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Community Support Worker Certificate


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September and January
  • Campuses
    Prince George

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  • Length
    One Year
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $360 per course
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $300 - $800
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate
  • Learning Method Options
    Online

    Fall 2021 and Spring 2021: Prince George campus

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out CNC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Fee: $40 (Domestic) | $125 (International)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic/Non-Academic

New students are admitted to the program in one of four ways:

Path #1: Paid Professional (for students employed as paraprofessionals providing support services to persons with disabilities)

  • English 12 (C)* or equivalent
  • a letter of reference from your current employer, on agency letterhead, confirming employment.

Path #2: Volunteer Service Provider (for students volunteering service to people with developmental disabilities)

  • English 12 (C)* or equivalent
  • a Community Support Worker Certificate Volunteer Experience Record completed by a supervisor which shows at least 65 hours of direct service in the past three years. 

Path #3: Caregiver (for students at least 19 years old who are caregivers [eg-parent, guardian or sibling of a person with a developmental disability)

  • English 12 (C)* or equivalent
  • a completed Caregiver Personal Statement Form
Path #4: Special Admission (for students who do not qualify for full admission into the program. Special admission students can register for one semester in CASS 110, CASS 120 and/or CASS 130)
  • English 12 (C)* or equivalent
  • in progress to complete at least 65 hours of relevant volunteer experience before the end of your first semester in the program. To continue in the program, you must submit a CSW Volunteer Experience Record showing successful completion of at least 65 volunteer hours as well as CASS 110 and CASS 120.  

Note (*): If you did not achieve at least a "C" grade in English 12 (or equivalent) you must write an English test at CNC. To do so, contact CNC's Testing and Tutoring Services at 1.800.371.8111, ext. 5837

Admission Advice

1. To obtain the program Information and Application package (with appropriate forms), click here.

2. All students must submit proof of application for a Criminal Record Check for CASS 190.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy CNC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Completion of English 12 or English 12 First Peoples (or equivalent) 

If your first language is not English, one of the following is required (minimum score):                 

  • A TOEFL 80 (IBT)
  • An IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5
  • Completion of Level 4 English for Academic Purposes at CNC

Verify with the institution directly.

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The following qualifications are generally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is listed as a requirement for admissions:

  • BC Adult Graduation Diploma
  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma; or
  • Senior Alternate Education (SAE) with English 12.
Students must be 18 years of age or older.


To view detailed admission requirements, please visit https://cnc.bc.ca/admissions/apply.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • Senior Alternate Education (SAE) with English 12. Student must be 18 years of age or older. 
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests; or
  • completion of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section of CNC program profiles in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section of CNC program profiles in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Mature Student

Mature students may gain special entry to the College. Details can be found on the Application Information web page.

International Student

The College of New Caledonia offers programs through three semesters in each calendar year. Intake dates are in January, May, and September.

International students are encouraged to apply at least six months before the semester you plan to attend. However, applications are accepted until the start date of each semester, provided seats are available in the program for which you apply.

Details on International Student Admission can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students may gain entry to the College through other avenues:
  • Students without Grade 12
  • Mature students
  • Underage students
  • Home Educated students


Details on Special Admission can be found on the Application Information web page.

How to Apply

Students can apply on the EducationPlannerBC website or Download and fill in an application form.

Details on applying can be found on this website.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.