Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Centennial College's 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 college health certificate 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 if all requirements for admission into these programs are met.
- 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.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ANAT-100||Anatomy and Physiology for Pre-Health|
|COMM-162||Foundations 2: Building College Communications Skills|
|ENGL-135||Professional Communication within a Health Care Context 2 (ESL)|
|FNED-194||Introduction to Psychology: Part 2|
|HCDF-124||Terminology for Health Care Professionals 2*|
|HCFD-122||Academic Success Strategies 2|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- Nurse (with further education)
- Pharmacy technician (with further education)
- Practical nurse (for internationally educated nurses with further education)
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|