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Health Information Management Post-Baccalaureate Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Coquitlam

    Resources

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    City of Coquitlam
  • Length
    66 Credits (2 years full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $5,900 Year One
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2,000 - $2,300 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Douglas's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Admissions are offered on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Students are encouraged to apply early.

Fall Semester Entry:  Applications open early October of the previous year

Application Fee: $36.00 (domestic students); $100 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. Meet General College Admission Requirements

2. Completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada, or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country.

3. Completion of the following admission prerequisite courses: 

  • ENGL 1130 (C+)
  • BIOL 1103 (C+)
  • BIOL 1203 (C+)
  • CSIS 1190 (C+)
  • One of BUS 2429 (C+), MATH 1160 (C+), or PSYC 2300 (C+)

4. Completion of an approved medical terminology course (75%) or equivalent (The department will provide a list of approved courses. If your course is not on the list of approved courses, you will need to submit the course for evaluation of equivalency.

Non-Academic 

1. Entry-level proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including elementary use of Microsoft Access. 

2. Attendance at a mandatory group briefing session held / conducted by the Health Information Management department during the Spring of the entering year. Applicants will be notified of the session date.

3. Criminal Record Check (CRC) (within one year prior to the start of the program). All costs related to the completion of the CRC are the responsibility of the applicant.

4. If your degree was completed in a language other than English, you will need to meet the Douglas College English Proficiency Requirement.

5. If you are taking the admission prerequisite courses at another post-secondary institution in BC, you can use BC Transfer Guide to search course equivalency and transferability information. 

6. Acceptance to the Health Information Management Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program is on a first qualified, first admitted basis.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Douglas's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

One of:

  • English 12 (C)*
  • English Studies 12 (C)
  • English First Peoples 12 (C)
  • English Literature 12 (C)
  • Communications 12 (B)*
  • Technical and Professional Communications 12 (C)*
  • AP English Language or Literature (level 3)
  • IB English Language A (SL) (level 3)
  • Equivalent substitution (Testing Option or College Course Option or Language School Pathway Option)

Note (*): based on both course and provincial exam grades

Click here for complete details on English Proficiency Requirement.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You are eligible for enrollment at Douglas College if you meet the General Admission Requirements along with the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Douglas College in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

General Admission Requirements

1. One of:

  • BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system)
  • One course short of BC secondary school graduation
  • 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance
  • 17 years old on the first day of the first semester of attendance and has not been in school for at least one year
  • Completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C)*
  • English Studies 12 (C)
  • English First Peoples 12 (C)
  • English Literature 12 (C)
  • Communications 12 (B)*
  • Technical and Professional Communications 12 (C)*
  • AP English Language or Literature (level 3)
  • IB English Language A (SL) (level 3)
  • Equivalent substitution (Testing Option or College Course Option or Language School Pathway Option)

Note (*): based on both course and provincial exam grades

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation, you would qualify for general admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Douglas College in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.  

Out-of-Province

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation, you would qualify for general admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Douglas College in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.  

 

BC Transfer Student

All applicants must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Douglas College. Please refer to Douglas College's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

All applicants must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Douglas College. Please refer to Douglas College's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old on the first day of class, or at least 17 years old and have not been enrolled in school for at least one year, you may qualify for general admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Douglas College in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.  

International Student

For details on admission requirements and services available for International Students, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you are a student with special needs and have completed a certificate or equivalent from a special program and have been in school for at least 12 years you may qualify for admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for each Douglas College's program are detailed separately in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database.

How to Apply

Applying to Douglas College as Canadian Students 

Applying to Douglas College as International Students 

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