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FAQs2020-05-20T08:58:30-06:00

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about admission, regulation, and practice. If you can not find the questions or answers listed here, please contact us here.

Can I choose to pursue the Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma (TCMD) after completion of Diploma in Acupuncture?2020-09-04T12:10:58-06:00

An upgrade to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma is available to all Acupuncture Diploma students. If you decide to change your mind while attending classes, you may choose to upgrade your Diploma of Acupuncture to the TCMD or vice versa anytime.

Please note, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma is a double-major program. Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma graduates will also receive a Diploma in Acupuncture.

Is part-time students class schedule difference from full-time students?2020-09-04T12:06:59-06:00

The ACATCM groups classes together by their typical year taken. Part-time students will attend the classes with other regular students with respects to the classes scheduled time.

如果我被针灸专业或者中医专业录取了,是否可以申请到加拿大读书?2020-05-20T14:51:52-06:00

目前,我校只有获得针灸专业录取的学生可以申请留学加拿大。我们是加拿大移民部指定的国际留学生接收学校,关于如何办理留学手续和申请、延长留学签证,请登录加拿大移民部官网查询。

从学校毕业后是否就可以成为针灸师或中医师?2020-05-20T14:35:07-06:00

不一定,取决于你将来行医的地方。在加拿大的阿尔伯塔省,大不列颠哥伦比亚省,魁北克省,安大略省和纽芬兰省,学生须通过国家注册针灸师考试,才能成为注册针灸师。目前,中医师在阿尔伯塔省没有统一的规范和管理,而在大不列颠哥伦比亚省,学生须通过注册中药师考试才能给病人开中医药方。

针灸和中医课程是中文教学还是英文教学?2020-05-20T14:52:58-06:00

我们的针灸专业和中医专业所有课程都是英文教学,中医任课老师和临床指导老师80%以上是加拿大本土人士,英语纯正。此外,在我校就读的学生75%为加拿大人,其他有来自美国,俄罗斯,中国,巴西,乌克兰等国家的学生。

针灸专业和中医专业的区别是什么?2020-05-20T14:36:32-06:00

中医专业是在针灸专业的基础上,在中草药、中医古典文献等方面做了拓展学习。对于想成为注册针灸师的学生,选择针灸专业就可以获得足够的理论知识和临床实践。学生在申请入学的时候可以自由选择针灸或中医专业。如果经过了一段时间的学习,针灸专业的学生发现自己想探索更多中医药方面的知识,或者中医专业的学生想专注于针灸领域,可以随时联系教务处更换专业。

留学生是否有专业限制?2020-05-20T14:53:35-06:00

是的,留学生只可以申请针灸专业。阿尔伯塔现在只有针对针灸师的省级管理机构,所以中医专业不在留学专业范畴之内。对于对中医专业的其他课程感兴趣的学生,可以申请增加修习中医课程。

我如何知道哪个专业更适合我?2020-05-20T14:44:33-06:00

有关中医专业和针灸专业的区别,可以参见上一条问答。学生可以联系教务处的老师来了解更多专业相关的信息和职业发展前景,但是哪一个更适合只有自己在学习和实践了一段时间后,才能找到自己的兴趣所在。因为两个专业有大量相同的课程,学生可以随时联系教务处申请更改专业。

我已被阿尔伯塔中医针灸学院录取,刚刚来加拿大,遇到问题了怎么办?2020-05-20T14:54:03-06:00

关于衣食住行的信息,请浏览国际留学生左侧导航栏,点击您想要了解的题目。您也可以联系我们的国际留学生服务中心寻求帮助,详情请点击学生服务。

学习针灸和中医专业是否需要有医学背景?2020-05-20T14:45:08-06:00

不需要。我们的针灸专业和中医专业是从基础课教起,除中医基础课程外,学生在第一年也会学习西医的基础课程,包括生物化学课、人体解刨学和人体生理学等等。这些西医课程在注册针灸师考试中不算做考试范围,但是对于未来的病理诊断、治疗和施针手法有着积极的意义和作用。

对于推荐信的内容和写推荐信的人有什么要求?2020-05-20T14:45:38-06:00

推荐信须以英文陈述,注明日期,推荐人姓名和职位,以及推荐人的签名,但没有固定的格式和字数要求。推荐信主要是用来增加对申请人的了解。写推荐信的人必须是非家庭成员,可以是雇主、原学校教授、从事医疗行业的人员、律师、会计师等对你有了解的人。

应该如何提交申请材料?2020-05-20T15:15:16-06:00

申请材料可以由本人送至学校,或通过邮寄的方式寄送。地址是:

1910 – 20 Ave NW, Main Floor #102
Calgary AB Canada
T2M 1H5

我需要等材料都齐全了之后才能申请学校吗?2020-05-20T14:48:27-06:00

不需要。申请人在等待原学校寄送成绩单和学历公证书的时候,就可以提交入学申请。若申请人已被临时录取,须在开学前交齐所有的申请材料。

申请费如何支付?2020-05-20T14:48:59-06:00

可以支付申请费的方式有:现金、银行卡、信用卡、支票和汇票。如果申请人使用现金、银行卡或信用卡,我们建议您到我们的学校一楼前台支付。

上学期间,我如何参加实习?2020-05-20T14:50:28-06:00

我们的针灸专业和中医专业有临床观察和临床实习课,学生可以在学校的附属诊所见习和实习,实习期间,我们有指导老师指导实习生为门诊病人做诊断、设计治疗方案、施针和开中药方剂等等。学生也可以申请到我们的老师和医生自己的诊所里见习。

上学期间我需要支付哪些费用?2020-05-20T14:50:55-06:00

关于学费和其他费用,请访问这里

When can I apply?2020-05-20T20:24:25-06:00

Typically for domestic students, the application deadline is July 31 and June 30th for international applicants every year.

