• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Centennial 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.
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Overview

Communication is the cornerstone to any health practice. As such, this college health studies certificate program will focus on enhancing the the communication skills necessary for developing professional relationships within the workplace. As you refine your English language skills, you'll also learn key health concepts and the health terminology used within Canadian health care settings.

The Health Studies and Communications Skills program from Centennial College  will enable you to continue into the professional health program of your choice within the School of Community and Health Studies (if you meet all the requirements for admission into that program).

Career Outlook

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students: Apply early! Allow approximately four to six months before start for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      SYNC/ASYN - online classes

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations: Developing College Communications Skills 
  • Professional Communication within a Health Care Context 
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Academic Success Strategies 
  • Terminology for Health Care Professionals 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General 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 Centennial 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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16536 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16531 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Centennial College is offering two (2) scholarships to international students. One scholarship is awarded to an international student based on merit; the other to an international transfer student from China based on academic performance. Both scholarships are offered to eligible students who have successfully completed two consecutive semesters.

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