Pre-programs are post-secondary certificate programs that offer students the opportunity to take courses for career exploration or to qualify for further study. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers and built-in advising and supports, the pre-programs help students strengthen their academic skills and prepare for further coursework.
The Pre-Health Science program prepares students academically for future study in many Health Sciences programs by setting a foundation in core mathematics and science courses and providing an overview of the health-care industry. Upon completion of the program, students have a variety of options, including Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Fitness and Health Promotion, Orthotics/Prosthetics, Medical Office Administration, Hearing Instrument Specialist and Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology, among others.
Today’s health-care employers are looking for skilled workers to address a critical labour shortage. Pre-Health Science provides students with practical training, confidence building and communication skills needed to excel in many health-care programs and careers in the field. Through classroom and hands-on study, students explore careers in the health sciences/services sector, including those in health-care institutions or with health-care 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 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.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).
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Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website