About General Education & Breadth Electives

General Education & Breadth Electives

You will select your cross college general education course electives using myStudent Centre. Selecting your elective early will provide you with the most elective options. If you are required to select an elective class, you will receive notification via myStudent Centre. Click the tabs below for details about electives.

  • General Electives
  • Breadth Electives
  • Program Elective Search

General Electives

Students in certificate or diploma programs are required to include general electives as part of their program of study.

Courses & Offerings

At Sheridan, there are two general types of General Education Courses:

  1. Open General Education Courses: General Education courses which are chosen by students outside of their field of study to meet their General Education requirements.

  2. Mandated General Education Courses: General Education courses which are identified and determined to be required by the Academic Faculty for students registered in a specific program(s).

Sheridan requires the following minimum number of General Education courses for each credential level in order to ensure compliance with the MTCU Binding Policy Directive: Framework for Programs of Instruction.

  • Ontario College Certificate Programs: minium of one
  • Ontario College Diploma Programs: minimum of one; maximum of one mandated
  • Ontario Advanced Diploma Programs: minimum of four; maximum of two mandated

General Education Course Offerings & More Information

Please see the General Education page for complete details about General Education and to see current course offerings.

How to Register

  1. Log into myStudent Centre
    Under the Academics section open the "other academic..." drop menu and select the Enrollment:Swap option and hit the ›› button.
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  2. Select term
    Select the term you are choosing electives for and click the "Continue" button.
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  3. Select elective placeholder
    If you are required to take an elective, an elective placeholder will be on your timetable. You need to swap each placeholder with a course. Select the class you wish to swap from the drop down menu.

    Click the "Search" Button next to Search for Classes (keep the default value “Class Search” in the popup menu under “With this Class”).
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  4. Submit search
    This will bring you to the Search Criteria page – DO NOT ENTER ANY VALUES ON THIS SCREEN – click the "Search Button"
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  5. View available electives
    Click the "Select class" button next to the class you want. (Please note: if there are no select class buttons next to the class choices, you will be unable to make your selection until the date indicated in the Elective Registration email notification that was sent to you – you may however, preview specific course information by clicking the section ID link.
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  6. Swap placeholder for elective
    You will now be on a page titled “Swap a Class”. Click the "Next" button.
    Make a note of your username and password

  7. Complete elective swap
    To complete your enrollment, click the “Finish Swapping” button at the bottom of the page.
    Make a note of your username and password

  8. Confirm swap
    If your course swap was successful, you will see a checkmark under the “Status” heading.
    Make a note of your username and password

  9. View updated schedule
    Click the “View My Schedule” link at the bottom of the page to view your updated timetable.
    Make a note of your username and password

 

Breadth Electives

Students in degree programs are required to include Liberal Arts and Science breadth electives as part of their program of study. Such students must also include breadth electives from particular fields of study and levels in fulfillment of their program’s degree breadth requirements. .

Types of Breadth Elective Courses & Offerings

Students have to complete at least eight breadth elective courses (at least 20% of the total program hours) drawn from five fields of study:

  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Global Culture
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Students must complete:

  • An Introductory 1000 level course in a minimum of two of the five fields of study as noted above.*
  • At least two courses at a level higher than Introductory 1000
  • In addition to the above, every degree program will include Composition and Rhetoric from the English/Literature discipline of Humanities; for some programs, Composition and Rhetoric may be considered part of the core curriculum and would not qualify as meeting breadth requirements
  • Breadth courses(s) to meet the requirement for the specific degree and be consistent with PEQAB Program Content Standard requirements

* if a course is related to the degree program of study, students will not be able to select that course

Once the Level and Fields of Study criteria have been satisfied, students can select their remaining outstanding breadth electives from any Level and any Field of Study (provided they satisfy the necessary pre-requisite.)

Breadth Elective Course Offerings & More Information

See Sheridan's Degree Breadth Electives page for further information and a breakdown of breadth electives.

How to Register

Step 1: Adding Courses to your Shopping Cart

Shortly before you are able to enrol in courses you will have the opportunity to plan your custom timetable. During your Shopping Cart appointment you will be able to load courses to your Shopping Cart.
  1. View your Shopping Cart and Enrolment Dates
    When you log into myStudent Centre, you can view when your shopping cart opens in the “Enrolment Dates” panel, under the heading, “Shopping Cart Appointment”. Once your Shopping Cart is open, click on the "Shopping Cart" link. This panel will list when you can add courses to your Shopping Cart and when you can enrol in courses.
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  2. Search for your Courses
    When you first view your Shopping Cart it will be empty. Click “Search” to generate a list of courses available to you.
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  3. Select the course you wish to add to your Shopping Cart
    Both core courses and elective courses can be loaded to your Shopping Cart.

