School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

1 year Ontario College Certificate

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Overview

Obtain the knowledge you need to make an informed program choice, and the necessary skills and prerequisites to start your academic career in the health sector. This program will prepare you for further college studies in the health sciences sector. 

Graduates of this program are prepared to meet the eligibility requirements for a number of Canadore College programs including: Practical Nursing, Biotechnology Technologist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant, and Environment Technician - Protection and Compliance

Please note that certain programs will require a minimum program GPA or minimum grades in specific coursesThe Pre-Health Sciences Certificate at Canadore College is a pathway to certificate, diploma and advanced diploma programs at Canadore or within the college system.

What You Learn

  • Human biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Critical thinking and reasoning 

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/direct-stream.html#toc02

Academic Upgrading

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
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.

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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.