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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.

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.

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)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

2017-18 tuition fees are $2,935.68. Compulsory fees are $1,242.15. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 International tuition fees are $13,800.00. Compulsory fees are $1,916.15. 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 2018-19

Semester 1
BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
CHEM 105 Fundamental Chemistry I
COMM 110 Communications for College
COMP 222 Computer Application Fundamentals

Semester 2
BIOL 105 Fundamental Human Biology
CHEM 205 Fundamental Chemistry II
COMM 42 Critical Thinking Skills
MATH 42 Probability and Statistics for Pre-Health Sciences
PHYS 100 Introduction to Physical Sciences
General Education Elective (1)

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

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Testimonials

    My whole family has attended SLC. It’s a great place to learn!

    Stephen Graves

    Program Contact

    Jim Elyot
    jelyot@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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