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Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

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Program Details

  • Program Code:6815
  • School:School of Advancement
  • Credential:Ontario College Certificate
  • Program Type:Certificate program
  • Program Length:1 year/ 2 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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In the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program, you'll take science subjects such as biology and chemistry as well as mathematics and communications. This two-semester certificate program will prepare 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're:

  • Considering college programs such as Practical Nursing*, Healthcare Environmental Services Management, Fitness and Health Promotion, Nutrition and Food Service Management, Massage Therapy, Esthetician and Food Service Worker;
  • 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.

Please note*: The Practical Nursing program reserves a limited number of seats per intake for domestic Pre-Health Science graduates who meet certain conditions (such as minimum grade point average for the program and minimum grades in specific courses).


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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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.
  • The Practical Nursing program reserves a limited number of seats per semester for domestic Pre-Health Science graduates who meet the minimum grade and course completion criteria of the articulation agreement.
  • Pre-Health Science graduates with a minimum 65% overall average will be considered for admission into any Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program at Trent, with the exception of Biomedical Science.
  • 20 seats are reserved throughout Trent degree programs at each academic intake (September, January and April)

Career Outlook

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

Education Pathways

Successful graduates of this Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program have the opportunity to apply their credits toward further study. Listed below are the pathways that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.

Partner Institution Program
Centennial College 9350 and 9351 Registered Practical Nursing Articulation Agreement
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Science - Biology 
Honours Bachelor of Science - Psychology
Trent University Any Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree

Please visit our website at for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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

International Students

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,697.00 $1,130.24 $3,827.24
International $15,385.50 $1,639.24 $17,024.74

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