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Certificate of Completion | Online

The program is designed for individuals who volunteer or are employed in occupations that may require them to work with families and patients who are living with and/or dying from a progressive life-limiting illnesses as it provides graduates with a strong foundational knowledge in Palliative Care concepts. Prospective students may already be employed in areas of Policing and Law Enforcement, Paramedics, Developmental Disabilities Workers, Pastoral Serves, Social Services, Bereavement Counsellors, or Visiting Volunteers.

Career Opportunities

  • Home care
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care homes

Admissions

OSSD or Mature Student Status

If you are interested in completing the entire certificate program, please click here to sign up prior to registering for your courses.  See Program of Study or Course Delivery tabs to register for individual courses.

Graduation Timelines

Students can complete the Certificate of Completion in as little as one semester.  They are usually expected to complete their certificate within 60 months.

Other Important Information

Please see our resources page OR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for information regarding important dates, books, exams etc.

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Certificate Requirements

In order to obtain the Certificate of Completion, the following courses must be completed:

PAL 1002Palliative Care Communications1
PAL 1003Orientation to Palliative Care2
PAL 1004Psychological and Social Implications2
PAL 1005Comfort Measures2
PAL 1006Ethical/Legal and Spiritual Concerns3

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Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

The total domestic tuition fees for each course is listed below.

CourseCreditsDomestic TuitionAncillary FeesTotal Domestic Fees
PAL 10021 credit$87.92$118.64*$206.56
PAL 10032 credits$175.84$141.32*$317.16
PAL 10042 credits$175.84$141.32*$317.16
PAL 10052 credits$175.84$141.32*$317.16
PAL 10063 credits$263.76$164*$427.76

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees for Part-time studies.

The asterix (*) denotes courses that are delivered through Ontario Learn and are subject to an additional $95.96 fee per course.  This fee is already calculated in the ancillary fees and total fees listed above.

Important Note: The tuition above denotes domestic tuition fees only.  International applicants should contact Pathways or Continuing Education for further information regarding the admissions process.

Course Delivery

The table below details course offerings over the current and next academic year.

Course2020-21 Academic Year2021-22 Academic Year
PAL 1002 - 1 creditMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
PAL 1003 - 2 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
PAL 1004 - 2 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
PAL 1005 - 2 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
PAL 1006 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY

All courses are delivered online asynchronously.  Your professor shares learning resources and activities with you in a flexible way.  You are not expected to attend a class or login to your materials at a specific day or time.  You will, however, be responsible for meeting all course requirements, dates and deadlines as posted within the syllabus.

Although most courses have offerings in September, January and May, additional intakes may be offered monthly, please see the course registration page for specific intake dates.

Important Note: Cambrian College reserves the right to cancel the offering of courses in certain terms.  Please refer to your registration page for current semester options.

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Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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