Indigenous Studies

Shki Miikan (New Roads) - General Arts and Science - One Year

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2016 Barrie

Program description

The Shki-Miikan Foundation year was developed in partnership with the Anishnabe Education and Training Circle. This certificate is intended to enhance the Aboriginal student's sense of cultural identity; develop a solid academic base; assess education/career options; and develop self-management skills. Cultural teachings and smudging are integrated daily throughout each academic semester in social activities, individual program courses, and Traditional Teacher/Elder visits. (Please note: Aboriginal includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit People)

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent Grade 12 English ( C ) or ( U ) (ENG4C, ENG4U) is strongly recommended and will be used in selection. Also recommended: Grade 11 College Biology (SBI3C).

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


Mandatory Courses

NATV1000 Aboriginal Community and Family Life
NATV1001 Personal Growth and Development
GNED1010 Ojibwe Language And Culture 1
GNED2055 Ojibwe Language and Culture 2
NATV1002 Aboriginal Heritage Tradition and Culture
NATV1003 Introduction to Psychology: An Aboriginal Perspective
COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
NATV2001 Issues In Holistic Hlth/Heal

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Course

To be selected from College list

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