General Studies Diploma

 
This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of Ministry of advanced Education Skills & Training.General Studies Diploma (GSD) program is designed to provide students with the education and job skills necessary to enter the workforce. This program offers general curriculum and fundamental business knowledge.Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a Diploma in General Studies.
 
NOC code : 1411 - General office support workers, and clerical services



Brief Program Description                                                           
General Studies Diploma (GSD) program is designed to provide students with the education and job skills necessary to enter the workforce. This program offer general curriculum and fundamental business knowledge. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a Diploma in General Studies.
 
   
Career Occupation*
Administrative officers;
General office worker;
   
Admission Requirements

1. High School graduates or its equivalent, or age 19 and over;
2. Meet the English Proficiency Requirement as followings:
a. A minimum score of 500 in formal TOEFL, or TOEFL IBT 61, or IELTS 6, or pass an in-house English test with the minimum score of 500 conducted by UPC; or
b. Four years of full-time education with the English instructions in Canada or other countries.
 
   
Learning Objectives* Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. Gain basic knowledge for entry –level job as well as that for advanced academic study.
2. Demonstrate reasoning, creative thinking, and analytic skills.
3. Have the ability to acquire, organize and present information through strong verbal and written communications skills.
4. Understand ethics, cultural diversity and interpersonal skills.
5. Acquaint with different functions of business in accounting/ finance, managements, marketing, and operations.
 
   
Method(s) of Evaluation*
Most classes will have two exams; each will be counted at least 30% toward the final grade. For some classes, there will be case studies, term projects, presentations, etc. in general, class attendance will be 5%, HW assignments will be 10%, two exams at 60%, Presentation, Participation, and Term project will be
counted at 25%. For details, please refer to individual syllabus for each class as attached.
   
   

Grading Scales for each class is as follows:
A
94-100%
A-
90-93%
B+
86-89%
B
83-85%
B-
80-82%
C+
75-79%
C
70-74%
D
60-69%
F
0-59%
 
 


 

Completion Requirements*
1. Courses with grades lower than “C” is not counted toward the
 
completion of GSD program at UPC.
2. Upon successful completion of the 20 courses, General
Studies Diploma will be granted at UPC.
 
Program Duration
Hours: 1440
Weeks Full-Time: 72
Weeks Part-Time: 106
 
Homework Hours
Students are expected to work at least 40 hours on homework per
course. These hours are not considered part of the program
duration.
 
Delivery Method(s)
In-class instruction, Distance/Online, or Combined

 
Required course materials
Textbooks are the major required course materials to complete
this program. For some classes, real life case study, internet
information compliment, and videos will be used as learning
resources. For details, please refer to individual course
outline/syllabus for each course.
 
 Tuition and Fees
International Students
Tuition: $30,000
Application Fee: $1,000
Assessment Fee: $250
Other: $20

Domestic Students
Tuition: $30,000
Application Fee: $250
Assessment Fee: $250
Other: $20
 
 






Program Organization                  
                                                         
   
Title of Course
Hours of Instruction
 
 
Credits
1 ENGL 101 English Writing 72 3
2 BUAD 101 Introduction to Business 72 3
3 MATH 101   Business Mathematics 72 3
4 ACCT 101 Accounting I 72 3
5 ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics 72 3
6 SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 72 3
7 ENGL 201 Contemporary Literature 72 3
8 GEOG 101 Human Geography 72 3
9 PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 72 3
10 ACCT 201 Accounting II 72 3

     
 
11 PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 72 3
12 POLI 201 Introduction to Political Science 72 3
13 ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics 72 3
14 QMSC 201   Probability and Business Statistics 72 3
15 CMIS 201 E-Business 72 3
16 FNCE 201 Corporate Finance 72 3
17 LGST 201   Legal Studies in Business 72 3
18 MAGT 201   Entrepreneur & Management 72 3
19 MGT 203     Operations Management 72 3
20 MKTG 201  Principles of Marketing 72 3
                                                                                                                 
   TOTAL:           1440Hours          60 Credits

 
 

Learning Resources

Learning resources are mainly from textbooks, while some are from real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.
For details, please refer to each class syllabus. Delivery Methods: In-class instruction, Distance/Online, or Combined

Marking Scheme

Most classes have two major exams; each weighs at least 30% towards the final grade. For some classes, there are case studies, term projects, presentations, and etc. Generally, class attendance weighs 5%, assignments weighs 10%, and exams weigh 60%, presentation, participation, and term project together weigh 25%. Instructors have the discretion to make changes to the marking scheme deemed necessary. For details, please refer to individual class syllabus.   

 



Contact Us

Call us: Phone: +1 604-736-2378
United Pacific College
#2380-2385 8888 Odlin Cre
Richmond BC
Canada V6X 3Z8
Or send us an email E-mail: info.upccollege@gmail.com