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Human Service Certificate

North Island College
Program overview
1 year
Diploma / certificate
15,300 CAD
Start dates
British Columbia
15,300 CAD
September 2020

British Columbia
15,300 CAD
September 2021

British Columbia
15,300 CAD
September 2022
North Island College

Program description

Human Service Certificate

Prepare to provide support and assist individuals with a broad range of differing abilities. Make employer connections and gain first-hand experience through workplace practicums. Become qualified for a career as an educational assistant or community support in school districts, group homes, employment agencies and community organizations, or transfer to NIC’s Human Services diploma.

Admission requirements

  1. C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG-060, ENG-096, or ENG-098; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English assessment.
  2. Completed 20 hours volunteer work and HSW Professional Reference Information Sheet.
  3. Signed Human Services Requisite Skills and Abilities document.
  4. 300-word HSW Letter of Intent for coming into the program and career goals.

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Program content

  • Essay Writing and Critical Analysis or Essay Writing and Indigenous Perspective
  • Foundations of Human Service Practice
  • Foundations of Community Support
  • Holistic Health and Well Being
  • Support Strategies for Skill Development
  • Education Assistant/Community Support Practice Experience I
  • Education Assistant in the Classroom
  • Human Development from Conception through Childhood
  • Human Development from Adolescence through Adulthood
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Human Service Practice Experience II

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for domestic students is $3425. The price for International students is $15300.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Educational Assistant/Community Support program you will be prepared to assist individuals who have physical, cognitive and psychiatric disabilities.

As education assistant, you will qualify to work in schools and, under the supervision of the teacher, provide classroom support.

As a community support worker, you may pursue a career in community-based or government agencies, in departments that assist individuals with special needs.

Some graduates have started their own community support businesses and hold contracts with a variety of government and non-government agencies in departments that assist individuals with developmental or physical disabilities.

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About this institute

North Island College

North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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