Centennial College

Health Foundations for ESL Learners (Pre-Health)

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School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Community and Health Studies
Field of Study:English as a Second Language
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Description:Centennial College's Health Studies and Communications Skills program is an academic pathway undertaking. It will benefit English as a Second Language (ESL) students who wish to obtain a post-secondary education in college-level health programs in which English fluency (reading, writing, listening and speaking) is a professional requirement for safe practice.

Communication is the cornerstone to any health practice. As such, this college health certificate program focuses on enhancing the communication skills necessary for the development of professional relationships within the workplace. As you refine your English language skills, you also learn the health terminology used within Canadian health care settings, as well as key health concepts. The program enables you to continue into the professional health program of your choice within the School of Community and Health Studies, with all admission requirements met.
URL:Health Foundations for ESL Learners (Pre-Health) at Centennial College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is based on 2 semesters, and includes incidental fees.
Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Mathematics 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry  or   Physics 

Applicants are required to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature applicant status (19 years or older); English Grade 12C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission; Math Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required); Biology Grade 11 C, M or U, or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required); and ONE from the following sciences: Chemistry or Physics Grade 11 C, M or U, or Grade 12 C, M or U or equivalent (minimum grade required). Note: Applicants to Centennial College post-secondary health programs (such as Practical Nursing) with scores of 140 or 141 in the Centennial College English Skills Assessment are advised to take this program — as a pathway to their program of choice.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 08, 2018

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