Pre-Programs Pre-programs are post-secondary certificate programs that offer students the opportunity to explore career options in a particular industry and earn credits to qualify for other post-secondary programs. These programs are ideal for students who have a general area of interest but have not chosen a specific program in the areas of Business, Health Sciences, Community Services or Hospitality. Students in pre-programs strengthen their academic skills, learn about their chosen field, and prepare for further program study.
The Pre-Health Science program at George Brown College prepares students academically for future study in many Health Sciences programs through setting a foundation in core mathematics and science courses and providing an overview of the healthcare industry. Upon completion of the program, our students have a variety of options, including Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Fitness and Lifestyle Management, Orthotics/Prosthetics, Dental Office Administration, Medical Office Administration, Hearing Instruments Specialist, among others.
Today’s healthcare employers are looking for skilled workers to address a critical labour shortage in the industry. Pre-Health Science provides students with practical training, confidence building, and communication skills needed to excel in many healthcare programs and future careers in the field. Through classroom and hands-on study, students explore careers in the health sciences/services sector, including those in healthcare institutions or with healthcare providers. Students also gain a basic understanding of social sciences and human relations—essential skills for the field of health sciences.
Career development, academic advising and student success services will support career exploration and other academic needs of all Pre-Health Science students.
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Part Time Study Options Some Health Sciences and English courses are offered part-time through Continuing Education at George Brown College. However, Pre-Health Science is not a part-time program. Please visit coned.georgebrown.ca for more information on part-time studies.
BIOL1033 Principles in Biology
CHEM1014 Introductory Chemistry
COMP1082 Computer Skills and Applications
MATH1096 Applied Mathematics I
PREP1015 Personal and Career Development for the Health Care Field
COMM1003 English Skills
CESL1003 English Skills ESL
ANAT1051 Principles in Anatomy and Physiology
CHEM1015 Chemistry for Health Sciences
PHY1012 Physics for Health Sciences
COMM1007 College English
MATH1097 Applied Mathematics II
GHUM1025 Speaking with Confidence
GNED General Education Elective
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For a list of General Education Electives click here.
In addition to preparing students for gaining entry to Health Science programs at post-secondary institutions, the Pre-Health Science program provides a direct path to the following programs at George Brown College: Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology, Fitness and Lifestyle Management and Office Administration – Medical.
Each of these programs reserves a number of seats per intake for Pre-Health Science graduates who meet certain conditions (such as a minimum program GPA or minimum grades in specific courses) upon graduation from Pre-Health Science.
Students who intend to apply to any other post-secondary program at George Brown College or at another institution should check the admission requirements for the program. Graduates of Pre-Health Science may also apply for elective credit and exemptions for courses in those programs.