Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

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Program Code: 6815

School: School of Advancement

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Ashtonbee Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 7018

In the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program, you take science subjects such as biology and chemistry as well as mathematics and communications. This two-semester program prepares you for your future educational and career goals.

The Centennial College Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas courses are for you if you are:

  • Considering college programs such as Practical Nursing, Pharmacy Technician, Massage Therapy and others
  • Exploring a college science program toward your future career goal
  • Acquiring academic admission credentials needed to enter college-level science programs
  • Seeking science courses required for post-secondary programs and have not finished high school or completed science courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Ashtonbee Campus
GS-108 Computers for Health Care Professionals Ashtonbee Campus
GS-180 Chemistry 1 Ashtonbee Campus
GS-182 Biology 1 Ashtonbee Campus
GS-191 Mathematics 2 Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Ashtonbee Campus
GNED General Education Elective Ashtonbee Campus
GS-215 Pre-Anatomy and Physiology Ashtonbee Campus
GS-280 Chemistry 2 Ashtonbee Campus
GS-291 Mathematics 3 Ashtonbee Campus

Program Highlights

  • Small-sized classes allow for individualized attention.
  • You learn through hands-on activities.
  • Upon completion of the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program, with acceptable academic standing, you may be eligible to transfer directly into Centennial College's Practical Nursing and other programs (contact the department for details of the Articulation Agreement).

Career Outlook

  • Admission consideration to programs in Business
  • Admission consideration to programs in Community and Health Studies
  • Admission consideration to programs in Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Admission consideration to programs in Hospitality/Tourism and Cultural Arts
  • Admission consideration to programs Transportation

Academic Requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,743.50 $922.00 $3,665.50
International $12,400.00 $2,117.00 $14,517.00