Centennial College´s Healthcare Environmental Services Management program was designed to meet the demand for qualified environmental services managers with the ability to develop systems and processes to protect workers, clients and patients from environmental hazards present in the health care setting and operate buildings that are safe.
Today´s health care environment is changing, and there is an increased need for infection control measures, outbreak or pandemic planning, isolation cleaning levels, emergency preparedness and response in the health care setting. In the courses of this college health diploma program, you learn to develop, implement and monitor operating systems and preventative maintenance in the housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and transportation areas within the environmental department of a health care facility. You´ll also learn about the emergence of new technologies to fight antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" and to help support disease control of bacteria and viruses.
The curriculum includes concepts of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), as well as going "green" for a healthier environment and to reduce pollution and our carbon footprint. You also research the use of effective eco-friendly products with lower volatile organic compounds.
During your time in this healthcare program, you are informed of the wide range of environmental issues health care facilities are encountering as they work to comply with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), Health Canada, Occupational Health and Safety, Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) and other regulatory requirements.
To help you to acquire the necessary skills, the Healthcare Environmental Services Management program exposes you to the industry´s best practices and continuous quality improvements to coordinate and monitor building, sanitation, maintenance and operating systems.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission
Field Placement Requirements
After admission but prior to each program field placement students require:
Annual clear police check with vulnerable screening
Successful completion and annual renewal of a recognized course in CPR (Health Care Provider level)
Successful completion of a recognized course in standard first aid
Mask fit testing will be provided by Centennial College (shaving of portion of face may be required to meet safety standards)
Completion of your pre-clearance health form by a physician or nurse practitioner stating that you meet the health requirements of legislated acts, ministry guidelines and agency policies
College Communications 1
Infection Control 1
Cleaning and Linen Methodology 1
Role of the Healthcare Environmental Services Manager
Math Application for Environmental Services
Occupational Health & Safety
College Communications 2
General Education Elective
Communication and Interprofessional Collaboration for Environmental Services
Purchasing and Materials Management
Infection Control 2
Cleaning and Linen Methodology 2
Healthcare Business Practices
General Education Elective
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Field Placement 1
Healthcare Building Systems & Maintenance Management 1
Human Resources Management
Financial Management and Budgeting
Field Placement 2
Healthcare Building Systems & Maintenance Management 2
Healthcare Environmental Service Management
Healthcare Facilities & Building Operations Manager
Healthcare Laundry Supervisor
Housekeeping and/or Laundry Supervisor
Environmental Services Management
Linen and Transportation Supervisor
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