Community Support Worker Certificate

Certificate
TYPE:
  • Part Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Burns Lake - Fort St. James - Mackenzie - Prince George - Quesnel - Vanderhoof
FEES: $345 - $355
START DATE: Fall 2020 - Fall 2020
DELIVERY:
  • Some courses are available online
Fall 2020 Program Offerings

Courses are offered online. The Community Support Worker program requires in-person practical placements. See the list of University Studies & Career Access courses for Fall offerings and in-person requirements.

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Work with children and adults in a variety of community settings.

With a Community Support Worker Certificate, you’ll be prepared to work with children and adults in a wide variety of community settings, including:

  • Community living agencies and contractors
  • Respite care
  • Supported employment settings
  • Residential support
  • Life skills
  • Leisure and day programs
  • And more

The program is designed for practicing support workers and those who choose to become practitioners. It enhances competence in:

  • Inclusion
  • Human diversity
  • Learning and support strategies
  • Health and wellness
  • Communication
  • Community and relationships
  • Professional practice and accountability

Community Support Worker Certificate Courses

With a Community Support Worker Certificate, you'll be prepared to work with children and adults in a wide variety of community settings, including community living agencies and contractors, respite care, supported employment settings, residential support, life skills, leisure and day programs, and more. The program is designed for practicing support workers and those who choose to become practitioners. It enhances competence in inclusion, human diversity, learning and support strategies, health and wellness, communication, community and relationships, as well as professional practice and accountability

Required Courses

    
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CASS-110 Communication Skills 3 15 weeks
CASS-120 Hum Div: a Disability Perspect 3 15 weeks
CASS-130 Ethical Foundations of Pract 3 15 weeks
CASS-145 Positive Approaches to Teach 2 3 15 weeks
CASS-150 Life Planning & Support System 3 15 weeks
CASS-160 Physical Care/Health Wellness 3 15 weeks
CASS-180 Supporting Lit. in Diverse Pop 3 15 weeks
CASS-190 Community Supp Worker Practicu 3 15 weeks
CASS-140 Positive Approaches to Teach 1 3 15 weeks

Electives

Community Support Worker

Approved Elective of CASS 188 (3 credits)

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2020 Vanderhoof Online Equivalent to a one-year certificate program (individual completion time varies)
Fall 2020 Mackenzie Online Equivalent to a one-year certificate program (individual completion time varies)
Fall 2020 Fort St. James Online Equivalent to a one-year certificate program (individual completion time varies)
Fall 2020 Burns Lake Online Equivalent to a one-year certificate program (individual completion time varies)
Fall 2020 Prince George Online Equivalent to a one-year certificate program (individual completion time varies)
Fall 2020 Quesnel Online Equivalent to a one-year certificate program (individual completion time varies)

Entry Requirements

All applicants must provide a transcript or other official proof that they have completed English 12 (with a final grade of at least “C”), or equivalent.

Students have 10 years from the time of first registration to complete all of the course and practicum requirements for the Community Support Worker (CSW) Certificate and/or the Education Assistant (EA) Certificate. This policy applies to CNC courses and to all courses transferred from other post-secondary institutions for credit at CNC. Courses more than 10 years old may be considered for elective credit. Students should contact the Dean to discuss this option. (Please note that professional certification or accreditation bodies and receiving institutions may have different criteria.) For the complete policy, see Ten Year Timeline for Program Completion Policy #E-1.37 available on the CNC Policy web page.

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $345 - $355 per course.

These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities board.