St. Lawrence College

Health Information Management

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Kingston Campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Description:Get started on your career as a Health Informa­tion professional in just 47 weeks and help fill the national shortage of skilled practitioners. If you want to work in healthcare, have a strong interest in computers, and know that direct patient care isn't for you, becoming a Health Information professional may be the ideal career choice. This program prepares graduates to work in many different health settings, using the latest in information technology to contribute to quality patient care. You’ll study bio­medical sciences, health information sciences, electronic record systems, statistical analysis, and health law. Students will develop team work and presentation skills. This program is recognized by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA). 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.
URL:Health Information Management at St. Lawrence College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,336
International: $29,980

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology 

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

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 231] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 78] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

Criminal Background Check: Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) and Vulnerable Sector Checks conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Apply to college as soon as the application is available in October. Applications received on or before the Equal Consideration Date will be given equal consideration. This is particularly important if you are applying to a program that is in high demand or oversubscribed; that is, a program for which the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. After the Equal Consideration Date, applications are considered on a first-come, first served basis.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 28, 2018