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Health Sciences (EMS) Diploma

  • Continuous

  • Location
  • 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

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Visit 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.


  • 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


One of the following (minimum score):

  • A C grade in English 12 or English Literature 12 or Technical and Professional Communications 12
  • A B grade in Communications 12
  • A TOEFL score of 560 (paper based), 220 (computer based) or 83 (internet based)
  • An IELTS score of 6.5
  • A LPI score of 4
  • A GED Language Arts Writing and Reading score of 450
  • Completion of an Adult Basic Education English course equivalent to DVST 0355 or higher
  • 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.


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

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.

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