General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

September 2022

Availability: Apply in early October 2021
Credential: Ontario College Certificate ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 06, 2022
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
GSN
Sem 1 Delivery:
In Person
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,078.17 per semester*
International:
$8,044.07 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

The General Arts and Science ‚Äď Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option is designed specifically to prepare students for entry into one of our School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences diploma programs.

Important program information for the 2021/2022 academic year

The chart below indicates the status of delivery for this program in upcoming academic terms. Please note that program delivery is subject to change based on government and public health requirements and the college's admissions policies.

Sem

Delivery Mode

On Campus Date

On Campus Reqs

Delivery Breakdown

2

In Person

January 10, 2022

5 days per week

All content delivered in person.

Program Highlights

Upon successful completion of this two-semester certificate program, you will receive credit for all Common First Semester courses and entrance directly into semester 2* of one of the following programs in the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences:

You will also be eligible for entry to semester 1 of the Urban Forestry Technician Co-op program.

Discover your options while you discover nature. Explore the campus. Learn hands-on ecosystem skills and the wider world of ecology and the environment to prepare you for your environmental or natural resources sciences diploma program. Belong to a field crew in a camp setting while you learn outdoor skills. Prepare yourself with courses in math or chemistry. Study computing and communications, to build skills set for a successful future. The program will enable you to:

  • discover and explore the programs and related career fields within the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences
  • get to know yourself better and make an informed choice about your career path
  • learn more about the natural world we live in
  • develop field skills and improve your academic and vocational skills
  • gain confidence and a head start on your college diploma program

Field Camp

Due to COVID-19 precautions the Field Camp course will be held on-campus in the Fall 2021 term over 4 consecutive days. The Field Camp course is a chance for students to apply the environmental field skills they have acquired in their courses and get to know one another by working in teams in the natural spaces on campus. Students must complete the Field Camp to earn the required credit.

Selection Criteria

During Semester 2 of the General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option, you will be asked to identify your 1st, 2nd and 3rd diploma program choices. These are due by internal transfer in the Frost Campus Admissions office by February 1. This will assist in the college’s planning and scheduling.

Up to 5 spaces are reserved in oversubscribed diploma programs for graduates of General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies who have completed all their credits. Priority will be give to students who have attained their General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies certificate and candidates will be ranked based on overall marks at the time of the selection process.

Program Progression

If you complete the General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option and choose to continue on to a diploma program, you will be attending college for a total of 5 consecutive semesters. For example:

General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option

  • Semester 1: September - December
  • Semester 2: January - April

Then, if you successfully complete the program, you could be eligible for entry into semester 2 of your diploma program in May.

Diploma Program(excluding Urban Forestry Technician Co-op)

  • Semester 2: May - August
  • Semester 3: September - December
  • Semester 4: January - April (Graduate with Technician Diploma)

You would have the option to apply to a Technology diploma program if offered, or to take a dual diploma, with 2 additional semesters of study.

Entry to Urban Forestry Technician Co-op

If you successfully complete the General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option, you could be eligible for entry to semester 1 of the Urban Forestry Technician Co-op program, and could enter this program in September the following year.

Additional Costs

You should plan to spend approximately $700 per year for books and supplies, plus camp fees.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to General Arts and Science - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Skillsmarker to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Tuition and Fees Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

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