Pre-Health Sciences

CREDENTIAL: Certificate
Earn prerequisites and get a detailed introduction to a wide variety of health sciences careers before choosing a program that’s right for you. 
Tuition: 4782*
Credential: Certificate
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
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Campus: Broadway Broadway
Program status: Under review.

Check out the University Transfer - Pathway to Health Sciences program as another way to reach your goals!

Program status: Under review

Check out the University Transfer - Pathway to Health Sciences program as another way to reach your goals!


What you will learn

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Select a Health Sciences career path aligned with their interests
  • Use computers and other technological tools to perform related tasks
  • Apply a variety of Math, Biology, and Chemistry concepts to health related situations
  • Collaborate with others in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and support an understanding of Interprofessional collaboration
  • Communicate clearly in written, spoken and electronic form in relation to health studies
  • Utilize problem solving and critical thinking skills that are essential for success in health sciences programs
  • Develop depth and breadth of knowledge through the exploration of multiple health sciences courses and an elective course

What to expect

This program will be delivered full time, face-to-face with blended (face-to-face and online) learning activities. There will be lectures, interactive group activities and independent study throughout the program. Students will be required to do writing exercises, presentations and role playing in various courses.

Admission requirements


  • Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent, or those pending completion of Grade 12 with permission of the Dean of Health Sciences, or delegate;
  • English 12 with a B grade or higher, or equivalent, or those currently enrolled in English 12, or equivalent, with permission of the Dean of Health Sciences, or delegate AND English Language Proficiency:;
  • Biology 12 with a C+ grade or higher, or VCC BIOL 0983 & 0993, or equivalent;
  • Chemistry 11 with a C+ grade or higher, or equivalent;
  • Pre-Calculus 11 with a C grade or higher, or Foundations of Math 11 with a C grade or higher, or equivalent. If a C in Pre-calculus 11 or a C in Foundations of Math 11 was not achieved, applicants must write the VCC Basic Arithmetic Assessment and score 80% or higher.


  • This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for programs with competitive admissions). A complete application includes an application form, evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts), any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video), and the required deposit or fee payment. If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, or discover which university transfer options are right for you.

Recommended Characteristics

  • A caring attitude
  • Command of the English language
  • Good verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to work in a team/group environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-awareness

Courses *

Prior learning assessment and recognition

PLAR will be considered on a course by course basis. 

Fees and other costs *

Tuition Deposit

0 (0 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee36
Tuition Tuition 4782
Student union128
College initiative94
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource96
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 0
Temporary Medical Insurance 0
U-PASS 354
Program-specific extra fees0

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