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General Education Courses (GNED)

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requires all graduates of diploma and advanced diploma programs to successfully complete three General Education (GNED) courses.

Please review all available information on this page to help you make an informed decision about your GNED course selection.

Please note that GNED course offerings vary by term; when the GNED registration portal opens, you will be offered courses based on what will fit within your timetable.

Before registering for your GNED elective, please review the Frequently Asked Questions document linked below for details about your options, transfer credits, exemptions, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Learning options

Students in a diploma or advanced diploma program must successfully complete three General Education courses to qualify for graduation. Information on when GNED courses should be taken can be found on the program map in each program’s manual.

Additional fees may be charged to students who take General Education courses off cycle with their program map. Please see AOP 233 for further information.

General education courses are delivered in a classroom or online. Please consider the following when making your selections:

    • Online learning requires good time management, adherence to deadlines, minimal interaction with the instructor, and is suitable for those who enjoy independent study. 
    • For the most part, online learning allows you to study wherever and whenever you choose.
    • Traditional delivery in a classroom includes an independent study component, which requires good time management, adherence to deadlines, and minimal interaction with the instructor.
    • Both in-class and online courses will include a module to be completed on the Learning Management System

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