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Intake
  • Fall
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Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Distance Education (through Prince George Campus), Quesnel
  • Campuses
    Prince George

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    City of Quesnel
  • Length
    9 Courses
  • Tuition Estimate
    $290 per course
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate

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Application Deadline Advice

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

Application Fee: $40

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 or equivalent (C)*
  • a letter from an employer, on agency letterhead, confirming employment.

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

  • English 12 or equivalent (C)*
  • a Community and School Support Programs (CASS) 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 or equivalent (C)*
  • a completed CASS 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 and/or CASS 120)
  • English 12 or equivalent (C)*
  • at least 65 hours of relevant volunteer experience in your first semester of the program. To continue in the program you must submit a Volunteer Experience Record and apply for full admission. 

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

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

Admission Advice

To obtain an admissions package (with appropriate forms) click here.

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 score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 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

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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)

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.

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 for CNC programs in Education Planner).

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 for CNC programs in Education Planner).

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

Details on Mature Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

International Student

Details on International Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on Special Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

How to Apply

Details on applying can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

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