Admissions - September 2024
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1251)
- Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Biology (SCIE1010)
- Grade 11 or 12 Physics or Chemistry (C or U), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Chemistry (SCIE1030)
- Grade 11 or 12 Math (C or U), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1395), OR Grade 12 Kinesiology (PSK4U)
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
Note re: admission requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88 with no individual skill less than 22; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; Cambridge Exams 180 with no individual score less than 170; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but who have met all other admission criteria. You will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science – English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation (75% for Fall 2022).
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A working knowledge of word processing and/or keyboarding is required as the program curriculum makes use of computer-assisted learning and computer technology in clinical/field placement experiences.
- Mandatory practicum document requirements must be completed by students prior to student field/clinical placements. Successful placement completion is required for students to progress to program completion. To qualify for field/clinical placement learning experiences, students must present the following by the deadline indicated on the practicum package which will be distributed in class at the beginning of year one:
- A complete immunization record including MMR, Tdap, Varicella, Polio, COVID-19 and Hepatitis B. Seasonal flu vaccination is required during flu season (October - March).
- TB Testing: Evidence of current 2-step or previous 2-step + current 1-step if more than one year has passed since 2-step testing.
- Standard First Aid and CPR – Basic Life Support (BLS) level (must be completed in Canada)
- An annual Police Check for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). Police Checks must be clear of any unpardoned criminal offences. An unclear criminal record may result in the inability to participate in field placement/clinical which will jeopardize progress in the program. Acceptance for placement is at the discretion of the agency; some agencies may request students to provide a VSS completed within six months of placement start date. Students with criminal records are advised to meet with the program chair for academic counselling to determine program suitability.
- Health care workers are to be in good health. It is recommended that you contact the program coordinator if you have health-related issues to ensure that you are aware of the physical and emotional requirements of this program and occupation.
- Applicants should display integrity, reliability, maturity, self-direction, self-discipline, determination, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, poise and leadership attributes.
- Applicants are advised that a latex-free environment in the college or clinical setting is NOT guaranteed.
- Attendance in classroom, skills lab and clinical experiences is essential.
- Applicants are advised that the program makes use of self-directed/independent study in the delivery of some courses and portions of other courses throughout the program.
- Textbook costs are approximately $2,000 over the course of the program
- In addition, students are responsible for costs associated with respirator fit testing required for clinical practice
You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education. Learn more about
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pathways at Conestoga.
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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.