Health Science Community Support and Administration

Program Overview

The program is for those wanting to begin a career in the health or community support fields. A Health Science Community Support and Administration diploma program that leads to multiple avenues for employment, it provides theoretical knowledge and training about medical terminology, hospital procedures and medical office administration to those wanting to start in the healthcare field; it also trains on related topics such as addictions support, children with special needs and mental health for those diverse fields ranging from and between medical offices to community non-profit organisations.

Other components to the HSCSA program are Standard First Aid with CPR-C, AED, WHMIS, Crisis Prevention certification and FoodSafe.

The schedule and program end date are subject to change due to the student’s academic performance, course availability, academic breaks, additional electives, and study permit status.

Program Details

12 Months of Theory Courses

    CPDT080 | College Success Strategies and Orientation – Healthcare (20 hours)
    CMNS089 | Canadian Interactions (40 hours)
    ENGL099 | Business, Professional, and Technical English (40 hours)
    CMTY101 | The Canadian Community (40 hours)
    CMNS155 | Intercultural Business Communications (40 hours)
    HSSW110 | Non Violent Crisis Prevention-Management (40 hours)
    ACCT101 | Principles of Accounting (40 hours)
    MOAA101 | Medical Terminology I (40 hours)
    MOAA102 | Medical Terminology II (40 hours)
    MOAA110 | Assistant Office Procedures (40 hours)
    MOAA120 | MSP Billing (40 hours)
    MOAA130 | Medical Transcription (40 hours)
    CSSW105 | Child and Youth Care (40 hours)
    CSSW106 | Assisting with Activities of Daily Living (40 hours)
    CSSW107 | Caring for Individuals (40 hours)
    CSSW110 | Addictions Care (40 hours)
    CSSW115 | Support for Clients with Intellectual Disabilities (40 hours)
    CSSW116 | Support for Clients with Mental Health (40 hours)
    CSSW119 | Children and Youth with Disabilities (40 hours)
    CSSW120 | Self Care (40 hours)
    CSSW125 | Working with Families and Communities (40 hours)
    CSSW130 | Indigenous Perspectives (40 hours)
    ECCE111 | Child Growth and Development: Foundations and Social Development (40 hours)
    CPDT085 | Career Development (40 hours)

Fee Structure

Fees (in CAD) International Students Domestic Students
Tuition Fee $17,000 $17,000
Application Fee $1,000 $1,000
Administrative Fee $1,000 $1,000
Textbook Fee $1,600 $1,600
Material Fees $800 $800
Other Fee $300 $0
Testing/Assessment Fee $200 $50
Total Fees $21,900 $21,450

Tuition refunds are based on policy stated in the college’s enrolment agreement and bound by the Private
Training Act Regulation.


  • High school graduates or mature student status (19 years or older at start of program)
  • Language requirement (recommended for optimum success)
    • Grade 10 level English or communication course (pass); or
    • IELTS 6.0 General (5.5 Academic) or equivalent; or
    • CELPIP 7; or
    • College entrance test (63% minimum); or equivalent; or
    • Graduation from an English-language high school curriculum such as WASC or GCSE
  • International students must comply with the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in respect to study permits.

For more information on language requirements where internationally-recognized tests and other equivalencies are accepted, please consult with our admissions staff.