Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Program (A107)

PROGRAM
Transitions to Post-Secondary Education
CODE
A107
SCHOOL
School of Immigrant and Transitional Education
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
12 months (3 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January, April
CREDENTIAL
Ontario College Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
Transitions to Post-Secondary Education is a supported education, three-semester program for individuals who have faced challenges with mental health and/or addictions issues. The program provides students who see education as part of their recovery process with the opportunity to assess new pathways to academic and employment success.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

Transitions to Post-Secondary Education is a supported education, three-semester program for individuals who have a history of challenges with mental health and/or addictions issues. The program provides students with the opportunity to assess new pathways to academic and employment success.

Courses offered in the program focus on helping students develop new strategies and skills, set realistic goals, create career plans, and understand and address individual challenges to employment, academic and interpersonal success.

Students develop greater self-awareness and self-confidence through courses such as Life Skills and Community Engagement. Courses such as Student Success Strategies, College English and Speaking with Confidence help students gain skills in time management, organization, essay writing and presentations. In Career and Life Transitions, students engage in vocational exploration to help determine their interests and strengths, carry out occupational research, set goals and develop an understanding of workplace accommodations.

Woven throughout the program is an emphasis on communication, problem-solving, self-management, goal setting and interpersonal skills.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completing the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate gains in interpersonal skills.
  • Use strategies to address barriers to education and employment.
  • Apply skills learned in the program to other social, educational and vocational contexts.
  • Articulate future plans for further post-secondary study and/or employment.
  • Develop a skills portfolio that will assist in transitions to other post-secondary programs and/or employment settings.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

MANDATORY

semester courses
Code Course name
PREP1021 Life Skills I
PREP1022 Career & Life Transitions I
COMP1216 Introduction to Computer Skills
STS1001 Strategies for Student Success
COMM1003 English Skills
  OR
COMM1007 College English
  Choose one elective from list below

SEMESTER 2

MANDATORY

semester courses
Code Course name
PREP1031 Group Dynamics
PREP1032 Career & Life Transitions II
COMP1217 Technology for Life
GHUM1025 Speaking with Confidence
COMM1007 College English
  Choose one elective from list below

SEMESTER 3

MANDATORY

semester courses
Code Course name
PREP1041 Community Engagement
PREP1042 Career & Life Transitions III
COMP1218 Technology for Communication
SSCI1037 Psychology of Adult Development
  Choose two electives from list below

ELECTIVES FOR ALL SEMESTERS

semester courses
Code Course name
LIBA1041 Creative Exploration
LIBA1042 Writing your Life: the Art of Personal Narrative
HLTH1035 Introduction to Health and Wellness
PREP1034 Applied Life Skills
SSCI1039 The Medium and the Message
GNED General Education Elective

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Students who complete this program go on to a wide range of employment and educational opportunities depending on their interests and previous experience. Some choose to make a career change, and many go on to other post-secondary programs before seeking employment.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

No fee*

Additional Cost 

* Students in this program do not pay tuition or fees. This program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Mental Health and/or Addictions History
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)

Intake process involves the following:

  1. Application completion
  2. Academic assessment
  3. Readiness and Goals assessment
  4. Interview

Course Exemptions

Certain Ontario Academic Credit (OAC), college or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions.**

Many courses are also eligible for prior learning assessment, based on your previous education and experiential learning.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

How Do I Apply to the Program  

Attend Information Session

Apply To  

George Brown College

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact the program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 2458 or email Christopher Millado at cmillado@georgebrown.ca.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus  

Book a general campus tour to see the common areas of the campus (i.e. cafeteria, student services, the gym, etc.) or explore our virtual tour.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.