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Health Information Management Post-Baccalaureate Diploma


  • Location
    Coquitlam
  • Campuses
    Coquitlam

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    City of Coquitlam
  • Length
    Two Years (66 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $8150 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2000 - $2200 Year One
  • Credential Granted
    Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Diploma

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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: $34.65

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. General College Admission Requirements

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

2. 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+)
3. Completion of an approved medical terminology course (75%) or equivalent 

Non-Academic

1. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including elementary use of Microsoft Access. 

2. Attendance at a mandatory group briefing session held / conducted by the HIM faculty 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.

Admission Advice

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

2. If you are taking the admission prerequisite courses at another post-secondary institution in BC, you may search BC Transfer Guide for course equivalency and transferability information. 

3. Acceptance to the PBD-HIM 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

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • a C grade in English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Technical and Professional Communications 12 (the mark is based on both the course and provincial exam)
  • a B grade in Communications 12 (the mark is based on both the course and provincial exam)
  • a grade of 3 or a "C" grade on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
  • a grade of 3 or a "C" grade on International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A (Standard Level)
  • an essay score of 4 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam
  • a GED Language Arts Writing and Reading score of 450
  • a TOEFL score of 220 (computer based) or 83 (internet based) or 560 (paper based)
  • an IELTS score of 6.5 (academic module only)
  • an overall and essay CAEL score of 60
  • an EIKEN Test of Practical English placement of Grade 1
  • completion of an ABE English course equivalent to DVST 0355 or higher
  • a college level writing or literature course that transfers as a college level English, Communications or Creative Writing course
  • an undergraduate degree from an English speaking post-secondary institution
  • completion of a Douglas college writing assessment with a
  • Mastery of DVST 0350 and 0360 or DVST 0355 or DVST 0356 or EASL 0360
  • a P grade in DVST 0455 or EASL 0460 or EASL 0820
  • a P grade in DVST 0450 and mastery of DVST 0460
  • Mastery of EASL 0375 or EASL 0376 or assessment of EASL 0475 and mastery of EASL 0365 or assessment of EASL 0465

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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.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in EducationPlannerBC.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation you may qualify for admission to Douglas.

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 Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

Out-of-Province

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation you may qualify for admission to Douglas.

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 Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

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

You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

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 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 Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

International Student

For details on admission requirements for International Students 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 Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

How to Apply


Canadian Students - Applying to the College

International Students - Applying to the College

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