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Community Support

Undergraduate Program

Certificate Credentials

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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.

School Health
Credits 30
Course Length Two Semesters (1 years)
Hours 20 hrs/week x 34 weeks
Credential Certificate
Delivery Options

Onsite, Online, and Combination.

Instruction Options Full-time
Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring
Practicum Yes – Optional
Tuition (See breakdown below)
Home Student CAD 10,000.00 / session
International Student CAD 15,000.00 / session

 

Regular Applicants
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • An equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
  • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements
  • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
    Mature Applicants
    • 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.
    • Senior secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants.
    • Mature applicants without English 12 can write the academic achievement testing (CAT 4) with a minimum of 60% score.
    • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

      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.

      Title Credits
      Semester 1
      Interpersonal communication, receding and reporting 3
      Utilizing technology 3
      Introduction to Community Support 3
      Introduction to Indigenous World Views 3
      Community Service Learning 3

       

      Title Credits
      Semester 2
      Introduction to Disability Studies 3
      Working with Older adults 3
      Essential Life Skills 3
      Counselling Theory 3
      Understanding Addiction 3

       

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