Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees | St. Clair College
Program Code: C904
Status: Open
Program Code: K904
Status: Open
One Year - Ontario College Certificate
Starts: September, January
Jessica Johnston
519-972-2727 ext. 5027
Nick Cacciato
519-972-2727 ext. 4194
Dr. Andrea Pepper
519-354-9714 ext. 3804

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Important Information

A number of St. Clair College programs have additional specific admission/selection criteria that must be achieved prior to acceptance. For details on program-specific admission/selection criteria, please see the appropriate program page on the web and contact the Registrar’s Office.

First consideration for fall intake of any health science program that requires certificate completion (Bachelor of Science Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Laboratory Science and Dental Hygiene) will be given to students who complete the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees certificate by May 1 of that calendar year. Students who complete the certificate after May 1 will only be considered for fall intake if space permits.

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program provides successful graduates with consideration for admission to the Collaborative Bachelor of Science Nursing program with the University of Windsor, but does not qualify students for admission to other University of Windsor programs. To enquire about eligibility of the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program from St. Clair College for admission to a health science or nursing program at another institution, please contact the admissions office at that institution.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
College Writing
Biology I
Preparatory Chemistry I
Science Laboratory Fundamentals I
Math Foundations For Health Care
Professional Development In Health Care Education
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
Communications For Health Care Professionals
Biology II
Preparatory Chemistry II
Introductory Statistics
Science Laboratory Fundamentals II
Physics Fundamentals For Health Science

*PHY 51 is not required for certificate completion. It is an additional course required for entry into Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Laboratory Science and Cardiovascular Technology.

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2019-2020 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (Ontario College Certificate) (41599)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Examine biological concepts, processes and systems of the human body, including genetics and epigenetics, as well as the structure, function and properties of the molecules of life, cells, tissues and organ systems in relation to homeostasis, physical development and health.
  2. Examine concepts, processes and systems of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure; quantities in chemical reactions; solutions and solubility; acids and bases; as well as organic chemistry and biochemistry in relation to health and the human body.
  3. Solve numeric problems and interpret data related to health sciences and other science-related fields using mathematical concepts, including algebra and probability, along with descriptive and inferential statistics.
  4. Use health sciences and other science-related language and terminology appropriately to communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in written, spoken, and visual forms.
  5. Prepare a personal strategy and plan for academic, career and professional development in the health sciences or other science-related fields.
  6. Investigate health sciences and science-related questions, problems and evidence using the scientific method.

    Physics (Optional):
  7. Examine fundamental physics laws and concepts and their application to health sciences and other science-related fields.