16 Weeks  |  100 Total Hrs  |  Online

Program Summary

Infection Prevention & Control

Bay River College’s 16-week Infection and Prevention Control Certificate is an online-based interactive program, endorsed by IPAC Canada. This certification program is designed for frontline 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 to solve real healthcare problems.

The Infection and Prevention Control Certificate 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.

Career Opportunities

Infection and Prevention Control certificate program students complete their education with a total of 100 hours in Bay River College.

Certified infection control practitioners are able to find employment in a wide variety of health care facilities, including Long Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, Acute Care, Support Services, and First Responders. 

Why Choose Infection and Prevention Control Certificate 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.