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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
Program Delivery Full-time +
Program delivery method(s) In person +
In-person and hybrid option
What does this mean?

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 dateCampus
Fall 2024 Barrie, Owen Sound

*Program delivery methods apply to full-time programs only. Please contact recruitment for more information about the delivery method at the campus you’re interested in.

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:

Don’t meet admission requirements? Learn about Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) programming to help you meet requirements for entry into this program!

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:

  • Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go!
  • MORE choices. We are always adding more flexible delivery programs and courses.

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.

Your course delivery method(s)

In person

This program is delivered fully in person and requires you to attend campus.

In-person and hybrid option

In this program, some courses will provide an option to choose fully in person or fully online. You’ll choose one delivery method, that fits your circumstances, for the duration of the semester.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

Do you have questions about College Foundations? Contact us!

Thinking about applying to Georgian?

Contact our student recruitment team to explore your study options.

Already applied to Georgian?

Connect with the Office of the Registrar for admissions-related questions.

Are you an international student?

Contact our international recruitment team to learn more about studying at Georgian. 

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