The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program prepares students to perform at a level that will assist them in gaining entry to a Health Sciences program at George Brown College, including Practical Nursing. It also gives students a basic understanding of social sciences and human relations. This helps them relate to people at college in further studies and at work in health care institutions or with health care providers. Throughout this program, students study biology and chemistry. Other courses include applied math, communications and general education electives.

A109 Group of Pre-health sciences program students in the laboratory

Overview

Program name
Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
Code
A109
Location
Duration
1 year (2 semesters)
Starting month
September, January, May
Credential
Ontario College Certificate
Method of study
FT

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Open
May 2019 Open
International students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Closed
May 2019 Closed

Full Description

PRE-PROGRAMS

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.

OUR PROGRAM

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas 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 pathways at George Brown College, including Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Fitness and Health Promotion, Orthotics/Prosthetics, Medical Office Administration, Hearing Instrument Specialist and Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology, among others or other post-secondary options.

Today’s health-care employers are looking for skilled workers to address a critical labour shortage. Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas 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 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 Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas students.

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A109 program

Part Time Study Options

Some Health Sciences and English courses are offered part-time through Continuing Education at George Brown College. However, Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas is not a part-time program. Please visit coned.georgebrown.ca for more information on part-time studies.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Examine fundamental biological concepts, processes and systems of the human body, including the structure, function and properties of the molecules of life, cells, tissues and organ systems in relation to homeostasis and health.
  2. Examine fundamental concepts, processes and systems of chemistry, including matter and chemical bonding; quantities in chemical reactions; solutions and solubility; acids and bases; as well as nomenclature, structure and properties of organic compounds in relation to health and the human body.
  3. Solve basic numeric problems and interpret data related to health sciences and other science-related fields using mathematical concepts, including algebra, basic probability and descriptive statistics.
  4. Use health sciences and other science-related language and terminology appropriately to communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in written, spoken, and visual forms.
  5. Prepare a personal strategy and plan for academic, career and professional development in the health sciences or other science-related fields.
  6. Investigate health sciences and science-related questions, problems and evidence using the scientific method.

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCourse name
BIOL1051Biology for Health Sciences I - Diploma Pathway
CHEM1021Chemistry for Health Sciences I - Diploma Pathway
COMM1003English Skills
COMM 1007College English
MATH1142Mathematics for Health Sciences I - Diploma Pathway
PREP1012Personal and Professional Development

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCourse name
BIOL1061Biology for Health Sciences II - Diploma Pathway
CHEM1031Chemistry for Health Sciences II - Diploma Pathyway
COMM1007College English
MATH1152Mathematics for Health Sciences II - Diploma Pathway
GHUM1025Speaking with Confidence
GNEDGeneral Education Elective

The School of Work and College Preparation provides applicants and students with access to a Pathway Advisor, who provides information about upgrading options, pre-programs and articulation agreements and helps facilitate the transition into further post-secondary programs.

Returning students who have been removed from this program due to academic penalties must write an appeal letter if they re-apply.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Your Career

In addition to preparing students for gaining entry to Health Science programs at post-secondary institutions, the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program provides a direct path to the following programs at George Brown College: Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology, Fitness and Health Promotion and Office Administration – Medical.

Each of these programs reserves a limited number of seats per intake for Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas graduates who meet certain conditions (such as a minimum grade point average for the program or minimum grades in specific courses) upon graduation from Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas. Admission to some of these programs is highly competitive.

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 Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas may also apply for elective credit and exemptions for courses in those programs.

Tuition

$4,138.00 *

Additional Cost

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students 

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Special Requirements

Note: Pathways

The A109 Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program provides a direct path to the following programs at George Brown College: Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology, Fitness and Health Promotion and Office Administration – Medical.

Each of these programs reserves a limited number of seats per intake for Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas graduates who meet certain conditions (such as a minimum grade point average for the program or minimum grades in specific courses) upon graduation from Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas. Admission to some of these programs is highly competitive.

NEW – Practical Nursing (S121) admission requirements include an online video interview for all qualified applicants (including those through the A109 pathway).

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Contact Us

Call the Pathway Advisor at 416-415-5000, ext. 2562 or email preparation@georgebrown.ca.

Learn more about our college preparation programs and work preparation programs at georgebrown.ca/pathways.

For more information about George Brown College, call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

Thinking about attending George Brown? The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificate and Diplomas program is taught at our St. James Campus at 200 King St. E., Toronto, Ontario.

Sign up for an information session, book a general campus tour to see the common areas of each campus (i.e. cafeteria, student services, the gym, etc.) or explore our virtual tour.

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