Ontario College Certificate

Program Length

1 year, two semesters

Delivery Mode


Program Overview

This pathway program is designed to prepare you for admission to college programs in health sciences, biological or chemical sciences while you learn about possible careers in these fields. The program provides the knowledge and skills in communication, mathematics, human anatomy, biology and chemistry needed to be successful in related college programs. Upon successful completion of this two-semester program, you will be eligible for admission to college programs such as:

  • Paramedic
  • Practical Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Health Information Management
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

Admission Requirements

Students applying to Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English and one Gr 11 C Science
  • OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated
  • Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed
  • Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted

Program of Study

Semester 1

  • Chemistry for College Health Science I, SCIE 150, Units/ Hours: 45
  • Communications I, COMM 201, Units/ Hours: 45
  • Human Biology I, SCIE 148, Units/ Hours: 45
  • Mathematics for College Health Science I, MATH 117, Units/ Hours: 45
  • Professional Issues in Health Science, HLTH 273, Units/ Hours: 45
  • Introduction to Psychology, SOCI 36, Units/ Hours: 45

Semester 2

  • Chemistry for College Health Science II, SCIE 151, Units/ Hours: 45
  • Communications II, COMM 202, Units/ Hours: 45
  • Human Biology II, SCIE 149, Units/ Hours: 45
  • Integrating Theory & Practice, HLTH 274, Units/ Hours: 30
  • Mathematics for College Health Science II, MATH 118, Units/ Hours: 45
  • General Education Elective, Units/ Hours: 45

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