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Registration Guide

Complementary Courses

Students enrolled in programs that lead to a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) are required to take two complementary courses.  These courses must be chosen from fields outside of the student’s field of study according to the rules outlined below.

Complementary courses are divided into CATEGORIES and SETS.


The five Categories are:

  1. Science
  2. Computer Science
  3. Social Science
  4. Arts, Literature and Communication
  5. Languages


The Categories are further divided into Sets.  Sets are distinguished from one another by the letters S and T:

➤ Set 1: 350-HSA-03

➤ Set 2: 350-HTA-03

  • If the complementary courses are taken from the same Category, the courses must be taken from the two different sets.
  • If the complementary courses are taken from two different Categories, the rule of Sets does not apply.
  • When registering for a complementary course, make sure you pick a section in which the 3 middle characters are letters.  For example, if you want to take a history course as a complementary, choose 330-HSA, not 330-910.

Using The Complementary Table Below

To use the table below, simply find your program name under the first “Programs” column of the table and follow the row horizontally. The check marks will be under the headings of the disciplines that students in your program can choose complementaries in.

It should be noted that courses are not offered every semester.  Students should consult the Course Schedule when planning to register for complementary courses.

Click on the check to see the courses available.

Your Program ▼ Science Computer Science Social Science Arts, Literature and Communication Languages
Accounting & Management
Animal Health
Architectural Technology
Building Systems
Business Management
Computerized Systems
Computer Science  
Computer Science and Mathematics
Early Childhood Education
Environmental and Wildlife
Industrial Electronics
Languages and Culture
Languages and Culture & Music
Office Systems Technology
Professional Music
Respiratory & Anaesthesia
Science & Music Double DEC
Social Science
Social Science & Music
Special Care Counselling
Springboard to a DCS (Pathways/Explorations) Pick according to the program you are planning to enter.

305-HTA-03 ALTERNATIVES FOR WOMEN (Section 0001)

This complementary is valid in all programs. TIMES: Mondays 11:30 – 14:30 p.m.


This complementary is valid in all programs. TIMES: Fridays 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.