    "Please note: Only select courses for your upcoming term. The experience and knowledge you acquire in earlier courses may help you later in your program. You do not have to take courses in the order they appear when loaded to your shopping cart.
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  4. Load core courses AND electives to your Shopping Cart
    Please Note: To load courses into your Shopping Cart, simply click on the underlined description of the course you wish to take.
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  5. Select a class for your course
    The Course Detail page will provide you with further information regarding the course and a list of available classes. You can filter this list by a range of criteria to find the class that suits you best. You can select classes at any time - day or evening. To load a class to your Shopping Cart, click the “Select” button beside your preferred class.
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  6. Important! Always check the class location and mode of instruction
    Courses may be scheduled across different campuses and may use different modes of instruction. Courses can be delivered in-class, online or as a hybrid (in-class and online.) Make sure you are aware of where and how your selected classes are delivered to avoid any surprises at the start of term. You should also account for travel time between campuses where necessary.
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  7. Confirm your class
    Confirm that you want to load the course to your Shopping Cart by clicking “Next”.
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  8. View course in your Shopping Cart
    After the course has been loaded, it will appear in your Shopping Cart. You can either validate this course or load additional courses to your Shopping Cart.

    Please note: loading a course to your Shopping Cart does not reserve your place in a course or add the course to your timetable. To add a course to your timetable and reserve your place, you must enrol in the course once your Enrolment Appointment opens.

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Step 2: Validate your Courses

  1. Select the courses you wish to validate
    Validating your Courses will check:
    1. Whether you have successfully completed the prerequisites required to take each course
    2. Whether there are any time conflicts with other selected courses.

    To validate your courses, select all the courses preloaded to your Shopping Cart that you wish to validate and then click the “Validate button.”

    Please note: If you wish to validate co-requisite courses, you must select and validate all dependant co-requisite courses together, otherwise validation will be unsuccessful.
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  2. Review the validation results.
    Courses will be successfully validated where:
    • The course will not result in any time conflicts with other selected courses
    • You satisfy all the necessary criteria to take the course (such as prerequisites)

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  3. Check validation and delete invalid courses
    When you return to your Shopping Cart, you may wish to individually validate any courses where you received an unsuccessful validation result to make sure you are aware of all the reasons the course could not be validated. For example, a course may not be validated because of a time conflict with another class AND because you do not meet the prerequisites to take the course.

    It is recommended that you delete any courses that were not successfully validated before you preload new courses to your Shopping Cart to avoid confusion. Click on the "Search" button to add new courses to validate.
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  4. Revalidate new courses
    Once all the courses in your Shopping Cart have been successfully validated, you can then enrol in the courses and create your timetable.
    1. At this point in the process you are not enrolled in courses
    2. You will only be able to complete the enrollment process, once your Enrolment Appointment opens.
    3. All courses selected during validation, will remain in your Shopping Cart, to facilitate enrollment during your Enrolment Appointment.
    4. Once your Enrolment Appointment opens, you will be competing for available seats in each timeslot, so enrol early

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Step 3: Course Enrolment

  1. Select the courses you wish to enrol in
    Once all the courses loaded to your Shopping Cart have been successfully validated, enrol in the courses to create your timetable. First select all the courses you wish to enrol in by clicking the checkbox. You only have to select the courses you wish to enrol in at that time.

    However, be aware, there may be no longer places available in a course when you come to enrol at a later date.

    Please note: If you wish to enrol in co-requisite courses, you must select and enrol in all dependant co-requisite courses together, otherwise enrolment will be unsuccessful.
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  2. Confirm enrollment
    Confirm your enrollment in the selected courses to add the courses to your timetable.

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  3. View enrollment results
    View the results of your enrollment to make sure all the courses were successfully added to your timetable.

    Click “My Class Schedule” to view your timetable.
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  4. View your Timetable

    To access your timetable:

    • Click on the Enroll link under Academics
    • Click on Weekly Calendar View – your timetable is date sensitive; fill in ‘Week of:’ as 09/02/2013

    As the college is closed on the first Monday of the Fall term, you may need to set the date to 09/09/13 to see your Monday classes.
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Program Elective Search

Enter your program name or code to see if your program has breadth or general electives.


