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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, Biotechnology-Advanced, Veterinary Technology and Medical Laboratory Technology, 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 should consider the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Program.

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Program Name

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

Program Code

1093

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates

September
January

Program Duration

1 Year

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees are $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $786.35. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,451.35. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

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

    I always knew from a child that I wanted to be a Paramedic, I loved the thought of helping people in times of need. I chose SLC because of its smaller atmosphere, I felt like people actually got to know each other rather than just being a number at a giant college. The Paramedic Program staff at SLC were amazing, you could tell they were truly passionate about what they do and they don’t just clock in and clock out to get paid.

    The Paramedic Program was extremely challenging and pushed me in every way. I am so happy I chose to do the Paramedic Program at SLC because it prepared me for the real world. I moved to Alberta right after school, it was always my dream to live out west, I knew this previous to starting college. It was a rough start when I first got out here, the work was scattered all over and the province is very different in many ways, it took some getting used to. I started working as an Industrial Medic the summer after I graduated in 2010. I worked very hard for two years and put in a lot of hours I was able to get on with a company in 2013 called Advanced Paramedic Ltd. (APL) as the logistics coordinator, I since then have been promoted to Industrial Medical Supervisor and oversee about 20+ medics in the field.

    St. Lawrence College provided me the tools to succeed in my current role. I would never have been prepared for the work load in the field if it wasn’t for Dan Shannon pushing me to do my best at all times. Going to SLC was the best decision I made, it opened the doors to where I am today and I like where I am today a whole lot!

    Pam Secord
    Industrial Medical Supervisor
    Advanced Paramedic LTD (APL)



    Pam Secord

    Program Contact

    Jim Elyot
    jelyot@sl.on.ca

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office
    Dreamit@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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