Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including the following prerequisites:
- Grade 12 English at the C or U level
- Grade 12 Math at the C or U level
- Grade 11 or 12 Biology or Chemistry at the C or U level
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.
- WHMIS training must be completed prior to attending laboratory classes.
- Minimum CPR Level HCP (Healthcare Provider Level) & Standard First Aid training up to date for placement.
- Mask fit testing is required prior to placement and is arranged by the program.
- Immunization records including Hepatitis B immunity status must be submitted prior to the start of the program.
- Students must be able to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills in order to demonstrate competency with clients and co-workers.
- Successful students have an aptitude for biological sciences, strong organizational skills and pay attention to detail.
- Experience with computers is an asset.
Criminal Background Check:
Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) and Vulnerable Sector Checks conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for placement. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion. Applicants with criminal records must advise the Associate Dean/ Campus Dean and/or the Coordinator of the respective school prior to applying to the program or upon receiving the charge during the school term as applicable.
The health of each applicant accepted into the program must be such that you can (a) cope successfully with the program of instruction including the field placement experience and (b) meet the health requirements of field placement settings.
IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE requirements
Completion of the IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM is a MANDATORY condition
for your clinical/practical placement. THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Download your IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM (pdf)
Questions regarding completion of this form can be submitted to: Immunizations@sl.on.ca
Note: Full-time students coverage for vaccines received on or after September 1, can be claimed under the Student Sickness & Accident Insurance Plan.
Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities
Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:
For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca