Healthcare Environmental Services Skills  7761

Program Name Healthcare Environmental Services Skills
Category Health Professionals
Program Number 7761
Description Healthcare Environmental Services Skills; HESS; "HESS for the Mess"; is a micro credential college certificate of achievement program, designed to educate for the development of skills for the prevention and control of infections on all surfaces in a Healthcare setting. For today's healthcare environment, there's an increased need for infection control measures, and heightened outbreak, isolation cleaning levels to keep people safe.

Healthcare environmental services skills requires knowledge of infection prevention, basic microbiology, evidence-based cleaning and disinfection practice, handling multiple waste streams, floor care, linen handling and distribution, and consistency in performance. Possessing the knowledge and understanding of how and why the environment plays a role in disease transmission can and will impact the overall patient/resident experience.

Earning a HESS certification will give students the specialized training to develop the skills required to efficiently perform frontline healthcare environmental services roles and responsibilities.

Courses include Healthcare Cleaning and linen lab, Infection control, Occupational Health and Safety, Introduction to Healthcare Environmental Services, and a Practical Field Placement. The students can work at their own pace on each course, and content will be available upon completing each module of a course. Below start and finish dates reflect 3 hours per week, but students can complete the course faster by completing each module to move to the next.
Notes HESS 101: Sept. 7th - Nov. 19th ONLINE

HESS 102: Sept. 7th - Nov. 19th ONLINE

HESS 103: Sept. 7th - Nov. 19th ONLINE

HESS 104: Sept. 7th - Nov. 19th ONLINE

HESS 105: Nov. 29th - Dec. 17th


A minimum grade of 50% (D) is required in each of the practical and theoretical components to pass each course. Attendance is mandatory.

You can register online by clicking on the courses below or call 416-289-5300, press 3 to register.

***PLEASE NOTE: Upon program completion, you will need to fill out and submit a Certificate of Achievement form to Enrolment Services. ***

***COVID-19 NOTICE: Course size may be reduced/suspended due to the current COVID situation according to Provincial regulation and Public Health direction***
Contact Telephone 416-289-5000 ext. 3357
Contact Email healthstudies.pt@centennialcollege.ca

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Name
There are no elective courses currently associated with this program.