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Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Hyflex / Full-time

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Program Duration

2 Semesters

Program Contacts

Shawn Carscadden

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6404
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Unleash your potential: Bridge the gap to advanced health sciences. 

Is that limited enrolment health sciences or nursing program just within reach? Gain missing admission requirements and boost your grades with targeted English, math, and science courses. 
 
You’ll customize your path with the electives you need to ensure you meet all prerequisites for your program of choice while building a solid foundation for future success. The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to Cambrian College’s limited enrolment health sciences programs.

Program Highlights

Program highlights 

  • Online (HyFlex) delivery lets you study full-time or part-time with the option to attend classes on campus, online, or a combination of both 
  • Courses cover English, math, and science 
  • Strong foundation for entry into Cambrian’s limited enrolment health sciences programs 
  • Support and mentorship from professors 
  • Access to all of Cambrian’s free student services 
  • Grads who continue into another full-time Cambrian program have a high degree of success 

Admissions

Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (U) or (C)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (U), (C) or (M)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Additional admission requirements

Recommendations

  • Grade 11 biology or chemistry (U), (C) or (M)
  • Computer competency in relevant software

Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery

2024-2025

Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
BIO 1003Biology I4
CHM 1106Science Chemistry I4
ENG 1006Technical Reading & Writing for the Health Science3
MTH 1113Pre Health Math I4
HEA 1081Introduction to Medical Terminology and Health Professions3
The following Elective course: 13
PHY 1031
Health Science Physics I
or
One General Education course. 2
 Credits21
Semester 2
BIO 1010Biology II4
CHM 1002Physical Chemistry2
CHM 1003Organic and Biological Chemistry4
ENG 1121Research & Writing/Health Sciences3
MTH 1213Advanced Pre-Health Math4
HEA 1082Professionalism and Ethics in Health Careers3
The following Elective course: 1
PHY 1002
Health Science Physics II
or
One General Education course. 23
 Credits23
 Total Credits44
1

Students looking for admission into the Medical Radiation Technologist program upon completion of Pre-Health must take Physics as their elective in both semesters

2

All other students can choose from the comprehensive General Education roster.  For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

Fees

Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Kickstart your future with the personal touch offered by Cambrian’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Whether you need help finding the right direction, improving your English language skills, or want to earn your high school equivalency certificate, Cambrian has got your back. Flexible, individualized programs give you the freedom to grow and explore your best path to a rewarding career.

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Specific program pathways

Furthering your studies

Graduates from this program will have obtained the necessary prerequisites to apply to all Health Sciences programs offered at Cambrian. To explore the health sciences programs offered at Cambrian please click here. Graduates may also receive credit towards select courses in various programs.

Graduates from this program who also continue their studies at Cambrian College in a Community Services program, may receive credit towards select courses. To explore the Community Service programs offered at Cambrian please click here.

Note: Graduates of Pre-Health will need to apply to a health science or community service program through OCAS at www.ontariocolleges.ca

College or university degree opportunities 

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information. 

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates from this program will have obtained the necessary prerequisites to apply to all Health Sciences programs offered at Cambrian. To explore the health sciences programs offered at Cambrian please click here. Graduates may also receive credit towards select courses in various programs.

Graduates from this program who also continue their studies at Cambrian College in a Community Services program, may receive credit towards select courses. To explore the Community Service programs offered at Cambrian please click here

Note: Graduates of Pre-Health will need to apply to a health science or community service program through OCAS at www.ontariocolleges.ca 

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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