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Health Studies and Communications Skills

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.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: $15,385
Location: Pickering, Canada

Communication is the cornerstone to any health practice. As such, this college health certificate program focuses on enhancing the communication skills necessary for the development of professional relationships within the workplace. As you refine your English language skills, you also learn the health terminology used within Canadian health care settings, as well as key health concepts.

The program enables you to continue into the professional health program of your choice within the School of Community and Health Studies if all requirements for admission into these programs are met.

Program Highlights

  • Included in the Health Studies and Communications Skills program are activities that emphasize the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a health care setting.
  • Small class sizes allow for greater interaction with faculty members, who come from English and health care backgrounds.
  • Faculty members are experienced, caring and supportive. As such, adult and/or ESL learner needs are acknowledged and supported.
  • You have time to decide on your specialty as you elevate your communication skills.

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

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

Further Education

Once you successfully complete the Health Studies and Communications Skills program, with the required program pre-requisites, you may be uniquely qualified to continue into Centennial College’s School of Community and Health Studies program if admission requirements are met to do so:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nursing – Internationally Educated Nurses

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