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Community Support Worker

NorQuest College

NorQuest College

The Community Support Worker program is a 10 month, 35 credit post-secondary certificate designed to provide workforce relevant skills and experience for frontline support workers for one of the following communities: the Aboriginal community; the Immigrant Community; Disability Community. The program is a unique certificate offering in the Edmonton area.The program offers core courses in term 1, followed by the opportunity to choose among three specialization streams. In addition to providing specialization streams serving three distinct communities, it will offer a Community-based Service Learning opportunity for students - unique among Edmonton PSE certificate offerings


Office of the Registrar
10215 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • 55% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent

English Language Proficiency
If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP must have been completed within two years prior to application to the program. Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following:
  • CLBA overall score of 7
  • TOEFL iBT overall score of 71
  • IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0, no section score below 5.5
  • CELPIP General overall score of 7, no section score below 6
  • CAEL overall score of 60
  • Completion of ESLS 7000/ESLS 7100 and ESLW 7000/ESLW 7100 with a minimum of 80%
Note: Meeting the English language proficiency requirement does NOT exempt the applicant from meeting the English academic course work required for admission to this program.

Work Experience Requirements
The following is not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the practicum.
  • A current (within 6 months of practicum commencement) Police Information Check and a child protection intervention record check must be submitted to the Faculty of Health and Community Studies office prior to beginning the practicum. Program representatives will assess the results of these checks to determine whether they meet the criteria of the practicum sponsors.
Note: Internet (online) Police Information Checks are NOT accepted by the college. Please contact your local law enforcement agency directly to obtain an official Police Information Check. The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, and professional licensure and may therefore affect employment prospects. Prospective students who have a criminal record should discuss the matter with the Program Chair prior to applying for admission.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,998.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,024.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,467.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 07, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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