Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Program (A107)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Transitions to Post-Secondary Education
  • Code: A107
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    12 months (3 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, April, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    No fee*
  • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
    Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

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Overview

Program Overview

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

Full Description

Transitions to Post-Secondary Education is a supported education, three-semester program for individuals who identify mental health and/or addictions challenges as barriers to education and/or employment. 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 Strategies for Student Success, 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 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 transferable 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.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

MANDATORY

semester courses
Code Course name
PREP1021 Life Skills
PREP1022 Career & Life Transitions I
COMP1216 Computer Skills I
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 Computer Skills 2
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

Detailed course outlines

Career & Postgraduate 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

Domestic Tuition

No fee*

Additional Costs

* 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 Colleges and Universities.

International Students

Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • English reading & writing skills
  • Self-identified experience of mental health and/or addictions barriers
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)

Intake process involves the following:

  1. Attend an info session
  2. Complete an application
  3. Write an English assessment

Course Exemptions

Certain college or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions.

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

Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Contact Us

Contact the program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 2458 or email tpeinfo@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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

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.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Program (A107)

2020-20212021-2022

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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

Full Description

Transitions to Post-Secondary Education is a supported education, three-semester program for individuals who identify mental health and/or addictions challenges as barriers to education and/or employment. 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 Strategies for Student Success, 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 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 transferable 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.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

MANDATORY

semester courses
Code Course name
PREP1021 Life Skills 
PREP1022 Career & Life Transitions I
COMP1216 Computer Skills I
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 Computer Skills 2
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

Career & Postgraduate 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

Domestic Tuition

No fee*

Additional Costs

* 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 Colleges and Universities.

International Students

Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information. 

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • English reading & writing skills
  • Self-identified experience of mental health and/or addictions barriers
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)

Intake process involves the following:

  1. Attend an info session
  2. Complete an application
  3. Write an English assessment
     

Course Exemptions

Certain college or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions.
Two computer courses are also eligible for prior learning assessment, based on your previous education and experiential learning.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

 

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

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.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.