April 10, 2015

Belleville, Ontario, April 9, 2015

Loyalist College is pleased to announce a one-year Workplace Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate program for high school and mature students who have or will earn an Ontario Secondary School diploma with workplace preparation credits. The new two-semester program, which starts in September 2015, offers math, science, business, and communications enrichment, as well as various vocational elective courses.

“The Workplace Arts and Science program offers a strong combination of academic study and workplace experiential learning,” said Loyalist College President Maureen Piercy. “It is designed to allow students to broaden their knowledge while developing different career-specific skills. Through four electives, two each semester, students can experience topics ranging from Construction Renovation and Mechanical Techniques to Journalism and Esthetics and Spa Management. Graduates have the option of continuing their studies in a diploma or advanced diploma program, or entering the workforce directly with this post-secondary credential.”

The Workplace Arts and Science program offers a well-rounded experience through a mix of group assignments, community projects, science labs and online class activities. Students will be able to work with a faculty advisor each semester to customize their timetable. Through Student Success Services, they will have access to peer tutoring, note taking, and assistance with math and writing. Career planning is also available to help students navigate their interests in different vocations, based on the following elective courses:

Child and Youth Worker
Construction Renovation Techniques/Technician
Early Childhood Education
Esthetics and Spa Management
Fitness and Health Promotion
Journalism – Online, Print and Broadcast
Mechanical Techniques
Media, Arts + Design Experience (winter)
Recreation and Leisure Services
Television and New Media Production

Interested applicants can apply now through, using program code GASW.

About Loyalist College
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Internationally renowned for its enriched student learning and living experiences, Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior success services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 60 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and 500+ online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and the LEED® Silver certified Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit

Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing and Communications,
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536