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    College Opportunities

Program Code:CAP
Duration:2 Semesters
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

College Opportunities (CAP) will equip you with strategies and skills to overcome barriers to further education and employment. You’ll use skills acquired in the program to pursue higher education, an apprenticeship or enter the workforce. In addition to core academic courses, you’ll take subjects focused on personal management, learning skills and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, you’ll benefit from intensive supports, academic advisement and career exploration and an 84–hour field placement experience. Our graduates find employment in areas such as the social services, apprenticeships and business.

Field Placement

Meet all necessary academic requirements and you’ll benefit from an 84–hour unpaid field placement for an experiential learning opportunity in a workplace setting of your choice during second semester or at a mutually agreed upon time.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically solve routine problems related to both educational and employment environments, using a variety of systematic approaches based on knowledge and consideration of diverse individuals and fundamental concepts in social sciences.
  • Perform basic job duties using appropriate equipment, technology and software, including microcomputer applications.
  • Contribute and maintain appropriate records, logs and reports by employing basic skills in mathematics and essential language tools.
  • Work responsibly in a supervised environment and in accordance with practices and procedures appropriate to the workplace, including the application of socially responsible interpersonal, communication and self–management skills.
  • Develop and use personal and professional strategies, including self– care and time management, to improve professional growth, job performance, work relationships and career path development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent;
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older).


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Your Career

As a graduate of College Opportunities, you’ll have the academic background, learning skills and career guidance to explore your further education options and/or employment opportunities in an area of interest to you. Career pathways may include vocational training in the following areas: social services, health care, apprenticeships, business, office administration, services to children and youth, recreation, employment or community services.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC190 * Communication Skills 4
MTH160 Fundamentals of Mathematics Part I 4
SCR102 Personal Management 3
SCR103 Career Pathways 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
SCR202 Canadian Multiculturalism 3
SCR203 Diversity Issues in the Workplace 3
SCR401 ** Interprofessional Learning 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

* Based on outcome of a Skills Assessment.
** Completion of Field Placement (84 hours) required.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
English and Communications*
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Fundamentals of Mathematics
Personal Management
Career Pathways
Semester 2
Canadian Multiculturalism - A Youth Perspective
Diversity Issues in the Workplace
Interprofessional Learning and Field Placement**
General Education Option
General Education Option

* Based on outcome of a Skills Assessment.
** Completion of Field Placement (84 hours) required.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisor
  Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
Registration & Records Advisor:
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22472
Program Contacts:
Co-ordinators: Stanley Braithwaite
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26431
Lamin Jabbi
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22712
Academic Chair: Leolyn Hendricks
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 44755
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