Advanced Special Effects Makeup Prosthetics and Props PASEM General Electives
Advanced Television and Film PATAF General Electives
Advertising PADVT General Electives
Advertising and Marketing Communications PADMK General Electives
Advertising and Marketing Communications Management PAMCM General Electives
Animal Care PANCR General Electives
Architectural Technician PATCN General Electives
Architectural Technology PARTY General Electives
Art Fundamentals PARTF General Electives
Banking and Wealth Management PBAWM General Electives
Business PBUSS General Electives
Business - Accounting PBUSA General Electives
Business - Finance PBUFI General Electives
Business - Human Resources PBUHR General Electives
Business - Marketing PBUMK General Electives
Business Administration - Accounting PBSAA General Electives
Business Administration - Finance PBAFI General Electives
Business Administration - Human Resources PBAHR General Electives
Business Administration - Marketing PBAMK General Electives
Business Process Management PBPRI General Electives
Chemical Engineering Technology PCETY General Electives
Chemical Engineering Technology Environmental PCETE General Electives
Chemical Laboratory Technician PCLTN General Electives
Child and Youth Care PCYCD General Electives
Child and Youth Worker PCYWK General Electives
Community and Justice Services PCAJS General Electives
Community Worker - Outreach and Development PCWOD General Electives
Computer Animation PCANM General Electives
Computer Animation - Digital Character Animation PCADC General Electives
Computer Engineering Technician PCPEN General Electives
Computer Engineering Technology PCPET General Electives
Computer Programmer PCOMP General Electives
Computer Systems Technician - Software Engineering PCSSN General Electives
Computer Systems Technology - Systems Analyst Coop PCSTA General Electives
Computer Systems Technology Software Development and Network Engineering Coop PCSTS General Electives
Crafts and Design - Glass PCRDG General Electives
Early Childhood Education PECED General Electives
Early Childhood Education - Intensive PECEI General Electives
Educational Support PCESD General Electives
Electrical Engineering Technician PETEN General Electives
Electrical Techniques PETEQ General Electives
Electromechanical Engineering Technician PELTN General Electives
Electromechanical Engineering Technology PEMTY General Electives
Electronics Engineering Technician PEETN General Electives
Electronics Engineering Technology PELTY General Electives
Emergency Management PEMGD General Electives
English Language Studies (ESL) PGASE General Electives
Environmental Control PENCT General Electives
Environmental Technician PENST General Electives
Fundamentals of Fitness Leadership PFITL General Electives
Game Development Advanced Programming PGDAP General Electives
Game Level Design PGLDS General Electives
General Arts and Science PGASC General Electives
General Arts and Science PGASH General Electives
General Arts and Science PGASU General Electives
General Arts and Science University 1 Year PGAUC General Electives
Honours Bachelor of Animation PBAAA Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (Mobile Computing) PBACS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) PBAHS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) PBAIS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration  (Supply Chain Management) PBSCM Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) PBACC Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) PBBAF Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business Management) PBGBM General Electives
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources Management) PBHRM Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing Management) PBBAM Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design PBCRD Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing PBCWP Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership PBECL Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Film and Television PBFTV Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Game Design PBGDS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences (Kinesiology and Health Promotion) PBHSK

Breadth Elective (first year only)

General Electives

Honours Bachelor of Illustration PBAAI Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design PBIDS Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Interior Design PBAID Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance PBAMT Breadth Elective
Honours Bachelor of Photography PBAAP Breadth Elective
Human Resources Management Coop PHRMC General Electives
Information Technologies Support Services PITSS General Electives
Interactive Media Management PINME General Electives
Interior Decorating PINDE General Electives
International Business Management PINBM General Electives
Internet Communications Technology Coop PICTE General Electives
Investigation - Public and Private PIPAP General Electives
Journalism PJRNL General Electives
Journalism - Broadcast PBRJR General Electives
Journalism - New Media PJRNM General Electives
Makeup for Media and Creative Arts PMMCA General Electives
Manufacturing Management PMFMT General Electives
Marketing Management PMKMT General Electives
Marketing Management Coop PMKMC General Electives
Mechanical Engineering Technician PMETN General Electives
Mechanical Engineering Technician - Drafting PMETD General Electives
Mechanical Engineering Technology PMETY General Electives
Mechanical Engineering Technology Design and Drafting PMEDD General Electives
Mechanical Technician - Tool Making PMTTM General Electives
Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing PLUMB General Electives
Mechanical Techniques - Tool and Die Maker PMTTD General Electives
Media Arts PMEDA General Electives
Media Fundamentals PMDAF General Electives
Office Administration - Executive POFAE General Electives
Office Administration - Health Services POAHS General Electives
Office Administration - Legal POFAL General Electives
Office Administration Medical POFAM General Electives
Paralegal PARAL General Electives
Performing Arts - Preparation PPAPN General Electives
Personal Support Worker PPSWK General Electives
Pharmacy Technician PPHTN General Electives
Police Foundations PPOLF General Electives
Practical Nursing PPNSG General Electives
Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees PPHSS General Electives
Project Management PPRJM General Electives
Public Relations - Corporate Communications PPRCC General Electives
Quality Assurance Manufacturing and Management PQUAS General Electives
Retail Pharmacy Assistant PRPHA General Electives
Social Service Worker PSSWK General Electives
Social Service Worker - Gerontology PSSWG General Electives
Technical Production for Theatre and Live  Events PTTLP General Electives
Technology Fundamentals PTECH General Electives
Tourism - Global Travel PTGTL General Electives
Tourism and Travel PTOTR General Electives
Veterinary Technician PVETT General Electives
Visual and Creative Arts PCVAT General Electives
Visual and Creative Arts - Advanced PCVAD General Electives
Visual Effects PVEFF General Electives
Visual Merchandising Arts PVMAS General Electives
Web Design PNMED General Electives
Welding Techniques PWLDT General Electives