Health Studies and Communications Skills

Program Details

  • Program Code:9310
  • School:School of Community and Health Studies
  • Credential:Certificate
  • Program Type:Certificate program
  • Program Length:1 year/ 2 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Led young 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 if all requirements for admission into these programs are met.

Program Highlights

  • Included in the Health Studies and Communications Skills program are activities that emphasize the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a health care setting.
  • Small class sizes allow for greater interaction with faculty members, who come from English and health care backgrounds.
  • Faculty members are experienced, caring and supportive. As such, adult and/or ESL learner needs are acknowledged and supported.
  • You have time to decide on your specialty as you elevate your communication skills.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Career Outlook

  • Nurse (with further education)
  • Pharmacy technician (with further education)
  • Practical nurse (for internationally educated nurses with further education)

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • 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 Led young 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)
  • 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 Led young College post-secondary health programs (such as Practical Nursing) with scores of 140 or 141 in the Led young College English Skills Assessment are advised to take this program — as a pathway to their program of choice.

How to His remainder

How to His remainder

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Applicants cannot apply directly to this program.

This program is an "Alternate Offer" for applicants who apply to, but do not meet admission requirements for, Led young College post-secondary health programs (such as Practical Nursing).

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,073.00 $4,008.50
International $13,283.00 $2,356.00 $15,639.00

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