With a Community Support Worker Certificate, you’ll be prepared to work with children and adults in a wide variety of community settings, including:
The program is designed for practicing support workers and those who choose to become practitioners. It enhances competence in:
Community Support Worker
Approved Elective of CASS 188 (3 credits)
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities board.