Coquitlam College follows guidelines and protocols established in accordance to WorkSafeBC guidelines as well as guidelines provided to post-secondary institutions by our Provincial Health Officer and the local health authority as outlined in the COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Sector document.
Please click here for the official Coquitlam College COVID-19 Safety and Readiness Plan.
Please click the following link for the official Coquitlam College Outbreak Response Plan
Please click here for the Terms of Reference for the Coquitlam College Self-Isolation Confirmation Team (SICT).
The following Appendices can also be accessed in relation to our Safety Plan:
Appendix A: Protocols for confirmed cases of COVID-19
Appendix B: Summary of School-based Prevention Measures
Appendix C: Example of Daily Health Check to be employed by the Coquitlam College community
Specifically for Brookmere Secondary, a division of Coquitlam College, for information on the health and safety guidelines that Coquitlam College has set in accordance to WorkSafeBC guidelines, please view our document entitled Coquitlam College COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines document.
Coquitlam College is preparing to welcome a limited number of students and employees back to the campus in the Fall. Please click here for resources and information to ensure the safety of all our community members.
Only students registered in High School and some English Studies courses courses can enter the campus via designated entry points.
All other students, including University Transfer/Associate of Arts Degree students, must request permission to physically access the campus by making an appointment beforehand by calling the main switchboard at 604-939-6633.
Please click on the following link to access a list of resources for help during COVID-19: List of Resources
This document contains information including but not limited to the following:
Let’s be Considerate: We should be considerate when talking about coronavirus disease. Please read the following document to understand how to better communicate about COVID-19 so we can better support our governments, citizens, media, key influencers and communities regarding COVID-19.
There is no place for racism on the Coquitlam College campus:
Coquitlam College acknowledges the Black Lives Matter movement and extends our support in effecting change and dismantling institutional racism. We believe it is important to have these conversations and to reflect on our own views and commit to growing together. Every one of us is responsible for treating our peers, fellow students, faculty and staff with dignity and respect. Respect is demonstrated in a variety of ways, in class, in line getting a coffee, on transit and out with our friends.
Here are some resources to instigate conversation and understanding about this topic: https://experiencescanada.ca/resources/anti-racism-resources/
Please review all of the following. Print and submit the required documents before travelling.
Please be advised, course registration is not guaranteed based on “Approval in Principle” from Immigration Canada. All course registration is dependant upon courses available at the time of student registration.
Coquitlam College Office Staff and Counsellors are available via email or phone to help you with any questions.
Email inquiries are available Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm
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.
All students must have medical insurance for the duration of their stay in Canada which includes coverage during mandatory self-isolation period.
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.
Contact Coquitlam College Office Staff to enquire about GuardMe medical insurance.
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.
Please remember that all students who wish to study in Canada must have a valid study permit dated before March 18, 2020. Students with a study permit issued after March 18 can study from overseas, but not in person.
Through 30 April 2021, IRCC is now allowing students to begin their studies online while still abroad and to count those remote studies towards post-graduation work permit (PGWP) eligibility – provided that at least 50% of their programme is eventually completed in Canada. For more information regarding temporary changes due to COVID-19, please visit Immigration Canada’s website.