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Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

Available at: Cornwall | Kingston

Overview

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway program prepares individuals for successful admission to, and future success in, certificate and diploma-level Health Sciences programs and other post-secondary studies. Courses in math, biology, and chemistry are complemented by studies in communications, computers, and general education. Program content provides students with the required knowledge and skills to meet admission requirements for future study in a college Health Sciences programs such as Paramedic, Practical Nursing, Veterinary Assistant and Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician, and with transferable post-secondary credits where relevant.

Note: This program begins in September 2017 and replaces General Arts & Science - Health Sciences for College Stream #0478

Highlights

Students will study required courses such as Communications, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, as well as computers and an elective in general education. A Physics elective is also available. The Communications courses enable students to improve academic writing and critical thinking skills which are important to their success in the program.

Note: Students wishing to eventually take the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program or other Advanced Diploma Health Science programs should apply to the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Program.

Apply now at www.ontariocolleges.ca.

Program Name

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

Program Code

1093

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

1 Year

Location (Campus)

Cornwall

Canadian Fees

2017-18 tuition fees are $2,935.68. Compulsory fees are $773.35. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,600.35. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
Biology
CHEM 1 General Chemistry
Communications
Computers
Mathematics

Semester 2
Biology II
Chemistry II
Critical Thinking
Mathematics for Research Methods
General Education Elective (1)
Physics

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math at C, U or M level

    For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

    Bonus Points

    Full-time Pre-Health Science Pathway for Certificates and Diplomas students who achieve a GPA of 3.00 or better for at least one semester will receive an additional 10 percent in their admission assessment when applying to any post-secondary diploma program at St. Lawrence College. This will be particularly beneficial for programs that are highly competitive and therefore ranked.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    Joe Pelow, SLC Graphic Design grad, 2012
    Freelance Designer, Toronto

    Joe Pelow knew he wanted to get into graphic design, but when his first attempt at going to college didn’t work out, he took some time to work before trying again. “I worked retail for two years which really built up my motivation to want to go back to college for a second try,” Joe said.

    “When I was finally ready to go back to college, I chose SLC for two reasons. The first was that it was local and the second was because I had heard many great things about the program.”  After an engaging presentation by Professor Andrew McLachlan at his high school, Joe knew SLC would be the right choice.  “I think SLC should have been my first choice, but I thankfully made it there eventually.”

    According to Joe, the top three things about SLC’s Graphic Design Program are the professors, the evolving program, and the dedicated lab space.

    “I felt like my teachers really cared about my success in the program. As well, the program is evolving to meet the needs of industry, which means current students are being taught what they need to be a successful in a very competitive field. The lab space and equipment are current and up-to-date.”

    At SLC, Joe learned the important skill to critique his own work. “The biggest thing I learned was  what makes a design work, or not work, and I can assess my projects and make the necessary adjustment to make sure they work for the client.”



    Joe Pelow

    Program Contact

    Julie Smith
    JSmith@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a College Career Advisor:
    dreamit@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Articulation and Credit Transfer Opportunities

    Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:
    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

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