For up-to-date application related information, please refer to the admission section.

Where can I find the application?2020-05-20T08:54:55-06:00

Online application is located here: https://www.acatcm.com/online-application/

2020 – 2021 mail-in application form can be downloaded here.

How much does it cost to apply?2020-05-06T19:22:58-06:00

Domestic Students:

A non-refundable application fee of $100.00 in Canadian funds payable to ACATCM, through etransfer to admin@acatcm.com, or mailed-in bank-draft.

International Students:

A non-refundable application fee of $500.00 in Canadian funds payable to ACATCM, through etransfer to admin@acatcm.com, or mailed-in bank-draft.

How do I apply for Alberta Student Aid?2020-05-06T20:33:06-06:00

Alberta students can apply for Alberta Student Aid online at https://studentaid.alberta.ca/

How much does it cost to attend ACATCM?2020-05-25T12:18:50-06:00

Tuition and fees vary from program to program, please refer to the program section for detailed information.

Do I need first degree for admission2020-05-06T20:16:25-06:00

No. Please refer to our general Admission Eligibility section for details.

Can I tour your Facility? How do I book an appointment?2020-05-28T15:56:51-06:00

We offer tours free of charge. Simply book an appointment online here:

https://www.acatcm.com/school-tour-request/

You may also call the school administrative department to book an appointment: 403-286-8788.

How does the college preparation students for licencing exams?2020-05-28T15:53:56-06:00

The ACATCM offers a range of options for our students to prepare for their respective licensing exams. These include hands-on work in our clinic to online preparation courses. ACATCM graduates are enjoying Unrivaled Pan-Canadian Exams Success.

Do you require a base English proficiency to be eligible for your courses?2020-05-28T15:49:49-06:00

We require the students whose first language is not English to provide English proficiency information in the form of IELTS. Our base requirements require a score of at least 5.0 IELTS, and a TOEFL iBT of 35-45. For more information, please check the link below:
https://www.acatcm.com/program/english-proficiency-policies/

Can I study Acupuncture or TCMD programs without any Traditional Chinese Medicine background?2020-05-28T15:50:16-06:00

Of Course! Our courses take you step by step through all the Traditional concepts needed to make you the best practitioner you can be. All we require is that you fulfill our program eligibility and to find out more follow the link here: https://www.acatcm.com/admissions/

Am I able to sign up for individual courses?2020-09-04T12:05:21-06:00

Yes. However, currently, the ACATCM does not offer individual course applications for prospective students to register as a full-time student. The alternative option is register as a part-time student. Part-time students are required to registered for 1-3 courses per semester.

Am I able to complete any courses via distance learning?2020-11-09T16:43:26-06:00

Over our history, classes have been only offered in a classroom setting, however, with the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned to offering online classes for students with plans to continue to offer these once the pandemic eases. With the appropriate regulations in your respective jurisdictions, we are happy to offer a limited selection of courses online.

What qualifies as transferable credit? Can my massage courses qualify for credit?2020-05-28T15:38:26-06:00

Many courses can qualify you for credit including massage. We simply need your official transcripts from your institution and after a review by our admissions officer can result in many basic courses to be transferred from your previous education.

Do you have a break down academic calendar?2020-09-04T12:19:58-06:00

The Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine operates on an 18-week semester system. A typical fall-winter semester starts the day after the labour-day and ends at the end of January. The winter-spring semester starts in mid-February and ends at the end of June.

A full list of the academic calendars can be found here, consists of:

  • First day of the fall-winter semester
  • Midterm break
  • Christmas and New-Year holiday break
  • Last day of the fall-winter semester
  • Winter break
  • First day of the winter-spring semester
  • Midterm break
  • Last day of the academic year

 

Do you offer weekend or evening courses?2020-09-04T12:35:57-06:00

Unfortunately, we currently do not offer evening or weekend courses at this time.

How many hours of study is required from the student2020-05-20T08:38:37-06:00

Expect to study approx. 1-3 hours per day. This also depends on the individual and their needs.

Are graduates eligible to work across Canada2020-05-20T08:37:47-06:00

Upon successful completion of the national licensing exam, graduates are eligible to work across Canada.

What is the difference between part-time and full-time2020-05-20T08:39:39-06:00

To study part-time, a student has up to 6 years to complete the program, will be registered in 2-3 classes per semester, and can expect to be in class/clinic up to 15 hours per week. Full-time students have 3 to 4 years (Acupuncture vs TCM) to complete the program, will be registered in 5-7 classes per semester, and can expect to be in class/clinic up to 25 hours per week.

What are the age range of the students2020-05-20T08:41:29-06:00

We have students from 20 years old to 50 plus in our classes

What does the class schedule look like2020-09-04T10:39:29-06:00

The Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine operates on an 18-week semester system.

Our academic schedule runs from September till the end of June, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

First-year classes are held in the afternoons, second-year classes are in the mornings and both third and fourth-year classes are either in the mornings or afternoons.

The clinic is scheduled from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

What is the difference between the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) programs2020-05-20T08:36:44-06:00

The Acupuncture program is 3 years in length and the TCM program is 4 years. In the TCM program, students will gain in-depth knowledge of different diseases, treatments, history, and extensive diagnosing techniques.

Who is CAAA2020-05-20T08:56:11-06:00

College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA) is the governing body for Acupuncture Regulation of Alberta. The CAAA is responsible to ensure that members have the proper education and training to provide competent and ethical services to the public.

Is acupuncture regulated in Alberta?2020-05-20T08:54:19-06:00

Yes. Acupuncture is regulated in Alberta under the Health Disciplines Act.

Is Traditional Chinese Medicine Regulated in Alberta?2020-05-20T08:55:19-06:00

Not Yet.

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