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ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE, KINGSTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Kingston, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  7891Enrollment

Diploma (Health Information Management)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 12,504 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • St. Lawrence College offers a Diploma in Health Information Management of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program prepares graduates to work in many different health settings, using the latest in information technology to contribute to quality patient care.
  • In this program, students have to study bio­medical sciences, health information sciences, electronic record systems, statistical analysis, and health law.
  • Students will develop teamwork and presentation skills.
  • This program is recognized by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).
  • Students from the health sciences programs on placement are covered by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board(WSIB) coverage in the event of an incident.
  • The HIM program offers students up to 332 hours of practicum experience throughout the year.
  • Graduates will be eligible to write the national certifica­tion examination administered by CHIMA and will be entitled to use the credentials CHIM to denote their professional designation.
  • Jop opportunities for students to work in hos­pitals, family health networks, health research agencies, legal firms, government agencies, and other varied community health services.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 36,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Fees$ 27,292 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttp://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/programs-and-courses/full-time/programs/a_m/health-information-ma...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U, or M level including the following prerequisites:
    • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
    • Grade 11 Math at the C, U, or M level
    • Grade 11 or 12 Biology at the C or U level.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The students must have completed 10th and intermediate i.e 12th grade which has the minimum with 60% marks.
  • The minimum qualification required to attend this program is a higher secondary school certificate.
  • Copies of original documents should be attested by the educational institution.
  • School Record of Diploma/Degree certificate Mark sheets for each year of study is required.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Official Transcript: Submit copies of an official transcript from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Official Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
  • Personal Statement: This is a short statement (approximately one page) that details the reason for pursuing graduate studies with this department and their research interests.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Criminal Background Check: Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) and Vulnerable Sector Checks conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC).
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year.


Scores Required

6.0 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

78 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

55 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$12504$12464
Books and supplies$600$600
Other fees$562$562
Total fees$13666$13626

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 5,617
Meal$ 1,275

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photographs)
    • Valid Passport
    • Official SFU Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

The Work-Study Program allows students to take part in research-based projects. Students may work on-campus and off-campus. Students can only start working in Canada when they start their study program. There are no restrictions on the number of hours students can work on campus in addition to working off-campus.

  • During regular school semesters, students can work up to 20 hours.
  • During scheduled breaks in their school year, like during winter and summer holidays, they can work full-time.
  • Students can’t work during a break that comes before the student start their very first school semester.
  • If their program doesn’t have scheduled academic breaks, students can’t work more than 20 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Health information manager
  • Medical coder
  • Data analyst
  • Outpatient coding compliance auditor
  • Clinical documentation specialist
  • Clinical systems manager
  • Medical research analyst


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