Skills for College English ENGL 1030

Our Skills for College English course has been replaced (starting in the Spring/Summer term) with our new COMM 1162 Introduction to College Communication, which is equivalent to this course.

Our Skills for College English course helps you focus on your writing needs and on creating an effective writing style. Develop your abilities with organization, grammar, spelling and vocabulary through paragraph and short-essay writing.

This English course is considered a preparatory course for our COMM 1008 College English/COMM 1138 College English (Distance Learning) course, acts as the foundation for further study, and has no transferable credit value.


Attendance Requirements:

Remember that Continuing Education attendance requirements and closure dates differ from those for full-time college programs. Continuing Education courses do not have a reading (intersession) week.

Grade Requirements:

You must achieve a grade of C- (60%) to pass this course.


You must complete the General English Assessment and score high enough to be assigned to Skills for College English. You must present proof that you have met the prerequisite requirement at the first class.

Additional Information

Fast-tracking: Want to complete Skills for College English and College English in one term? George Brown College offers fast-track sections for this course and COMM 1008 College English. Each course’s fast-track sections run two nights a week for seven weeks (half a term). This means you can complete both courses in one term – Skills for College English in the first half and College English in the second half. Look for the section notes that indicate a “fast-track session”. These fast-track course sections are popular, so register early.

Full Time Equivalent

COMM 1003

Hours and Fees





Course Sections

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course; however, check back in case we develop additional schedules for the current academic year (through August 2022). If you would like to receive an email notification reminder when our fall term (September to December 2022) is released, complete our notification sign-up form.
Liberal Studies Department

Read about our textbooks policy, and remember that the Continuing Education attendance policy and closure dates differ from those for full-time college programs.