Coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 19, 2020

Dear Students, Parents and Staff,

Coquitlam College would like to wish all members of the College community good health and safety. Health and safety remain the highest priority of the College, so changes to the Fall 2020 academic program have occurred.

The College would like to announce that Fall 2020 courses will be offered online. Exceptions to online delivery may include courses with a lab component or courses which have an appropriate blended model. The College will continue to update the public and staff as the summer progresses and more guidelines are provided by the Provincial Health Officer, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Please note that registration for September will begin on June 17th.

The upcoming timetable will reflect whether a course is online or in the College. Unfortunately, the timetable cannot indicate a blended system. Therefore, the College will announce in the student portal and on the website any courses which will have an online component and a classroom-based component. As already stated, the College expects that courses with a lab will follow a blended system which will conform to provincial guidelines for social distancing and safety precautions.

Please continue to watch for any news and updates on the College’s website.

Thank you,

Coquitlam College Administration

COQUITLAM COLLEGE OFFICE STAFF
The campus is closed until further notice, but the Coquitlam College Office Staff and Counsellors are available via email or phone to help you with any questions.

Contact information:

Email: helpline@coquitlamcollege.com
Phone: (604) 862-7248
C4 Helpline: (604) 817-8495
The phone line and email inquiries are available Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm

The following are the updates on how the Summer semester will operate.

ACCESS TO A COMPUTER AND INTERNET
Each student is expected to prepare for a virtual learning environment and ensure that adequate preparations have been made to succeed in the new learning environment. It is a student’s responsibility to have the appropriate resources and technological capabilities to study online.

TRAVEL
Coquitlam College understands that some students may choose to leave Canada. The College will allow students to register for the summer semester and study while overseas. Students should be aware that they could have problems taking online courses overseas if there are international disruptions to communications and that they would be responsible to any failure to communicate.

MEDICAL
The College advises students to discuss with their private insurance provider of any potential changes to their medical insurance or to their coverage while outside Canada.

IRCC
The College also recommends that students understand any updates to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) policies before making the decision to leave Canada. Students should contact IRCC before deciding to leave Canada and study online.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS CONVOCATION
Unfortunately, we have had to postpone the convocation to a later date yet to be determined.

VALID STUDY PERMIT
Please remember that all students who study in Canada or overseas in the Summer Semester must have a valid study permit.

POST-GRADUATION WORK PERMIT PROGRAM
Eligibility for the Post Graduate Work Permit will not be affected for students who are beginning their Associate of Arts studies in Fall 2020. For more information regarding temporary changes due to COVID-19, please visit Immigration Canada’s website.

COVID-19

  • For more information on COVID-19, please visit HealthLinkBC
  • Go to Government of Canada for the latest travel alerts.
  • The toll-free phone number (1-833-784-4397) has been established to answer questions about COVID-19. Service is available from 7:00am to midnight (Eastern Standard Time)
  • If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or showing symptoms, please contact your health care provider or dial 8-1-1 as soon as possible.
  • 8-1-1 is a provincial health information and advice line that can assist with connecting you to a health care professional.