16 Weeks  |  100 Total Hrs  |  Online

Program Summary

Infection Prevention and Control


Bay River College’s 16-week Infection Prevention and Control Program is an online-based interactive program, endorsed by IPAC Canada. This program is designed for front-line health care workers, and or health professionals who are looking to enter the field of Infection Prevention and Control. The ultimate learning goals for this course are to increase student’s theoretical knowledge and to establish practical skills to prevent infections and diseases and solve real healthcare problems.

The Infection Prevention and Control Program is a facilitated, asynchronous, and self-determined program that gives the schedule flexibility for students to progress and complete the training in the allotted time at their own pace. By providing and utilizing industry-related theories, students will learn and be equipped with the principles of planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating infection and prevention control in all Canadian health care settings.

Course Start Date

The course is available for students to register: 

  • Winter: January – April
  • Summer: May – August
  • Fall: September- December

Interested applicants can request detail about the program (course, program structure, curriculum, and important dates) by emailing at [email protected] or book an appointment with our admission advisors by calling at 403-457-6400.

Why Choose Infection and Prevention Control Program?

Upon graduation, students are highly trained and ready to work within the health professional industry.   Here are a few career options you may want to consider:

  • Infection Control Practitioner
  • Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator
  • Quality Specialist, Infection Prevention
  • Epidemiologist, Infection Control
  • Program Manager, Infection Prevention and Control

Admission Requirement

Standard Admission:

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

For applicants whose English is a second language (ESL), you must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the following ways

Note: Any ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of the program. Results that expire prior to the Start Date of the program will not be accepted.

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Latest updates

March 15, 2020 update – Bay River College Calgary Campus.