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Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Advanced Certificate 7670ascert

Overview

Note: This program is currently under review and will not be accepting applications until further notice. Students are encouraged to apply to the Health Leadership Advanced Certificate program or contact the Health Care Management Department.

One of two Health Care Management programs offered at BCIT, Health Care Quality Management is the only academic advanced certificate program of its kind offered in BC. In keeping with our reputation for hands-on learning, our program gives you in-depth education from high calibre instructors who know the industry.

We educate you in leadership and quality management tools and principles that are specifically geared toward quality improvement, infection control, drug dose, and patient safety. Get advanced learning to excel in your current position, or gain skills to move into this highly important field.

About the program

  • Part-time, advanced certificate program that takes an average of two years to complete
  • Online learning gives you flexibility to continue working as you study 
  • Take courses as you need them or complete the full certificate

Visit Program Details for more information on the Health Care Quality Management program.

Who it’s for

This program is for healthcare professionals who:

  • Are in the first half of their healthcare career, or in a related industry looking to move into the quality improvement area of health care
  • Have an interest in improving quality, patient safety, and operational effectiveness
  • Enjoy critical thinking, problem-solving, and working with data
  • Are keen to develop their leadership skills

Discover if BCIT’s Health Care Quality Management program is right for you – visit Program Entry for more details.

What grads can do

Every one of our grads is applying the skills from our program to their work environment. See Graduating and Jobs to learn about career opportunities.

Program Entry

Entrance requirements

This program is currently under review and will not be accepting applications until further notice. Students are encouraged to apply to the Health Leadership Advanced Certificate program or contact the Health Care Management Department.

Apply to program

Prospective students who have not yet taken a course in this online program must obtain Program Head approval before registering. To register for courses or request approval to register, please complete the steps listed in the Registration & Program Completion Checklist.

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

BCIT believes that you should receive credit for what you have accomplished. BCIT has several options for assessing your prior learning and for granting transfer credit. If you qualify for one of these options and satisfy the program entrance requirements, contact the Program Head to discuss your prior learning. Please note that PLAR may not be available for certain courses.

Costs & Supplies

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

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Required Courses: Credits
  HINS 7200 Information Systems in Health Care 3.0
  HLED 7250 Leading Performance Measurement and Management 3.0
  HLED 7270 Project Leadership in Health Care 3.0
  HLED 8280 Leadership Integrative Project 3.0
  HMGT 5760 Integrating Quality, Risk and Utilization Management 3.0
  HMGT 7700 Total Quality Management and CQI Tools 3.0
  HTMT 5500 Organizing Teams for Innovation 3.0
  HTMT 7300 Leading Technological Change 3.0
Note: It is recommended that students begin by taking HMGT 7700 or HMGT 7500.
 
Total Credits: 24.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

The program goals of the certificate are to:

  • Manage and lead quality improvement initiatives.
  • Design, organize and analyze information related to quality improvement, risk management and utilization.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to analyze problems and issues related to quality.
  • Determine appropriate personnel and structures to solve quality problems.
  • Facilitate organizational change.
  • Develop integrated systems for quality, utilization and risk management.
  • Develop accountability measures.
  • Design appropriate organizational structures and teams to implement quality solutions

On-line Program Delivery
The online program uses a variety of educational media to meet the needs of today's learner. Providing this type of flexible delivery enables you to interact with the instructor, course materials and other learners at a time that is convenient for you, your family and work schedules. It is designed to accommodate a geographically diverse student population and be national and international in scope.

You require a computer with access to the Internet. For more information, see distance and online learning FAQs.


Program structure

The Advanced Certificate is a 24.0 credit on-line program comprised of eight 3.0 credit courses.

Graduating & Jobs

Our graduates get work

Every one of our grads is working in this highly specialized field. Apply our training to improve the existing quality management in your workplace or get the skills to help you stand out to recruiters and employers.

Career opportunities

Quality management leaders are working in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities to improve patient care and business operations.

Lead quality improvement initiatives. Build strong teams. Develop stronger healthcare organizations. The average annual salary ranges from $50,000 to $74,000 per year, with leadership positions such as:

  • Implementation or quality assurance coordinator
  • Manager infection prevention and control
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Quality assurance specialist
  • Quality improvement advisor or manager
  • Technical officer of quality improvement
  • Program or project leader
  • Project or team leader

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Shan Satoglu
Program Head
604-451-6975
shan_satoglu@bcit.ca

Victoria Banham
Program Assistant
604-432-8727
victoria_banham@bcit.ca

Contact Us

Program Assistant
Tel: 604-456-8087
Toll free: 1-800-663-6542, ext 8087
Email: hcm@bcit.ca
Resource: Registration checklist

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Testimonial

Even before graduating I was offered a position with Dania & Normanna as their Quality Improvement and Education Coordinator. I have grown professionally and personally beyond all my expectations. BCIT is a very forward and progressive thinking institution that has its finger on the pulse of BC and Canadian health care.”

Beverley Contreras Dania Home Society, BCIT Advanced Specialty Certificate in Health Care Quality Management