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DOUGLAS COLLEGE, NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS

New Westminster, British ColumbiaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1970Established Year
  24801Enrollment

Diploma (Health Information Management)

 2 years
 60 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 13,500 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Diploma in Health Information Management at Douglas College is offered as 2 years teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both full time and part-time basis.
  • Students have to successfully complete 60 credits.
  • The program combines aspects of health, computer science, business, and research in a specialized curriculum.
  • The Health Information Management Program is recognized by the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM).
  • The program can be completed in 2 years with full-time study. Part-time students may take 3-4 years to complete the program, depending on the intake date.
  • Students interested in this field should apply to the HIM Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program.
  • This program provides opportunities in a variety of non-acute facilities, community health, government agencies, and industry.
  • Douglas College offers nearly $100,000 in entrance scholarships to new international students each year who have proven to be successful in their previous academic studies.
  • Students may have job opportunities as Health information managers, Medical coders, Medical research analysts, etc.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 34,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Total Credits60
Fees$ 28,866 for 2 years or 60 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - May 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.douglascollege.ca/program/dphim

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system).
  • Students have one course short of BC secondary school graduation.
  • Students complete 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance.
  • Completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Students must have strong English skills. 
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • If the student does not meet the language requirements they can take English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) program and complete it and pursue this program.


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • Two Reference Letter: The two personal admissions reference letters from coaches, PE teachers, or community leaders verifying physical education, sport or work experience, and a character reference.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Students have to submit English Language requirement scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
May 31

Winter
Sep 30

Summer
Jan 31


Scores Required

83 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

56 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$13500$13500
Health insurance$375$375
Others$558$558
Total fees$14433$14433

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,000

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

  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • "On-campus" is defined as employment facilities within the boundaries of the campus. Students are only allowed to work on the campus at which they are registered as a Full-Time student.
  • The student may work on-campus without a work permit if:
    • Is a full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • Have a valid study permit
    • Have a valid SIN 
  • International students can work off-campus if the student is:
    • full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • In an academic program that is at least 6 months in duration and that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate
    • Have a valid study permit, valid SIN
  • To maintain working eligibility off-campus, most students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits minimum).
  • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

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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