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Health Studies and Communications Skills

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Program Details

  • Program Code:9310
  • School:School of Community and Health Studies
  • Credential:Ontario College Certificate
  • Program Type:Certificate program

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Health Studies and Communications Skills program is an academic pathway undertaking. It will benefit you if you 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 college health studies certificate program will focus on enhancing the the communication skills necessary for developing professional relationships within the workplace. As you refine your English language skills, you'll also learn key health concepts and the health terminology used within Canadian health care settings.

The program will enable you to continue into the professional health program of your choice within the School of Community and Health Studies (if you meet all the requirements for admission into that program).

Program Highlights

  • The Health Studies and Communications Skills program will emphasize developing the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills needed to work 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.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Career Outlook

  • Nurse (with further education)
  • Pharmacy technician (with further education)
  • Practical nurse (for internationally educated nurses with further education)

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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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 or U, or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
  • One from the following sciences: Chemistry or Physics Grade 11 C or U, or Grade 12 C, M or U or equivalent (minimum grade required)

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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).

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $776.54 $3,497.54
International $14,937.50 $1,285.54 $16,223.04

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