Health Foundations 9310

About Centennial
Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 9310
School: School of Community and Health Studies
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Morningside Campus
Tel: 416-289-5303

The Health Foundations program is an academic pathway for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students who wish to continue post-secondary education into college health programs in which English fluency (reading, writing, listening and speaking) is a professional requirement for safe practice.

This academic pathway will assist you in enhancing communication skills necessary for the development of professional relationships within the workplace. You will also learn the health terminology used within Canadian healthcare settings. The Health Foundations program will enable you to continue into the professional health program of your choice; with all admission requirements met.  Programs include Practical Nursing, Practical Nursing Bridging, Bridging to University Nursing and Pharmacy Technician.

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
COMM-132/COMM-133 Foundations 1: Developing College Communications Skills Morningside Campus
ENGL-125 Professional Communication within a Health Care Context 1 (ESL) Morningside Campus
FNED-193 Introduction to Psychology: Part 1 Morningside Campus
HCFD-104 Terminology for Health Care Professionals 1 Morningside Campus
 


Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
ANAT-100 Foundational Anatomy & Physiology Morningside Campus
COMM-162/COMM-163 Foundations 2: Building College Communications Skills Morningside Campus
ENGL-135 Professional Communication within a Health Care Context 2 (ESL) Morningside Campus
FNED-194 Introduction to Psychology: Part 2 Morningside Campus
HCFD-124 Terminology for Health Care Professionals 2* Morningside Campus
 

Career Outlook

Careers in healthcare are highly satisfying. There is continued and strong demand for various health care professionals. However, many healthcare careers have significant English language fluency requirements. Students who successfully complete the Health Foundations program are uniquely qualified to continue with Centennial’s health programs, including Practical Nursing, Practical Nursing Internationally Educated Nurses, Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing Certificate to Diploma and Bridging to University Nursing programs.

Distinctive Benefits for Centennial Students

  • The program’s learning activities emphasize the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a healthcare setting
  • Classroom sizes allow for greater faculty and student interactions
  • The program is collaboratively taught by English and Healthcare faculty
Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature applicant status (19 years or older)
  • This program is an "Alternate Offer"  for individuals who apply to, but do not meet English requirements for a Centennial College health program such as Practical Nursing.
  • Applicants can not apply directly to this program at Ontariocolleges.ca. 
Academic Requirements
  • English Grade 12C or U, or skills assessment, or equivalent
  • Math Grade 11U or M, or 12C or U, or equivalent
  • Biology Grade 11C, M or U, or 12C, M or U, or equivalent
  • One from the following sciences: Grade 11C, M or U, or Grade 12C, M or U chemistry, physics or equivalent
This program is an "Alternate Offer"  for individuals who apply to, but do not meet English requirements for a Centennial College health program such as Practical Nursing.
Applicants can not apply directly to this program at Ontariocolleges.ca. 
Career Outlook
Program Highlights
  • Needs of adult and ESL students are acknowledged and supported
  • The program employs experienced, caring and supportive faculty members
  • The program consists of collaborative teaching approaches by faculty members who have expertise in both health concepts and ESL
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