Pre-Health Sciences


The Pre-health program at Algonquin College prepares students to be successful in a variety of health science programs. Students explore their interests in the health science field, while developing strong study skills and earning credits which may be transferred to other college programs.

Mobile DeviceBring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program at http://algonquincollege.com/byod

(Please note this was previously referred to as a Mobile Learning Program)

Another Mobile Device ImageeTextbooks: As a student in a program that has adopted etextbooks, your required texts and digital resources will be provided to you at the beginning of each term (with the exception of general education electives). For more information and associated fees, go to http://www3.algonquincollege.com/etextbooks/

Ontario College Certificate
1 Year

Program Code: 1438H01FWO
Academic Year: 2014/2015


Our Program

One-Year Certificate Program

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program prepares students to be successful in a variety of health science programs. Students explore their interests in the health science field while developing strong study skills and earning credits which may be transferred to other college programs.

Graduates are prepared to meet the eligibility requirements for a number of Algonquin College programs including: Biotechnology - Advanced, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Fitness and Health Promotion, Massage Therapy, Medical Radiation Technology, Paramedic, Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training, Practical Nursing, Radiation Safety, Respiratory Therapy, Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician and Water and Waste Water Technician.

Students who are interested in the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree program should refer to the General Arts and Science - Pre-Nursing program.

Graduates of the program are eligible to receive an Ontario College Certificate in General Arts and Science - One Year, with concentration in Pre-Health Sciences.

Graduates can apply to another program at the College or continue their studies in Year II of the General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program. Students who complete this certificate can take advantage of articulation agreements with several health related programs at Algonquin. Applications must be received by February 1st.

Two-Year Diploma Program

The two-year General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program begins in September (for graduates of the one-year certificate program) and in January. General Arts and Science Year II provide a well-balanced selection of courses in the social sciences and humanities. On successful completion of Year II students receive an Ontario College Diploma.

Graduates from the diploma program may apply for advanced standing at either Carleton University or the University of Ottawa, if they achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better. Articulation agreements also exist with other postsecondary institutions.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at www.algonquincollege.com/byod. Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquin's New Technology Store at educational rates.

SUCCESS FACTORS

This program is well-suited for students who: