In partnership with SAIT, CCSD is offering a free one semester program in Dual-Credit Healthcare Career Essentials. This program will help prepare students to enter the healthcare field. They will develop knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and use technology-enriched medical labs to learn applied skills in infection prevention and control.

About the Program

This program can be the first step toward a wide variety of healthcare-related careers, by providing opportunities to develop essential knowledge and skill in diagnostic imaging, paramedicine, respiratory therapy, dental, pharmacy and other exciting career options. The program will run on SAIT campus Monday to Thursday, 8:30 to 11:30 am. Students are required to arrange transportation to ensure that they are able to get to the SAIT main campus to attend classes for this program.

Enrollment Requirements

Students who have strong communication skills and who are comfortable interacting with a variety of clients, who can respond well in stressful situations and who can concentrate on detailed work, who are patient, and who can problem-solve are encouraged to apply.


Co-requisite requirements
Grade 12 students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an overall average of at least 50 per cent prior to receiving your SAIT certificate:

  • Math 30-1 or 30-2
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive 12 high school CTS credits and a SAIT Certificate of Achievement. Course credits earned in this program may also count toward other healthcare programs at SAIT. In addition, students may be eligible to apply for transfer credit at a variety of other post-secondary institutions. For competitive programs, applicants with this credential may stand out from the crowd.

Apply Today

For more information about this program or to receive program updates please contact your career practitioner or your Off Campus education teacher.

Healthcare Career Essentials

In partnership with SAIT, CCSD is offering a free one semester program in Dual-Credit Healthcare Career Essentials. This program will help prepare students to enter the healthcare field. They will develop knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and use technology-enriched medical labs to learn applied skills in infection prevention and control.

About the Program

This program can be the first step toward a wide variety of healthcare-related careers, by providing opportunities to develop essential knowledge and skill in diagnostic imaging, paramedicine, respiratory therapy, dental, pharmacy and other exciting career options. The program will run on SAIT campus Monday to Thursday, 8:30 to 11:30 am. Students are required to arrange transportation to ensure that they are able to get to the SAIT main campus to attend classes for this program.

Enrollment Requirements

Students who have strong communication skills and who are comfortable interacting with a variety of clients, who can respond well in stressful situations and who can concentrate on detailed work, who are patient, and who can problem-solve are encouraged to apply.


Co-requisite requirements
Grade 12 students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an overall average of at least 50 per cent prior to receiving your SAIT certificate:

  • Math 30-1 or 30-2
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive 12 high school CTS credits and a SAIT Certificate of Achievement. Course credits earned in this program may also count toward other healthcare programs at SAIT. In addition, students may be eligible to apply for transfer credit at a variety of other post-secondary institutions. For competitive programs, applicants with this credential may stand out from the crowd.

Apply Today

For more information about this program or to receive program updates please contact your career practitioner or your Off Campus education teacher.

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