ontariocolleges.ca
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 5J3
1-888-892-2228

Students currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school should contact their Guidance Office to apply. For all other applicants, applications are available online at ontariocolleges.ca. A $95 fee applies.

Applications for Fall Term, Winter Term and Spring Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as places are available.

Note: International applicants applying from out-of-country may obtain an International Student Application Form and instructions by logging onto the site or by contacting the Registrar's Office.

For further information on the admissions process, contact:

Registrar's Office
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Room C150
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Telephone: 613-727-0002
Toll-free: 1-800-565-4723
TTY: 613-727-7766
Fax: 613-727-7632
Email: AskUs@algonquincollege.com

Notes

  • The fees for this program are based on a two-term year.
  • Full-time students are to contact their Program Coordinator to register for the General Education Elective of their choice.

Substitutes and equivalencies for Winter 2017

  • The course MKT0013 is not available this semester, COM0014 is the equivalent.
  • The course DAT5758 is not available this semester, BUS2301 is the equivalent.
  • The course ENL5000G is not available this semester, ENL1813 is the equivalent.
  • The course ENV0010 is not available this semester, ENV0002 is the equivalent.
  • The course ENL1823G is not available this semester, ENL1823 is the equivalent substitute.
  • The course MAT0015 is not available this semester, MAT8325 is the equivalent substitute.
  • The course SSC0073 is not available this semester, MGT2318 is the equivalent substitute.
  • The course ENL6000A, B or C is not available this semester, ENL1823 is the equivalent substitute.

If you started the program before the 2016/2017 academic year please consult the Program Coordinator for course equivalencies.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Erin Whyte, Program Coordinator at 613-727-4723 ext. 2638 or whytee1@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
Level: 01
DAT575845.0Computer FoundationsComputer Foundations

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

ENL5000G45.0Communication SkillsCommunication Skills

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

ENV001045.0Environmental CitizenshipEnvironmental Citizenship

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

MAT001460.0Mathematics for Technology I

MAT0014 Mathematics for Technology I

A firm foundation in mathematics is crucial to studying and working in technology and business fields. Students solidify their understanding of key math concepts. Arithmetic and basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry and functions are reviewed. Students manipulate equations to solve problems which include surface, area, volume and angles. Through individual study and online study, students hone essential math skills.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning
MKT231745.0Marketing

MKT2317 Marketing

Students are provided an overview of the marketing functions used in an organization, which serves to support them in their chosen business career. Students learn the strategic market planning process in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business market areas. Elements of their learning include environmental scanning, the ability to identify and segment markets, understanding buyer behaviours and the importance of marketing research. This results in the understanding of a coordinated marketing program (product, price, promotion and distribution channels). The relationship marketing has with other business functions and environments in which organizations' marketing professionals operate is also examined. These concepts are viewed within the context of traditional and e-business consumer and business markets.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning
SSC007345.0Essential Skills for SuccessEssential Skills for Success

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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Level: 02
BAI230045.0Global Business Environment

BAI2300 Global Business Environment

As the global economy continues to change rapidly and as the number of international trade agreements grows, trade barriers come down and Canadian companies and entrepreneurs must have a clear understanding of the effects of globalization and ensuing opportunities. The forces defining the international economy are examined and the skills that global business professionals require in order to succeed today internationally are introduced. Students learn the major components of international trade of products and services, including marketing, market-entry strategies, supply chain management, trade finance, legal aspects of international business and international management. The subject of foreign investment is also introduced.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning
BUS230345.0Project and Database Management

BUS2303 Project and Database Management

Students are introduced to project and database management. The basic principles of project management are covered and students learn how to use Microsoft Project 2013. Students also learn how to design a database and extract information from a database using Microsoft Access 2013.

Pre-requisites: DAT5758 or BUS2301

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning
ECO230545.0Microeconomics

ECO2305 Microeconomics

Knowledge of contemporary microeconomics issues is essential to understanding the world we live in. Students examine fundamental microeconomic principles with an emphasis on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures, as well as evaluate the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning Online Learning
MAT001560.0Mathematics for Technology IIMathematics for Technology II

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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MKT001345.0Social Media for the EntrepreneurSocial Media for the Entrepreneur

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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English Elective (1 Course)
ENL6000A45.0Communication Studies - Academic FocusCommunication Studies - Academic Focus

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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ENL6000B45.0Communication Studies - Collaborative FocusCommunication Studies - Collaborative Focus

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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ENL6000C45.0Communication Studies - Entrepreneurial FocusCommunication Studies - Entrepreneurial Focus

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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Elective Group A
GAS001945.0Level I Substitute XixLevel I Substitute Xix

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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GAS002045.0Level I Substitute XxLevel I Substitute Xx

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MAT0014 Mathematics for Technology I

A firm foundation in mathematics is crucial to studying and working in technology and business fields. Students solidify their understanding of key math concepts. Arithmetic and basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry and functions are reviewed. Students manipulate equations to solve problems which include surface, area, volume and angles. Through individual study and online study, students hone essential math skills.

MKT2317 Marketing

Students are provided an overview of the marketing functions used in an organization, which serves to support them in their chosen business career. Students learn the strategic market planning process in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business market areas. Elements of their learning include environmental scanning, the ability to identify and segment markets, understanding buyer behaviours and the importance of marketing research. This results in the understanding of a coordinated marketing program (product, price, promotion and distribution channels). The relationship marketing has with other business functions and environments in which organizations' marketing professionals operate is also examined. These concepts are viewed within the context of traditional and e-business consumer and business markets.

BAI2300 Global Business Environment

As the global economy continues to change rapidly and as the number of international trade agreements grows, trade barriers come down and Canadian companies and entrepreneurs must have a clear understanding of the effects of globalization and ensuing opportunities. The forces defining the international economy are examined and the skills that global business professionals require in order to succeed today internationally are introduced. Students learn the major components of international trade of products and services, including marketing, market-entry strategies, supply chain management, trade finance, legal aspects of international business and international management. The subject of foreign investment is also introduced.

BUS2303 Project and Database Management

Students are introduced to project and database management. The basic principles of project management are covered and students learn how to use Microsoft Project 2013. Students also learn how to design a database and extract information from a database using Microsoft Access 2013.

Pre-requisites: DAT5758 or BUS2301

ECO2305 Microeconomics

Knowledge of contemporary microeconomics issues is essential to understanding the world we live in. Students examine fundamental microeconomic principles with an emphasis on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures, as well as evaluate the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace.