Anishnaabemowin and Program Development Our unique, foundational diploma will guide you on the path of Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe language) revitalization and resource development.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

Students acquire Anishnaabemowin skills to develop and implement sustainable language programs in Indigenous communities and organizations. Students practice their speaking skills by interacting in the classroom, language lab, and in the community. The history of Anishnaabemowin and current issues affecting revitalization and preservation are also studied. Incorporating the Anishnaabe world view, students examine the role and importance of Anishnaabemowin in ceremony, cultural values, and community.

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, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

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.


View the Anishnaabemowin and Prog. Dev. articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • ANPD1000 History of Anishnaabemowin
  • ANPD1001 Writing Systems
  • ANPD1002 Verbs and Nouns 1
  • ANPD1003 Language in the Home
  • ANPD1005 Kinoomaadwin 1
  • ANPD1006 Language in the Community
  • ANPD1007 Verbs and Nouns 2
  • ANPD1008 Anishnaabemowin Resources 1
  • INDG1001 Indigenous Heritage, Tradition and Culture
  • ANPD2000 Language Preservation and Revitalization
  • ANPD2001 Anishnaabemowin Resources 2
  • ANPD2002 Language Placement 1
  • ANPD2003 Language in the Workplace
  • ANPD2004 Anishnaabemowin Structures
  • ANPD2006 Language in the Natural Environment
  • ANPD2007 Language Placement 2
  • ANPD2008 Anishnaabemowin Program Development
  • ANPD2009 Interactive Anishnaaemowin
  • ANPD2010 Kinoomaadwin 2

Communications Courses

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

Anishnaabemowin Labs

  • ANPD1004 Anishnaabemdaa 1
  • ANPD1009 Anishnaabemdaa 2
  • ANPD2005 Anishnaabemdaa 3
  • ANPD2011 Anishnaabemdaa 4

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list