There are educational options for students who require some preparation training in order to perform at a level that will allow them to succeed in specialized programs. At Centennial College, these undertakings are called College and University Preparation programs. Not only do these programs offer small classes, state-of-the-art science and language laboratories as well as dedicated, experienced faculty support, but they also help ESL students brush up on their English. The prep programs are meant to assist in developing a thorough understanding of the personal, academic and professional requirements needed for taking diploma and advanced diploma programs.
One such offering is the Pre Health program, which helps students to gain access to a range of options within the School of Community and Health Studies. This School is committed to delivering innovative teaching through state-of-the-art laboratories where students receive hands-on experience in a stimulated environment. As such, students watch theory come with the guidance of industry-experienced instructors. Among the programs for which Pre Health prepares students are: Practical Nursing, Massage Therapy, Transportation and others.
Additionally, students receive the preparation they need if they are:
– Exploring a science program at college toward their future career goal
– Acquiring academic admission credentials needed to enter college-level science programs
– Seeking science courses required for post-secondary programs and have not finished high school or completed science courses
As one of the respected Pre Health programs in Toronto, this offering is very well rounded. It not only includes health-related courses such as Computers for Healthcare Professionals (introduces students to word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications in a Windows-based operating system and gain skills related to basic research technique and APA reference format) and Pre-Anatomy and Physiology (allows students to develop a strong foundation in anatomical terminologies and fundamental human physiology through an emphasis on understanding and applications rather than memorization), but also math, communication and science courses.
Aside from obtaining a strong theoretical base, students also gain a practical one as they complete a range of projects and hands-on activities prior to graduation. For example, in the Computers for Healthcare Professionals course, students finish a final project for which they are expected to apply the computer skills, research technique and data analysis tools to prepare a properly referenced health-care related research report.
To apply for this Pre-Health science program interested persons must have completed and Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older); English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission; and Mathematics Grade 11 M or U; or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission.