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Community Mental Health Worker Certificate


Intake
  • Fall
  • Summer

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September, May
  • Campuses
    Coquitlam

    Resources

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    City of Coquitlam
  • Length
    1 semester
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $4,200
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1,400 - $1,500
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

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 Douglas's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Admissions are offered on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Students are encouraged to apply early.

Fall Semester:  Applications open early October of the previous year

Summer Semester:  Applications open early June of the previous year 

Note: please check the available entry semester(s) of your program.

Application Fee: $36 (domestic students); $100 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. General College Admission Requirements 

2. meet the English language proficiency requirement by:

Native English Speakers*

Non-native English Speakers

Requirements:

English 11 (C) or equivalent

Requirements:

Standardized English Language proficiency test score

1. Complete one of the following:

  • English 11 (C)
  • Composition 11 (C)
  • Creative Writing 11 (C)
  • Literary Studies 11 (C)
  • Spoken Language 11 (C)
  • EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11 (C)
  • EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11 (C)
  • EFP Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11 (C)
  • Accuplacer Assessment:
    • Grade 11 level or higher Reading Comprehension: 254; and
    • Write placer: 4

2. Completion of Douglas College Self- Declaration Form

Evidence of one of the following test scores:

  1. TOEFL = at least 80, with no score less than 20 in Speaking and Listening and 18 in Reading and Writing (within the last two years)
  2. IELTS Academic or General = at least 6.0 overall, with no band lower than 6.0 (within the last two years)
  3. CLB PT (Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test) =  at least Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 7 and Writing 7 (taken within the past six month)
  4. CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) = at least overall score of 60, with no section less than 50 (written within the last two years)


Note (*) Native English Speaker is defined as individuals who have a minimum of 7 years of education in an English-speaking environment. See program website for a list of countries with English language systems/institutions. 

Non-Academic

  • Food Safe Level 1
  • A personal interview with the Program Coordinator may be required

Admission Advice

1. You are strongly recommended to attend an information session.

2. Upon receiving an offer into the program, the following will be required:

  • Criminal Record Search (This must be done through Douglas College. Specific Instructions will be provided by the program Admissions Officer)
  • Complete an Informed Medical Suitability Declaration (to be completed on Douglas College Form) and a physician's note may be required.
  • Current record of immunization for Hepatitis B
  • Proof of a negative TB skin test or chest x-ray, taken no more than 4 months before starting the program/classes.

3. International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, please contact Douglas College International.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

One of:

  • English 12 (C)*
  • English Studies 12 (C)
  • English First Peoples 12 (C)
  • English Literature 12 (C)
  • Communications 12 (B)*
  • Technical and Professional Communications 12 (C)*
  • AP English Language or Literature (level 3)
  • IB English Language A (SL) (level 3)
  • Equivalent substitution (Testing Option or College Course Option or Language School Pathway Option)

Note (*): based on both course and provincial exam grades

Click here for complete details on English Proficiency Requirement.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You are eligible for enrollment at Douglas College if you meet the General Admission Requirements along with the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Douglas College in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

General Admission Requirements

1. One of:

  • BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system)
  • One course short of BC secondary school graduation
  • 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance
  • 17 years old on the first day of the first semester of attendance and has not been in school for at least one year
  • Completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C)*
  • English Studies 12 (C)
  • English First Peoples 12 (C)
  • English Literature 12 (C)
  • Communications 12 (B)*
  • Technical and Professional Communications 12 (C)*
  • AP English Language or Literature (level 3)
  • IB English Language A (SL) (level 3)
  • Equivalent substitution (Testing Option or College Course Option or Language School Pathway Option)

Note (*): based on both course and provincial exam grades

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation, you would qualify for general admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Douglas College in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.  

Out-of-Province

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation, you would qualify for general admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Douglas College in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.  

 

BC Transfer Student

All applicants must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Douglas College. Please refer to Douglas College's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

All applicants must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Douglas College. Please refer to Douglas College's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old on the first day of class, or at least 17 years old and have not been enrolled in school for at least one year, you may qualify for general admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Douglas College in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.  

International Student

For details on admission requirements and services available for International Students, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you are a student with special needs and have completed a certificate or equivalent from a special program and have been in school for at least 12 years you may qualify for admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for each Douglas College's program are detailed separately in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database.

How to Apply

Applying to Douglas College as Canadian Students 

Applying to Douglas College as International Students 

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