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Minimum General Education Requirements

Conestoga's General Education Policy and Procedure are in compliance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ (MTCU) Binding Policy Directive. As such, the following chart outlines the minimum number of General Education courses required for each credential offered at Conestoga:

Credential Number of courses Number of courses that may be specified
Conestoga College Certificate Not required 1
Ontario College Certificate Encouraged but not required 2
Ontario College Diploma 3 – 5 2
Ontario College Advanced Diploma 3 – 5 2
Ontario College Graduate Certificate Not required

1 Locally approved Recognition of Achievement and Conestoga Certificates, in addition to Post-graduate Certificates, do not have mandated General Education requirements.

2 Although not required, it is recommended if the certificate program is a pathway designed for admission to a higher academic credential program.

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