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Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Healthcare Career Essentials

Dual Credit - Healthcare Career Essentials

​The Healthcare Career Essentials program is composed of a wide range of courses for students preparing to enter the health care industry. Students will be exposed to health care pathways including dental hygienist, rehabilitation therapy, ultrasound, paramedic, sterile device processing, pharmacy, nutrition, x-ray technician, and nuclear medicine. Successful students in this program will develop fundamental knowledge and skills that are applied in this demanding field, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, infection prevention and control, and a hands-on medical lab.

Courses included in this program:

Course Name and Outline​​​

SAIT Credit

High School
CTS Credit

Medical Terminology (MEDT211) – course outline



Healthcare Professionalism (PROF240) – course outline



Infection Prevention & Control (INFC215) – course outline



Anatomy & Physiology (ANPH209) – course outline



Medical Simulation Lab (MSIM001)

In this course students will participate in laboratory activites and observe technologies associated with the individual healthe professions taught at SAIT



Total Credits



See the SAIT Dual Credit Handbook for further information about being a SAIT dual credit student.

Program​​​ Be​​nefits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still at high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways
  • Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits
  • Cre​​dits - 20​, 30​ le​​​vel CTS
    7.5​​ post-seco​ndary credits​

Student E​ligibility

Open to CBE high school students who:

  • In grades 11 or 12 as of September 2023
  • Have a strong interest in exploring a pathway in health sciences
  • Are punctual and reliable and have strong communication skills
  • Able to arrange transportation to and from the SAIT Campus for this in-person program

Pre-requisite/Co-requisite requirements:

  • Bio 20 strongly recommended
    • Priority will be given to students with Bio 20
  • Chem 20 and/or Bio 30 would be an asset
  • Students should be on track to successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an overall average of at least 60%
    • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2


  • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below
  • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
  • Students must have be registered as a Full-Time student, taking at least one core academic course at their home high school in each semester 
  • Students will be expected to communicate with both their supervising teacher and instructor on a regular basis 

Program Delivery an​​d Location

This course is offered In Person

  • Location: SAIT Campus (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4)
    • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT campus
    • Students are expected to be in attendance each day of this full year program
    • Students must meet all course assignment, quiz and test deadlines

Program ​Dates

  • Semester 1 | September to December 2023
  • Monday – Thursday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Occasional Friday on-campus at SAIT to accommodate lab schedule ​​

  • How to Apply​​

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    3. Download and fill in the Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form.
    4. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete
    5. Book an appointment with your Off-campus coordinator and/or guidance counselor to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    6. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM.  ​An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

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    Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form​​

    Apply now

    Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions​ regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

Career​ Map

Career Map of Healthcare Career Essentials 


  • Program Partner​

  • Application D​eadline:

    On or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    Please talk to your home high school Off-campus ​Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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