The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (PHSC) is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a health sciences career. This two-semester program provides the foundation necessary for success in a college health sciences program such as Paramedic, Practical Nursing, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant. It is also designed for individuals who would like to strengthen their communication, mathematics, biology, chemistry and critical thinking or physics skills as well as familiarize themselves with college life and college workload.
In addition, the program provides students with the opportunity to learn about potential careers in the health sciences while earning postsecondary credits that could be transferred to other health sciences or science-related programs.
This program is primarily an asynchronous, online version of the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas, however, it is important to note that in-person lab components are required at the Oshawa campus as of Fall 2020. In-person labs will be run on Saturday mornings and early afternoons. Courses are delivered online to provide students with flexibility in their learning and scheduling. Students also benefit from the hands-on learning health sciences demands. Independent study is required and students considering this program should have strong time management and organizational skills.