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Exploring Career Choices Dual Credit - Healthcare Career Essentials

Dual Credit - Healthcare Career Essentials


The Healthcare Career Essentials program is a bundle of four courses and a simulation lab for students preparing to enter the healthcare industry. Students will be exposed to healthcare pathways including dental hygienist, rehabilitation therapy, ultrasound, paramedic, sterile device processing, pharmacy, nutrition, x-ray technician, and nuclear medicine. They will also participate in laboratory activities and observe technologies associated with the individual health professions taught at SAIT.

Courses included in this program:

Course Name and Outline​​​

SAIT Credit

High School
CTS Credit

Anatomy & Physiology (ANPH209) – course outline



Healthcare Professionalism (PROF240) – course outline



Infection Prevention & Control (INFC215) – course outline



Medical Terminology (MEDT211) – course outline



Medical Simulation Lab (MSIM001)



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 in 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 El​​igibility

Open to CBE high school students who:

  • are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • have a strong interest to explore a pathway in health sciences
  • are punctual and reliable and have strong communication skills
  • have completed the following pre-requisite course:
    • Biology 20
    • Note: Chem 20 and/or Bio 30 would be an asset
  • are on track to successfully pass the following courses or equivalents:
    • Chemistry 20 and/or Biology 30
    • English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 (minimum 60%)


  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT main campus (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary AB T2M 0L4) for this in-person program
  • Students will be expected to communicate with both their supervising teacher and SAIT instructor on regular basis

Program Deliv​ery and L​​ocation

  • On-campus at SAIT (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB)

Program ​​​D​ates

  • Semester 2 (February to May 2023), Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. Occasional Friday on-campus at SAIT to accommodate lab schedule ​
  • ​Important Application Information

    • An application does not guarantee a seat in the program.
    • Students must submit their completed application package with signatures to their home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor. The school will submit to Unique Pathways on the student’s behalf.
  • How to Apply

    • The a​pplication deadline for February 2023 programming has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!
    • Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 programs will be posted in Spring 2023 – check back often!

Career​ Map

Career Map of Healthcare Career Essentials 


  • Program Partner​

  • Application D​eadline:

    The application deadline for February 2023 has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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