Programs

Our college preparation program and work preparation studies at the George Brown College School of Work and College Preparation will assist you in getting the education you need or the job you’re looking for.

The George Brown College School of Work and College Preparation offers:

  • Skills upgrading in English, math or science for the pursuit of education or work in English and in ASL
  • “Pre” programs – two-semester certificate programs in Business, Health Sciences, Community Services and Hospitality Services
  • Programs for people who have experienced mental health issues and/or addictions histories to prepare them for work re-entry or further education
  • Programming that assists high school graduates who have faced academic challenges to upgrade their workplace entry skills.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

2016-2017
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Credential: George Brown College Certificate
Academic Upgrading is a tuition-free, full-time program for English-speaking adults, designed to improve their reading, writing, math, science and computer skills. The program prepares students for post-secondary studies, further skills training, apprenticeship or employment. Students create individualized learning plans based on their goals. For acceptance into the program, applicants complete a reading and writing assessment to determine their literacy levels and eligibility for the program. While in the program, students are provided with advising services and may be eligible for a transportation allowance. The program runs year round and has a monthly intake.
2017-2018
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Credential: George Brown College Certificate
Academic Upgrading is a tuition-free, full-time program for English-speaking adults, designed to improve their reading, writing, math, science and computer skills. The program prepares students for post-secondary studies, further skills training, apprenticeship or employment. Students create individualized learning plans based on their goals. For acceptance into the program, applicants complete a reading and writing assessment to determine their literacy levels and eligibility for the program. While in the program, students are provided with advising services and may be eligible for a transportation allowance. The program runs year round and has a monthly intake.
2016-2017
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Credential: George Brown College Certificate
The Academic Upgrading for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Adults program is the only college-based Literacy and Basic Skills program of its kind in Toronto, with all courses taught in American Sign Language (ASL). The program is for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students who want to upgrade their English, ASL, math and computer skills for success in further education, training or employment. New students can join the program each month. There is no tuition fee for this program. The program is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
This unique program provides people who have a history of addiction and/or mental health issues with the opportunity to receive training and employment in the food service industry. The program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process. The goal of this program is to help people with barriers to training and employment take the first steps towards a job in Toronto’s food industry.
2017-2018
Added to Comparison
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
This unique program provides people who have a history of addiction and/or mental health issues with the opportunity to receive training and employment in the food service industry. The program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process. The goal of this program is to help people with barriers to training and employment take the first steps towards a job in Toronto’s food industry.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The College Vocational program is an individualized, supportive program to help bridge the gap for students who have graduated from high school with workplace credits or an Ontario Secondary School Certificate and who are having difficulty finding appropriate and meaningful work. It offers extensive assessment through the use of several vocational tools. In addition, students participate in career planning, communication and life skills training, and a work experience placement.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The College Vocational program is an individualized, supportive program to help bridge the gap for students who have graduated from high school with workplace credits or an Ontario Secondary School Certificate and who are having difficulty finding appropriate and meaningful work. It offers extensive assessment through the use of several vocational tools. In addition, students participate in career planning, communication and life skills training, and a work experience placement.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
This unique program provides people who have a history of addiction and/or mental health issues with the opportunity to receive training and employment in the construction industry. The Construction Craft Worker Foundations program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process. The goal of this program is to help people with barriers to training and employment take the first steps towards a job in Toronto’s construction industry.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
This unique program provides people who have a history of addiction and/or mental health issues with the opportunity to receive training and employment in the construction industry. The Construction Craft Worker Foundations program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process. The goal of this program is to help people with barriers to training and employment take the first steps towards a job in Toronto’s construction industry.
2017-2018
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Credential: George Brown College Certificate
The Deaf Academic Upgrading program is the only college-based Literacy and Basic Skills program of its kind in Toronto, with all courses taught in American Sign Language (ASL). The program is for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students who want to upgrade their English, ASL, math and computer skills for success in further education, training or employment. New students can join the program each month. There is no tuition fee for this program. The program is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Successful completion of the Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) program academically qualifies people for entry into programs in the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. These programs are Culinary Management; Hotel Management; Culinary Skills – Chef Training; Baking and Pastry Arts Management; Culinary Management – Nutrition; Tourism and Hospitality Management; and Special Event Management. The program is closely linked to operators of recognized hotels, restaurants and catering companies in Toronto, and includes an industry externship for qualified students.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Successful completion of the Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) program academically qualifies people for entry into programs in the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. These programs are Culinary Management; Hospitality – Hotel Operations Management; Culinary Skills – Chef Training; Baking and Pastry Arts Management; Culinary Management – Nutrition; Tourism and Hospitality Management; and Special Event Management. The program is closely linked to operators of recognized hotels, restaurants and catering companies in Toronto, and includes an industry externship for qualified students.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Pre-Business program provides academic strengthening and exposure to a broad cross-section of business fields. This unique program offers a strong foundation in business, marketing, accounting, math, and English. Upon graduation, students are well-prepared to continue on to further education in the Centre for Business or to pursue other career paths.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Pre-Business program provides academic strengthening and exposure to a broad cross-section of business fields. This unique program offers a strong foundation in business, marketing, accounting, math and English. Many credits earned through this program can be used towards diploma level programs at the college. Upon graduation, students are given advanced standing in the Centre for Business diploma programs. Graduates are also well-prepared to continue on to further education in the Centre for Business or to pursue other career paths.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Pre-Community Services program provides opportunities for students to develop skills for admission to a number of Community Services programs at George Brown College. Students gain an overview of the helping field, including roles and systemic issues, and a theoretical basis through courses in sociology and psychology. A strong emphasis on learning in groups encourages co-operation, teamwork and mutual support.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Pre-Community Services program provides opportunities for students to develop skills for admission to a number of Community Services programs at George Brown College. Students gain an overview of the helping field, including roles and systemic issues, and a theoretical basis through courses in sociology and psychology. A strong emphasis on learning in groups encourages co-operation, teamwork and mutual support.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Pre-Health Science program prepares students to perform at a level that will assist them in gaining entry to a Health Sciences program at George Brown College, including Practical Nursing. It also gives students a basic understanding of social sciences and human relations. This helps them relate to people at college in further studies and at work in health care institutions or with health care providers. Throughout this program, students study biology and chemistry. Other courses include applied math, communications and general education electives.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program prepares students to perform at a level that will assist them in gaining entry to a Health Sciences program at George Brown College, including Practical Nursing. It also gives students a basic understanding of social sciences and human relations. This helps them relate to people at college in further studies and at work in health care institutions or with health care providers. Throughout this program, students study biology and chemistry. Other courses include applied math, communications and general education electives.

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