Dual-Credit Infection Prevention and Control
Designed for: students in grade 11
Delivery: Online or Blended
Length: 4 months
Intake: Winter 2024
The chain of infection and methods of prevention and control of microorganisms, including blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) will be reviewed. Immunization, routine practice, additional isolation precautions, sterilization and disinfection, safety and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) are also covered.
Is this the right fit for me?
This program is the right fit for students in Grade 11 or 12 who:
- are interested in pursuing further post-secondary education or a career in health care
- enjoy working in a collaborative group environment
- are comfortable independently completing online coursework.
Pathways to post-secondary
This course is featured in the following SAIT programs:
- Medical Laboratory Assistant
- Nuclear Medicine Technology
- Medical Radiologic Technology
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Dental Assisting
- Medical Laboratory Technology
Students should be entering grade 11 or 12 in the same academic year as they begin INFC-215.
In order to be successful in this SAIT program, students are recommended to be on track to successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an overall average of at least 60%:
- Math 30-1 or Math 30-2
- English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
- Biology 20 or 30 and
- Chemistry 20
There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.
To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
|Course Code||Course Name||SAIT Credits||High School Credits|
|INFC-215||Infection Prevention and Control||1.5||Up to 5.0|