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    College Opportunities

Program Code:CAP
Duration:2 Semesters
Start Dates:Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

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

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

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

The Importance of Learning Skills:

Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.


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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. These may include vocational training/ employment in the following areas: social services, health care, apprenticeships, business, office administration, services to children and youth, recreation, employment and community services.

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 appropriate practices and procedures, 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.

Field Placement

Meet all necessary academic requirements and you’ll benefit from an 84–hour unpaid field placement for practical experience either at the end of the second semester or earlier as mutually agreed.

Important Academic Dates

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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.

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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