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The Certificate in Community Support is a one-year foundation program that trains students to deliver safe and competent support to individuals in need. This program offers learners a chance to deepen their interest in making a difference in the lives of people in private and community settings. This program also emphasizes theoretical knowledge in community support and learning.
|Two Semesters (1 years)
|20 hrs/week x 34 weeks
|Onsite, Online, and Combination.
|Fall, Winter, and Spring
|Yes – Optional
|(See breakdown below)
|CAD 10,000.00 / year
|CAD 15,000.00 / year
- Secondary school graduation or equivalent and 16 years of age or older.
- Alberta Grade 12 English Language and Mathematics or
- Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test that consists of five tests with a minimum score of 450 in each test.
- Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of the full-time senior secondary study for at least one year.
- Mature applicants without English 12 can write the academic achievement testing (CAT 4) with a minimum of 60% score.
- Mature applicants without English 12 can provide proof of English Proficiency test with results.
- Applicants who are not national students who meet the guidelines established for international students studying in Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
- All applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Students with out of country equivalencies, require equivalency assessments. Students with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements.
- Applicants from non-English speaking countries must have proof of English Proficiency test with results.
- Applicants with non-English documents must provide English translated and notarized documentation.
Minimum English Proficiency Test Result
- IELTS- International English Language Testing Service:
- Overall Band of 6.
- With nothing less than 5.5.
- CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program:
- Overall band of 6.
- With nothing less than 6.
- TOEFL (TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL® Essentials™):
- Overall score of 78.
- with nothing less than 19.
- CBL Equivalent Level of 6.
- Other English Proficiency Results available on case-to-case basis.
Graduates of this program will have acquired a platform to pursue further academic endeavours and provide them the job roles and opportunities such as child and youth worker, outreached workers, pregnancy workers, addiction workers, newcomer services, woman shelters, adult care, case management and community access worker.
Opportunities are also available to earn a professional designation or pursue further studies to complete a bachelor’s degree in any university.
Successful completion of this Certificate will set-up students in a number of community service related professions and prepare students for entry-level positions in the social and community work fields and undergraduate degrees at any University. Graduates of this program will have acquired a platform to pursue further academic endeavors and provide them with the job roles and opportunities such as child and youth worker, outreached workers, pregnancy workers, addiction workers, newcomer services, woman shelters, adult care, case management and community access worker.
|Interpersonal communication, receding and reporting
|Introduction to Community Support
|Introduction to Indigenous World Views
|Community Service Learning
|Introduction to Disability Studies
|Working with Older adults
|Essential Life Skills