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Health Science Foundations - General Arts & Science Health Option

Credential:
Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Code:
1306
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2015 / 2016
Notice: The curriculum for this program is currently under review.

About the Program

The General Arts and Science: Health Option program offers two semesters of full-time study. It is designed for students who wish to concentrate on the health sciences field and prepares students for application to Conestoga College's School of Health Sciences certificate and diploma programs. Students will be introduced to the health sciences field, to college life and college workload, and will be able to increase their competitiveness to support their application to health sciences programs.

Please note that the Spring Semester contains courses in a condensed delivery format.

Program Information

Length: One-year Certificate program
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 140 (September), 70 (January)

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2015-2016 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2014 / 2015) for Health Science Foundations - General Arts & Science Health Option - Program # 1306

Doon - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1379.00 $1379.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $285.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2115.26 $1841.16

Year Total $3956.42

Doon - Winter 2016 Level 1 & 2
Description Winter 2016 Spring 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1379.00 $1379.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $239.40 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2080.56 $1841.16

Year Total $3921.72


International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2014 / 2015) for
Health Science Foundations - General Arts & Science Health Option - Program # 1306


Doon - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7126.26 $6587.16

Year Total $13713.42


Doon - Winter 2016 Level 1 & 2
Description Winter 2016 Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $401.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $6988.66 $6587.16

Year Total $13575.82

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

  • A five-mark (5) bonus will be granted to any applicant who has successfully completed Conestoga's General Arts and Science: Health Option program and who is applying to any of the following Conestoga programs: Biotechnology Technician, Fitness and Health Promotion, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Paramedic, and Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant.
  • Students may also continue with advanced standing in the General Arts and Science two-year diploma program.
  • Students wishing to apply for advanced diploma (Respiratory Therapy) or degree programs (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science) must take the Pre-Health Sciences program.


100% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
BIOL1050 Cell Biology and Introduction to Anatomy

Description: This introductory course will provide a basic biology background for students with little or no previous science exposure. Students will begin by exploring the characteristics of life followed by a detailed examination of cellular biology as it relates to these characteristics. Students will also be introduced to microbiology as it relates to disease transmission. Finally students will be familiarized with proper Latin and Greek anatomical terminology. This course includes laboratory exercises designed to enhance understanding of the lecture material.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CHEM1011 Chemistry I for Health Sciences Foundations

Description: In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of chemistry with real life examples and apply them in processes and applications that relate to the health care field. The course will emphasize terminology and proper notation, the study of matter and chemical bonding, quantities in chemical reactions, solutions and solubility, and acid and base.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1076 Computer Software Applications

Description: Students will use Microsoft Office to create reports, electronic presentations, brochures, flyers, posters, and in creating budget models. They research content and imagery using an Internet browser and learn effective electronic filing.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HEAL1470 Success Strategies for Health Care Careers

Description: This exploratory course is intended to support student success in a postsecondary environment, as well as, to provide a broad overview of the Canadian and Ontario health care system. Students will expand their knowledge and skills in areas such as learning styles, study techniques, note taking, test taking, time management, research and development of academic goals. This course will provide the students with an opportunity to identify current issues, and trends affecting health care in Ontario. Students will have an opportunity to explore the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of various health and science related courses.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1505 Foundational Mathematics for Health Sciences

Description: This course provides the student with the basic math skills and confidence necessary to succeed in their post-secondary education. Students will recall fundamental math skills such as: order of operations, calculations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, word problems, metric system, graph creation and interpretation and an introduction to algebra. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge through lecture and practical application.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
BIOL1060 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences

Description: A continuation of Cell Biology and Introduction to Anatomy, this course will introduce students to the anatomy and physiology of the body's organ systems. Each organ system will be examined individually to enable students to understand the function of the human body as a whole. This course includes laboratory exercises designed to enhance understanding of the lecture material.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: BIOL1050
CoRequisites:

CHEM1021 Chemistry II for Health Sciences Foundations

Description: As a continuation of Chemistry I for Health Sciences, this course will focus on students developing an understanding of organic compounds – their nomenclature, structure, properties based on intermolecular forces and reactions. These topics will have a health science emphasis and will provide students with a chemistry perspective of health and the human body.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CHEM1010 or CHEM1011
CoRequisites:

COMM1200 English II for Health Sciences

Description: This course is designed to introduce the communication skills necessary for academic and professional success. By analyzing cases that reflect real life communication situations, students will attain the skills in problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective written documents. The course also helps students to develop basic oral presentation skills.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMM1085 or COMM1190
CoRequisites:

HEAL1620 Health Care Fundamentals

Description: A continuation of HEAL 1470 (Strategies for Health Care Careers), this course examines the fundamentals of the Canadian Health Care System. Students will examine how Canadian Federal and Provincial Health Care Policies differ from those in other jurisdictions around the globe. This course will also allow students to explore Health Care issues they may encounter as a result of Canada's increasingly diverse population. Students will discuss strategies for providing competent care regardless of their own biases in relation to health care issues.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: HEAL1470
CoRequisites:

MATH1525 Math Applications for Health Sciences

Description: A continuation of Foundational Mathematics, this course will enable students to continue to practice the skills learned in first semester. Students will utilize their math skills to solve real world problems encountered in a health care career. Upon completion of this course, students will confident in their ability to apply their math skills.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1505
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

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For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.
Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2015 Doon Closed
JAN, 2016 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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