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Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston

Overview

This two-semester Ontario College Certificate program prepares individuals for successful admission to, and future success in, diploma and degree-level Health Sciences programs and other post-secondary studies.  Program content provides students with the required knowledge and skills to meet admission requirements for a range of diploma and degree-level programs and with transferable post-secondary credits where relevant.  Students acquire knowledge and develop skills in communications, mathematics and sciences preparing them for the rigours of their next academic program.   Complementing the study of anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, and the option of physics, is the opportunity to learn about the health sciences and potential careers while meeting general education and essential employability skills mandated by Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities policy.  

Highlights

Students will study required courses such as Communications, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, in addition to choosing an option of Physics or a Social Science course. The Communication courses enable students to improve academic writing and critical thinking skills which are important to their success in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Students receive hands-on experience in microscopy and other basic laboratory skills and may also use the Nursing Simulation Lab to enhance their learning of Anatomy and Physiology.

Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, or 75% average, in this program to be eligible for consideration.

Note: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a program in high demand and admission is not guaranteed with the completion of this program as there may be ranking and residency limitations.


Apply now at
www.ontariocolleges.ca.

Program Name

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

Program Code

1094

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

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

Semester 1
COMM 42 Critical Thinking Skills
COMM 34 Introduction to College Communications
COMP 222 Computer Application Fundamentals
BIOL 110 Cellular and Molecular Biology
CHEM 103 Fundamentals of Chemistry
MATH 104 Mathematics for Pre-Health Sciences

Semester 2
COMM 38 Communications II
MATH 14 Introductory Statistics
EGEN 2020 General Education Elective
BIOL 111 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
CHEM 104 Quantitative Chemistry and Applications
PHYS 100 Introduction to Physical Sciences

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 Sciences 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:

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

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

Testimonials

As a mature student, Pre-Health Sicences was integral to my successful career change. The curriculum provided an excellent educational foundation and facilitated my acceptance into the BScN program at St. Lawrence College. The course material was interesting, current and relevant and prepared me to succeed. The professors were welcoming, helpful and extremely professional. They combined outstanding classroom instruction with intelligent, compassionate guidance. Because of this program I'm well on my way to fulfilling my dream of becoming a nurse.

Kimberly Ann MacEachern

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

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

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