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Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Unit 300, 1824 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M 3Y7, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 4 Years 3250 Hours (208 Weeks)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Successful interview with institution administration to determine their interest in TCM and its accompanying philosophies. 2. Alberta high school diploma or non-Alberta equivalent, verified by transcript. OR 3. (Alberta) High School Equivalency Diploma, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta equivalent. 4. Two years of post-secondary education (verified by transcript) at a university, college or institute recognized by Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 5. Applicants must have proficient written and spoken English. If English is not the applicant's native language, the applicant must demonstrate both written and oral proficiency in English with a minimum score of 500 on the TOEFL exam (test results to be provided by applicant). 6. Applicants must be able to meet the financial obligations of the courses required to complete the program. This will be shown through a financial plan (bank statements, personal guarantee, job confirmation or loans) and budget covering the 3 years of the program that will be discussed during the interview with school administration. 7. Two recent passport-size photographs. 8. Updated personal resume and one employer letter of reference. 9. Two referral letters from non-family members, at least one of which is from a professional such as a TCM practitioner or other health service provider, teacher, lawyer, accountant, etc. - These letters should include information such as length of time they have known you (the applicant), what type of relationship they have with you, why they believe you would make an excellent TCM practitioner, and a description of a specific incident that they believe shows maturity and ethical judgment. 10. Letter of intent that states why and how you became interested in a career in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, what capabilities you would bring to the vocation and why you believe you would be an asset in your future

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Total Tuition $46,400.00
  • Total Books/Supplies/Other Fees $8,740.00

* Tuition and fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated February 17, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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