This one-year Ontario College Certificate program enhances the student`s knowledge and appreciation of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples. Students study culture and heritage, contemporary issues, Aboriginal languages, community development strategies, and Aboriginal law and government. Students have the opportunity to explore their heritage through a genealogy course. Courses in communications, computer applications and career planning are also included in the program of study.
This program is designed to assist students to further their education and/or select a career. Students entering the workforce can provide potential employers with well-developed learning abilities, a general knowledge gained in a wide variety of subjects, and a sense of personal and social responsibility. A General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate with concentration in Aboriginal Studies 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, an ability to conduct research in a systematic manner, and an approach which is flexible and open to meeting new challenges. These are important qualifications in a world where change is rapid and adaptability is an asset.