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Kick start your academic and career goals with a strong foundation

College Foundations Ontario College Certificate program

Explore a variety of courses. Discover your strengths and find your passion! Develop skills for success. Be ready for employment or further your studies.

Program code COLF
Duration 1 year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time +

Program information

Program description

College Foundations is a one-year Ontario College Certificate designed for students seeking access to a broad range of college programs. As a student in this program, you can determine your academic goals and career pathways by selecting courses from a variety of vocationally specific programs. Additionally, you develop critical thinking skills and apply success strategies to support your academic and career development. As a student in this program, you gain skills and credits for transfer into further vocational post-secondary study or prepare to enter the workplace. 

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2023 Barrie, Owen Sound

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the College Foundations program?

College Foundations admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit for Prior Learning website for details:

What career paths can I take as a graduate of this program?

Your College Foundations certificate gives you many career opportunities

Graduates of this program may find entry-level positions in the workplace or apply to other college programs, provided they meet program-specific admission requirements. 

Successful completion of this program does not guarantee entry into any college program.

Flex MORE. Study College Foundations part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What you need to know:

  • More information coming soon!

What courses are included in the College Foundations certificate program?

Course overview

4 Program Courses
5 Program Option Courses
2 General Education Courses
1 Communications Course

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the College Foundations program outline.

  • LIBA 1000 – Learning Strategies
  • LIBA 1001 – College Exploration
  • Select 2 courses from the available list during registration
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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