Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

For information on the health and safety guidelines that Coquitlam College has set in accordance to WorkSafeBC guidelines, please view the WorkSafeBC Guidelines for COVID-19 document.

July 22, 2020

Hello Students and members of the Coquitlam College Community,

Due to the current pandemic, the school has decided to cancel the Summer 2020 convocation ceremony. Any students that had paid the convocation fee will have the money returned to their student account. For those wishing to obtain a refund, please submit a refund request form available here: https://www.coquitlamcollege.com/admissions/tuition/refund-policy/.

Please note that this will not impact graduation certificate creation for students who have requested to graduate.

The College thanks you for your understanding.

Be well and Stay safe.

 

May 28, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff,

On June 1st, the College will transition into stage 3 of the Ministry of Education’s BC Education Restart Plan. Stage 3 involves classroom-based instruction alongside remote learning. During the last few days, the College asked parents and guardians of underage students as well as students over 19 whether or not they planned to attend classroom-based lessons during the Summer Semester. The College thanks all who responded and requests that those who haven’t replied, to please do so as soon as possible.

In stage 3 of the restart, each grade will have an assigned day at the College.

Students in grade 10 may meet with Jeff Jones on Tuesdays.

Students in grade 11 may meet with Nicole Baxter on Thursdays. Thursday will include CLC and CLE BUT WILL NOT INCLUDE CH 11.

Students in grade 12 may come to the College on Fridays. All grade 12 instructors will be at the school on Fridays.

Please email your instructors or contact them through C4 for updates regarding class times and rooms.

The College would also like to remind parents and students that attendance is optional and remote learning continues for the rest of the semester.

Finally, health and safety remain the highest priority for the College. The College will follow all guidelines for safety and cleanliness as set out by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education as well as WorkSafeBC. You can feel confident that every precaution has been taken to ensure that the College is safe.

For additional information, please see:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/safe-caring-orderly/k-12-education-restart-plan.pdf

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/safe-caring-orderly/k-12-covid-19-health-safety-guidlines.pdf

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates/covid-19-returning-safe-operation/education

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the College.

Coquitlam College wishes good luck and good health to all of you during this difficult time.

Thank you,

Coquitlam College Administration

 

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

NEW STUDY PERMIT POLICY – DUE TO COVID-19 IRCC POLICY CHANGES

  • Upon successful application to the College for the Fall 2020 semester a student can be issued a Letter of Acceptance for the purposes of obtaining a Study Permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • When the College has received documented proof of “Approval in Principle” from Immigration Canada the student will be eligible for registration to the Fall 2020 semester for online courses. If after receiving “Approval in Principle” the Student’s Study Permit application is denied for any reason between the date of registration and Oct 31, 2020 the student will be eligible to receive a refund of the tuition fees paid to the College less a $500 administration fee.
  • If the Student’s Study Permit is denied for any reason after Oct 31, 2020 the student is not eligible for a refund of fees for the Fall 2020 Semester. Any fees paid for future semesters will be refunded to the student upon receipt of the original Study Permit refusal letter issued by Immigration Canada.

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.

Fall 2020 – Temporary COVID-19 Policy Change:

Tuition Deposits for Study Permit or Entry Visa Renewals

In order to obtain a letter for a study permit or entry visa renewal, students will be required to make a non-refundable tuition deposit in the amount of $3500.00 towards the Fall 2020 semester. At the date of registration in the Fall semester course fee amounts will be assessed according to the program in which the student is enrolled, all fees outstanding must be paid in full at that time.

If the student is unable to enroll for the Fall 2020 semester the student may request the deposit of $3500.00 be deferred to the tuition costs for the Spring 2021 semester.

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
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
Due to the current pandemic, the school has decided to cancel the Summer 2020 convocation ceremony.

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.