Health Studies and Communications Skills
Program Code: 9310
School: School of Community and Health Studies
Program Type: Certificate program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Morningside Campus
Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 8068
The Health Studies and Communications Skills program is an academic pathway undertaking. It will benefit English-as-a-second-Language (ESL) students who wish to obtain a post-secondary education in college-level health programs in which English fluency (reading, writing, listening and speaking) is a professional requirement for safe practice.
Communication is the cornerstone to any health practice. As such, this Health Studies and Communications Skills program focuses on enhancing the communication skills necessary for the development of professional relationships within the workplace. As you refine your English language skills, you also learn the health terminology used within Canadian health care settings as well as key health concepts.
The program enables you to continue into the professional health program of your choice within the School of Community and Health Studies, with all admission requirements met.
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|COMM-142||Foundations 1: Developing College Communications Skills||Morningside Campus|
|ENGL-125||Professional Communication within a Health Care Context 1 (ESL)||Morningside Campus|
|FNED-193||Introduction to Psychology: Part 1||Progress Campus|
|HCFD-104||Terminology for Health Care Professionals 1||Morningside Campus|
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|ANAT-100||Foundational Anatomy and Physiology||Morningside Campus|
|COMM-162||Foundations 2: Building College Communications Skills||Morningside Campus|
|ENGL-135||Professional Communication within a Health Care Context 2 (ESL)||Morningside Campus|
|FNED-194||Introduction to Psychology: Part 2||Progress Campus|
|HCDF-124||Terminology for Health Care Professionals 2*||Morningside Campus|
- Included in the Health Studies and Communications Skills program are activities that emphasize the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a health care setting.
- Small class sizes allow for greater interaction with faculty members, who come from English and health care backgrounds.
- Faculty members are experienced, caring and supportive. As such adult and/or ESL learner needs are acknowledged and supported.
- You have time to decide on your specialty as you elevate your communication skills.
- Nurse (with further education)
- Pharmacy technician (with further education)
- Practical nurse (for internationally educated nurses
- with further education)
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature applicant status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Math Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
- Biology Grade 11 C, M or U, or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
- One from the following sciences: Chemistry or Physics Grade 11 C, M or U, or Grade 12 C, M or U or equivalent (minimum grade required)
Note: Applicants to Centennial College post-secondary health programs (such as Practical Nursing) with scores of 140 or 141 in the Centennial College English Skills Assessment are advised to take this program — as a pathway to their program of choice.
Applicants cannot apply directly to this program.
This program is an "Alternate Offer" for applicants who apply to, but do not meet admission requirements for, Centennial College post-secondary health programs (such as Practical Nursing).
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|