Indigenous Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Train hands-on for the health science sector


Upcoming Intakes:

Fall 2023: College Drive – North Bay

Winter 2024: College Drive – North Bay

Prepare for further college studies or your future career in the health sciences sector in our unique culture-based program. This program will prepare you to meet the challenges of postsecondary education while you gain a solid understanding of Indigenous history and culture, as well as vital science and math skills.

What You Learn

  • Technical math
  • Chemistry
  • Human biology
  • Culture and heritage
  • Introduction to Ojibwe or Cree
  • Student success strategies: Ingwamazin/Aagamezii
  • Identity and the Indigenous psyche
  • Social justice and Indigenous societies
  • Wellness

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

IPS100 Culture and Heritage
OJI100 Introduction to Ojibwe
MTH090 Mathematic Applications and Indigenous Knowledge for Health Studies
IPS130 Student Success Strategies: Ingwamazin/Aagamezii
BIO098 Human Biology I
CHM105 Introductory Chemistry

Semester 2

MTH138 Pre-Health Math II
IPS210 Identity & the Indigenous Psyche
IPS230 Social Justice & Indigenous Societies
OJI200 Introduction to Ojibwe II
IPS110 Wellness
BIO109 Human Biology II
CHM119 Fundamentals of Chemistry

2022-23 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1290.98 - - $4011.22

2022-23 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1870.98 - - $15973.06

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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Students and graduates who are looking to further their education have many options available. Explore the Transfer and Pathway Guide to learn more about these opportunities.