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Human Services Diploma


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Comox Valley
  • Campuses
    Comox Valley

    Resources

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  • Length
    One Year (second year of two year program)
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $3715 Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1630 Total
  • Credentials
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Students are accepted on a first applied, first qualified basis. Early application is encouraged.

Application Fee: $25

Academic

One of:

  • Education Assistant/Community Support Certificate (in the last five years) with at least a "C" grade in each course
  • Education Assistant/Community Support Certificate, Indigenous Focus (in the last five years) with at least a "C" grade in each course
  • Human Services Certificate (in the last five years) with at least a "C" grade in each course
  • Credentials older than 5 years or from another institution require at least a "C" grade in each course,  at least 20 volunteer hours, a signed professional reference form and human services requisite skills and abilities form, and a 300 word letter of intent of reasons for entering the program and career goals
Non-Academic
  • Criminal Record Check
  • current First Aid Certificate with CPR Level C throughout the program
  • completed Personal Immunizations form

English Language Requirements

Summary
If English is not your first language, you can either submit TOEFL/IELTS results or complete college-prep English for entry into academic programs.

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Age Requirement - You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:

  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

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.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Mature Student

If you are over 18 years old and  also meet citizenship and immigration requirements you will qualify for general admission to NIC. In addition, you must also meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:
  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

How to Apply

For details on applying to NIC check here.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Courses within the program may transfer on an individual basis to universities and universities in the province. Students interested in continuing their studies to the bachelor's degree level in Child and Youth Care or Social Work should discuss their plans with an academic advisor or program personnel before registering.

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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