Health Foundations

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Program Code: 9310

School: School of Community and Health Studies

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Morningside Campus

Email: healthstudies@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 8068

The Health Foundations 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 Foundations program will focus on enhancing the communication skills necessary for the development of professional relationships within the workplace. As students refine their English language skills, they will also learn the health terminology used within Canadian health care settings as well as key health concepts.

The program will enable students to continue into the professional health program of their choice within the School of Community and Health Studies, with all admission requirements met.

Semester 1
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
Semester 2
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

Program Highlights

  • Included in the Health Foundations program will be activities that emphasize the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a health care setting.
  • Small class sizes will 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 will be acknowledged and supported.
  • Students will have time to decide on their specialty as they elevate their communication skills.

Career Outlook

  • Nurse (with further education)
  • Pharmacy Technician (with further education)
  • Practical Nurse – for internationally educated nurses (with further education)

Academic Requirements

  • 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 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, 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
Canadian $2,767.00 $962.00 $3,729.00
International $12,400.00 $2,157.00 $14,557.00