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CAD 16200

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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50%

Min GPA

Program Overview

The Fleming College Health Information Management (HIM) program is one of only three Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) recognized college programs available in Ontario.

Program Highlights
In this challenging two-year diploma program, students will learn to use computer technologies to capture and analyze data, and to create health information for healthcare delivery use, financial and management planning. Health records are the primary source of information used by hospitals and health care facilities to code services for reimbursement purposes. This information is also needed by public health officials to indicate disease patterns and trends, and by medical researchers for analysis, comparison and decision support.

Health service careers are among the fastest growing occupations in the economy. In the healthcare field, this really is the information age. There's a whole new growth market for the skills and training of health information management and health records professionals. An aging population and increasing health care needs, combined with the focus on accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of health care services delivery, has led to a skills shortage. You will graduate equipped with very marketable skills in the health information management sector. Some of those skills will include expertise in the following areas:

  • Data quality
  • Data collection and coding
  • Record /systems management
  • Privacy, confidentiality and security of health information
  • Transitioning to the electronic health record

This program is recognized by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA). Graduates are eligible to write the National Certification Examination of the Canadian College of Health Information Management.

WHY CHOOSE FLEMING
Fleming College has a reputation as a leader in technology-based learning. The HIM program at Fleming follows this trend with a vision of "Inspiring innovative students to become innovative leaders in HIM through applied learning." One of our mission statements is to "Espouse the state of the art in Health Information Management." We demonstrate this through our brand-new, fully-computerized lab with over 500 anonymized patient records and scanning equipment, to provide students with practical application knowledge that supports the move in healthcare to electronic health records (EHRs). A real-world populated database of patient information allows the learner to run realistic reports to support the needs of users for decision-making purposes.

Through its previous successful practicums, the HIM program has developed excellent relationships with numerous healthcare facilities throughout the region and beyond, resulting in good practicum and employment opportunities for graduates.

WORK EXPERIENCE
The program includes a strong practical component. Students will participate in two work placement experiences, a total of eight weeks in all. Students spend two weeks in a workplace setting in semester two, and four weeks in a workplace setting in semester four. Practicum components will not necessarily be in the immediate Peterborough area. Practicum agencies may require proof of immunization and a criminal records check (vulnerable sector).

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80.0  Minimum Listening - 20.0  Minimum Reading - 20.0  Minimum Writing - 20.0  Minimum Speaking - 20.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Gr 12 C English, Gr 11 C Math and any two Gr 11 or 12 C Sciences
    • Minimum 3 *Core subjects with 50%

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

16200

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 100

Application Fee
(CAD)

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions

Student Visa

When Should I Apply?

4 to 6 months

Bank Account?

No Need

Duration of visa

Course Duration + 3 Months

Time to Wait for Visa

35 Days

Appointment

Required

How can you apply

Cost and Expenses

Fee

Visa Fee

Minimum Funds

833 CAD, 917 CAD

Other Expenses

Medical Fee and more

Examination and Skills

Medical Examination

Required

Language Skills

Required

Work Permit

Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

Work Permit

Till valid study visa

Working Hours

20 hours/week

Documents Required

Study Permit

Social Insurance Number

Study Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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Application

Form or Online

Documents Required

List of Documents

When to Apply

First 3 months

How long does it take?

90 Days

Duration

3 Years

Fees

CAD 255

Scholarships

Fleming College offers scholarships, bursaries and awards in order to honor their students’ achievements and also aid their finances. Ensuring accessibility and financial aid for students in need is among the highest priorities at Fleming College. Fleming has provided more than $3.3 million to students in financial need through donor-sponsored scholarships and bursaries. Donor-sponsored student financial aid allows Fleming to support a diverse and vibrant student body, creating educational opportunities for students with exceptional promise

  • J.P. Bickell Foundation Scholarship
  • Allan E. Gillis Memorial Bursary
  • Bank of Montreal Student Bursary
  • Bayes Award
  • Beverly Newman Student Bursary
  • Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship
  • Toyota Canada Foundation Scholarship
  • International Education Student Scholarship
  • NS Legacy Scholarship
  • CAT Foundation Bursary
  • Dahl Student Bursaries
  • Ellen McGregor Student Bursary
  • Elaine Copeland Memorial Bursary
  • Financial Need Bursary and many more.

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