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Community Support Worker
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
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
- 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or 60% in ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899 or equivalent
English Language Proficiency: If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program. Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following:
- CLBA: no section score below 7
- IELTS Academic: 6; no section score below 5.5
- TOEFL iBT: 71
- CELPIP General: 7; no section score below 6
- CAEL: 60
- minimum of 80% in ESLS7000 or ESLS7100, and 80% in ESLW7000 or ESLW7100
Note: ELP is a separate requirement from the English academic admission requirement.
Work Experience Requirements: The following is not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the practicum. There may be additional costs associated with completing this requirement:
- Clear Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check. See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.
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.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.
Tuition $5,440.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,336.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,271.00 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.
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Updated August 30, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
The Government of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.