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

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 Health and Healing

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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