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Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

Available at: Cornwall | Kingston

Overview

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway program prepares individuals for successful admission to, and future success in, certificate and diploma-level Health Sciences programs and other post-secondary studies. Courses in math, biology, and chemistry are complemented by studies in communications, computers, and general education. Program content provides students with the required knowledge and skills to meet admission requirements for future study in a college Health Sciences programs such as Paramedic, Practical Nursing, Veterinary Assistant and Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician, and with transferable post-secondary credits where relevant.

Highlights

Students will study required courses such as Communications, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, as well as computers and an elective in general education. A Physics elective is also available. The Communications courses enable students to improve academic writing and critical thinking skills which are important to their success in the program.

Note: Students wishing to eventually take the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program or other Advanced Diploma Health Science programs should apply to the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program.

Program Name

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

Program Code

1093

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

1 Year

Location (Campus)

Cornwall

Canadian Fees

2017-18 tuition fees are $2,935.68. Compulsory fees are $773.35. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,600.35. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2018-19

Semester 1
Biology
CHEM 1 General Chemistry
Communications
Computers
Mathematics

Semester 2
Biology II
Chemistry II
Critical Thinking
Mathematics for Research Methods
General Education Elective (1)
Physics

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math at C, U or M level

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Bonus Points

Full-time Pre-Health Science Pathway for Certificates and Diplomas students who achieve a GPA of 3.00 or better for at least one semester will receive an additional 10 percent in their admission assessment when applying to any post-secondary diploma program at St. Lawrence College. This will be particularly beneficial for programs that are highly competitive and therefore ranked.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

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

    Testimonials

    It was 2013 when I was welcomed in the 1 year Certificate program of AUBS.  A vision, that brought us from the lovely land of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Canada.

    As each month unfolded with a new world of learning, the overall SLC support was phenomenal:  Book Store, Library, and Assignment editing Tutors, to the professors.  Nearing graduation, Resume and Cover Letter revisions were exceptional.

    The highlight was to be one of the 6-students to participate in the first ever Centre of Education, Behavioural Research and Intervention in the Community (CEBRIC) pilot project introducing curriculum assessments using Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program [VB-MAPP] & Assessment of Functional Living Skills [AFLS) and developing teaching programs to Limestone District School Board.

    The experience gained at SLC has paved the path to be an instructor therapist for individuals with Autism in Orangeville and share the knowledge with professionals in Tanzania.

    My special gratitude goes to Mary Ann Lyons in the Eagle Learning Café, who gave me support, solace and a warm welcome to study, relax and reflect. 



    Mansura Yusuf

    Program Contact

    Julie Smith
    JSmith@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a College Career Advisor:
    dreamit@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Articulation and 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

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