Liberal studies are courses designed to broaden a learner’s skills and understanding, and that are beyond the requirements of their area of specialization.
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Liberal Studies courses involve interdisciplinary examinations of knowledge from different subject areas. They help develop foundational skills that serve students’ career and life goals.
JIBC offers core liberal studies courses for its certificate, diploma and degree programs and accepts credit for completion of equivalent courses from other BC post-secondary institutions. Liberal studies courses completed in provinces and countries outside BC may be evaluated for equivalency at the student’s expense.
Individuals who are interested in developing foundational skills
Students who are enrolled in a JIBC certificate or diploma program which requires core liberal studies courses for completion
Future applicants to JIBC certificate or diploma programs who would like to complete prerequisite(s) or core liberal studies course(s) in preparation for program acceptance.
Liberal studies provide foundational skills to help students apply their specialized learning more successfully in the labour market and community settings. These skills are highly valued in most workplaces and can be applied to any field requiring analytical thought.
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Students may be eligible to enroll in courses without entering into a program. We’ve found that some students choose to complete liberal studies courses to prepare themselves for applying to a JIBC program.
Some courses have prerequisites.
JIBC students in many liberal studies courses, specifically those in public safety, will be using open textbooks. JIBC open textbooks benefit students by reducing expenses without sacrificing teaching and learning quality.