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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Lansdowne Campus & Saanich Adult Education Centre
  • Campuses
    Lansdowne

    Resources

    Need more information about Victoria?

    City of Victoria
    Saanich Adult Education Centre

    Resources

    Need more information about Central Saanich?

    District of Central Saanich
  • Length
    10 Months (full time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5600 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1150 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

This program may be of special interest to Aboriginal students.

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Camosun's scholarships page.

Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $40.20

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C+)
  • English 12 First Peoples (C+)
  • Technical and Professional Communications 12 (C+)
  • ENGL 092 and ENGL 094 (C)
  • ENGL 092 and ENGL 096 (C)
  • ENGL 103 and ENGL 104 (C)
  • ENGL 103 and ENGL 106 (C)
  • ENGL 142 (C)
  • ELD 092 and ELD 094 (C)
  • ELD 097 (C)
  • equivalent assessment

Non-Academic

  • be of First Nations ancestry (Camosun College considers any student who is a descendant of the indigenous peoples of what is now called North America to be a First Nations student. This includes status and non-status Indians, Metis, Inuit, and Native Americans living in Canada)
  • attendance at a program information session is highly recommended
  • basic keyboarding, Internet search, and e-mail skills are highly recommended
  • a Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR Level C is recommended

Admission Advice

1. A TB test, Hepatitis B and flu vaccinations are also highly recommended.

2. You must submit a current Criminal Record Check before your first practicum placement. This will be done through the college.

3. You are encouraged to take PSYC 154 and ENGL 175 prior to starting the program.

English Language Requirements

Students may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives.

International students should contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into our programs.

  • LPI score of 5 or higher
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with:
    • minimum of 6.5 in Reading and Writing
    • minimum of 6.0 in Listening and Speaking
  • TOEFL scores:
    • iBT 88-90 (min 20 in each section)
    • CB 230 (min 4.5 TWE)
    • PB 570 (min 4.5 TWE)
  • Camosun English assessment

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement: You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15, please check here for special high school admission process

If you are a secondary school graduate you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

If you are a secondary school graduate you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here 

BC Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the start of your first academic term you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

International Student

For complete details on admission to Camosun College as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Camosun may consider granting special admission to underage applicants on an individual basis. For more details refer to Camosun's Admission Policy (Section C. Special College Admission Admission).

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun check here.

Block Transfer within Camosun

Graduates are eligible for the following block transfer:

  • entry into second year of the Community, Family and Child Studies Diploma - Camosun

Final Note: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel within the institution.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Introductory Note: Normally one year of academic study is made up of 15 units.

Graduates are eligible for the following block transfer:

  • three units within the Bachelor of Social Work Degree - UVic
  • 15 units within the BA in Child and Youth Care Degree - UVic

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer's BC Transfer Guide. This website offers details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

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

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