COVID-19: UPDATE

Public post-secondary institutions in BC are prepared to welcome new and current students for classes in Fall 2020 through a variety of learning methods while continuing to adhere to public health guidelines.

In addition to their current services for students, institutions are also developing supports to ensure a smooth and successful transition into the new learning methods for their programs.

Our Helpdesk will remain available to answer any questions or concerns regarding applications.

Please find links to post-secondary institution websites regarding their response on COVID-19 in our FAQs.

Please find the Ministry of Education regular updates regarding COVID-19 here: Safe & Healthy Schools.

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Health Sciences (EMS) Diploma


Intake
  • Continuous

  • Campuses
    New Westminster

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    City of New Westminster
  • Length
    60 credits (Two Years)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $10,600 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2000 - $2500 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Online
    • Blended

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 JIBC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Visit www.jibc.ca for further information.

Application Fee: $75

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • mature student status 

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C)
  • English 12 First Peoples (C)
  • equivalent

3. Math 11 (C) or equivalent 

4. Biology

One of:

  • Life Sciences 11 (C+)
  • Biology 11 (C+)
  • equivalent
Note: Mature students (at least 25 years old) are exempt from the Grade 12 requirement but must meet the course requirements.

Non-Academic

  • current Emergency Medical Responder Certification
  • completed Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) Certificate or meet the admission requirements for the PCP Certificate
Admission Advice
1. PCP, ACP, and ITT Practitioners must provide proof of completion of the higher level of certification if you would like to be exempted from the requirement of EMR Certification. 

2. The PCP component has additional admission requirements (detailed on the PCP program page), which are not covered in the list above.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum score):

  • A "C" grade in English 12 or English Literature 12 or equivalent 
  • A TOEFL iBT = 80 overall, with at least a score of 20 in each of the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing sections
  • An IELTS = 6.5 overall, with no band less than 6.0
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLB) = 7 Listening, 7 Speaking, 7 Reading, 7 Writing
  • Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) = 60 overall, with at least 50 on all subtests 
  • Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) = "C" in C1 Advanced 
  • VCC's ELSK 0815 and ELSK 0820 (with a grade of "Satisfactory" on both
  • A grade of 3 or "C" in Advance Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
  • A grade of 6 or "C" in International Baccalaureate English Level A (higher level)
  • An undergraduate degree from an English speaking post-secondary institution
  • Other equivalents may be considered by the registrar

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

There are no specific institute admission requirements beyond the regular program admission requirements for JIBC program offerings.

Out-of-Province

There are no specific institute admission requirements beyond the regular program admission requirements for JIBC program offerings.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit, check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit, check here.

Mature Student

Not Applicable

 

International Student

Admission requirements for international students can be found on this page

For details on JIBC's International Programs, check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

To apply for a JIBC Program check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.