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Human Service Diploma

North Island College
Program overview
1 year
Diploma / certificate
15,750 CAD
Start dates
British Columbia
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)
September 2022  (English)
North Island College

Program description

Human Service Diploma

Build on your Human Services certificate and gain knowledge and skills to work in human service agencies providing community support, education assistance, social services and behaviour interventionism. You will make employer connections and gain practical skills as you participate in workplace practicums, community-based partnerships and research opportunities.

Admission requirements

  1. Completion of an Education Assistant/Community Support Certificate or Education Assistant/Community Support Certificate, Indigenous Focus or equivalent Human Services Certificate within the last 5 years with a minimum C (60%) in each course.
  2. Applicants with credentials older than 5 years or from another institution are required to have the following:
    1. Minimum C (60%) in each course.
    2. Completed 20 hours volunteer work and HSW Professional Reference Form.
    3. Signed Human Services Requisite Skills and Abilitiesdocument.
    4. 300 word HSW Letter of Intentfor coming into the program and career goals.

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Program content

Year 1

Completion of the Human Services Education Assistant/Community Support Certificate or Human Services Education Assistant/Community Support Certificate, Indigenous Focus

Year 2

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice
  • Social Welfare In Canada
  • Family Relationships
  • Conflict Management
  • Program Planning, Development and Implementation
  • Introduction to Group Work Practice
  • Self Care in Human Services
  • Law and Social Services
  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health and Addictions
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Substance Abuse
  • Community Development
  • or any 200 level HSW courses


  • Advanced Practice Experience

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for domestic students is $3525. The price for International students is $15750.

Career opportunities

The Human Services diploma prepares you for employment in human services agencies that require two years of education and training.

If you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree, the Human Services diploma may provide you with transfer credit toward education, social work or child and youth care programs in the province. If you are planning to continue on to a university degree program, speak with an educational advisor to ensure your elective choices are transferable.

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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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Contact info

North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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