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
Health Foundations is an academic pathway program. It will benefit you if you are an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) student who wishes 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 School of Community and Health Studies program will focus on enhancing your communication skills necessary for the development of professional relationships within the workplace. As you refine your English language skills, you will also learn the health terminology used within Canadian healthcare settings as well as key health concepts.
The Health Foundations program will enable you to continue into the professional health program of your choice within the School of Community and Health Studies, with all admission requirements met.You must meet all admission requirements of the Health Study Programs.
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|COMM-132/COMM-133||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 will be activities that emphasize the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a healthcare setting.
- Small class sizes will allow for greater interaction with faculty members, who come from English and healthcare backgrounds.
- Faculty members are experienced, caring and supportive. As such, if you are an adult or ESL student, your needs will be acknowledged and supported.
- You will have time to decide on your specialty as you elevate your communication skills.
- This course prepares the student for entry into the following programs: Practical Nursing
- Pharmacy Technician
- Practical Nursing – Internationally Educated Nursing
- 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
- Applicants to Centennial College post-secondary Health program (such as Practical Nursing), with scores of 140 or 141 in the Centennial College English Skills Assessment, are advised to take this program first, 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 a Centennial College post-secondary Health program (such as Practical Nursing).