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:
- Human diversity
- Learning and support strategies
- Health and wellness
- 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
||Introduction to CASS Practicum
Community Support Worker
Approved Elective of CASS 188 (3 credits)
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.
||Equivalent to a one-year certificate program (individual completion time varies)
- English 12 (of at least “C”), or equivalent
- Applicants must complete the supplementary Community Support Worker Application
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.