Program Information

This program is fully customizable to meet the unique needs and talents of our students.

The General Arts & Science - College Exploration program offers the extreme in personal flexibility and academic programming. Comprising a total of 11 courses, but only two required courses and one general education elective, students can literally design their own college certificate to explore career, education, and training opportunities.

This program is ideally suited for students who:

  • Are ready to re-enter the workforce and in need of a specific updated skill set
  • Have targeted a highly competitive program and are looking for an edge
  • Need a foundation and a little academic insurance to succeed as they return to school and pursue further studies

By providing students with a competitive edge – whether in employment or program admission – this program gives students the control to select courses from a wide range of disciplines, including business, humanities, social sciences, science, and technology.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

  • Grade 12 English C or U

Mature Student Assessment for this program is available in the subject of English for the purpose of demonstrating proficiency in this required admission subject. For all other admission requirements, applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information, please contact Review the Mature Student Admission process

Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and the Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, it is mandatory to own a reliable laptop to complete tests and assignments.

Course List

ELEC-0003: Elective - Select 4

COM-1013: Critical Thinking and Writing

In this writing course, students respond to current issues and news articles via various styles of paragraphs and essays. Students strive for clarity of message and diplomatic expression of opinion based on fact. Students practice thinking critically and organize and hone their writing to ensure clarity and correctness in their messages. Critical Thinking and Writing lays the foundation for a subsequent research-writing course.

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

ELEC-0003: Elective - Select 4

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

The General Arts & Science - College Exploration program provides a gateway for further education or for advancing at work.

Canada is fast becoming a credentials-based work place. Our graduates have the competitive edge and improved ability to compete in many industries.

Graduates may be able to use selected courses for credit transfer into a college or university program.

Students seeking transfer credit (internal and external) should be aware that transferable courses may require a minimum grade level of B (3.0) to qualify, and that grade minimums (internal and external) for transfer can vary by institution as well as by program.

Business, English & Liberal Studies


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