Community Services

Make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in your community. Discover which community services program fits your passion and begin your journey toward a career of helping others.

PROGRAM OVERVIEWS 2020-2021
Autism & Behavioural Science (Graduate Certificate)
You’ll learn to use a variety of evidence-based approaches to develop the skills to support those with Autism Spectrum Disorder by reviewing relevant literature, developing intervention plans, implementing behaviour change programs, facilitating group programming, and more. Emphasis is on the understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Two field placements.

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Code: 1027

SEPT

1 Year

Child and Youth Care
You’ll learn to facilitate change in children, youth, and young adults who are experiencing a range of social, emotional and/or behavioural challenges. Includes four field placements.

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Code: 0301

SEPT

3 Years

Early Childhood Education
Prepares to work with children from birth to age 12 and their families in a variety of early childhood settings. You’ll have a firm understanding of human development and will learn to create responsive, inclusive, play-based learning environments to best support the child as they develop. Includes three field placements.

Credential: Diploma

Program Code: 0302

SEPT

2 Years

General Arts & Science - English for Academic Purposes
Upgrade your English while earning credits towards your future academic program. Integrated curriculum using authentic materials to learn about global issues, intercultural communication, and Canadian culture. 2 levels – Advanced and Advanced Plus.

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0896

14 Weeks

SEPT, OCT, JAN, FEB, APR or JUN

General Arts & Science - General Studies Stream
Explore your interests and prepare for the workforce by developing a set of core employment skills in courses tailored to your preference or prepare yourself for future post-secondary study in this one-year certificate program.

Credential: Certificate

 

Program Code: 0478 

1 Year

SEPT or JAN

General Arts & Science - Pre-Trades Stream
Are you interested in the Skilled Trades, but not sure which one to choose? This foundational one-year program will help you explore a variety of skilled trades while you build broad skills that apply to the workplace. This program focuses on Bricklaying/Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, and Mechanical trades.

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0478 / RD

1 Year

SEPT

General Arts & Science - Social Sciences Stream
This program provides foundational knowledge that is directly transferable to programs such as Social Service Worker and Child and Youth Care. If you’re interested in other programs upon completion, contact the General Arts and Science program coordinator for additional course requirements.

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0478 / SS

1 Year

SEPT or JAN

General Arts & Science - Technology Stream
The courses in this one-year program provide the foundation required for engineering technology programs. Ideal if you wish to move on to applied computing programs.

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0478 / TE

1 Year

SEPT or JAN

General Arts & Science - Diploma
Engage a broad spectrum of liberal arts foundational learning in this two-year multidisciplinary program. Prepare for the workforce or further post-secondary studies. Transfer options are available to graduates.

Credential: Diploma

Program Code: 0550

2 Years

SEPT or JAN

Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker
Acquire specialized training in addictions and mental health the skills and tools required by frontline professionals to deliver responsive and effective practice in the healthcare and social services field. You will gain an understanding of the complex needs of diverse client populations; establish and extend your skillset; nurture and expand your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; and, recognize, understand, and apply a holistic model of client-centered care. Includes field placement.

Credential: Diploma

Program Code: 0865

2 Years

SEPT

Personal Support Worker
Provide valuable support services to individuals and their families in a wide variety of health care settings. You’ll learn the theory behind care, practice in two lab settings (hospital and a community apartment simulation) and apply the skills learned in four different clinical field placements.

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 1032

1 Year

SEPT 

Therapeutic Recreation (Graduate Certificate)
Prepare to work within recreation, health, or social service delivery systems serving individuals of all ages and abilities. You’ll acquire the skills to complete client assessments, develop and evaluate programs, and use a variety of facilitative techniques to enhance health, improve functional ability, and increase individual’s quality of life. Curriculum is aligned with the Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) Essential Competency Framework (ECF).

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Code: 0988

1 Year / 3 Semesters

SEPT 

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