Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:
- General College Admission Requirements
- Applicants who have completed 9 or more postsecondary credits must be in good academic standing (with a minimum GPA of 1.5) for admission into any CFCS program.
- Provide evidence of completion of at least 60 hours of supervised work (paid or volunteer) in a field-related setting. Applicants will be mailed a verification of volunteer/work experience form after they have applied to the program. Forms are to be completed by the applicant's direct supervisor.
- Two additional professional reference letters attesting to the applicant's suitability to the program.
- A current resume.
- A letter of intent from the applicant, stating the reasons for choosing the program, long and short term goals, and the applicant's related strengths and limitations.
- Applicants may be required to participate in an interview with the department to further determine suitability to the program.
- A Criminal Record Check (information will be provided by the Office of the Registrar).
- Successful completion of 45 credits
- 25% (12 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College for students using transfer credit from other institutions, and/or have successfully challenged courses through PLAR.
- Students are required to submit a copy of a current First Aid with CPR Certificate. The course may be Standard or Emergency First Aid, with the training consisting of a minimum of 8 hours. The CPR must include training for both the adult and child.
* It is recommended that certificate students complete their English Language requirement in the first semester, or before the start of the third semester.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|CFCS 1130||Change and Development: Lifespan||3.00|
|DACS 1140||Introduction to Practice||3.00|
|DACS 1150||Teaching and Learning: Foundations||3.00|
|DACS 1170||Characteristics of Exceptionalities||3.00|
|DACS 1250||Teaching and Learning: Universal Design for Learning||3.00|
|DACS 1256||Teaching and Learning: Introduction to Communication and Behaviour||3.00|
|DACS 1270||Perspectives on Disability||1.50|
|DACS 1280||Foundations of Family Support||3.00|
|DACS 1240**||Practicum 1||4.50|
|* Select one course from the following 4 options:|
|CMNS 1110||Workplace Writing for Child, Family and Community Studies||3.00|
|CMNS 1115||Practical Writing||3.00|
|ENGL 1130||Academic Writing||3.00|
|UT English Course||Any UT English course with a grade of C-||3.00|
|DACS 2320*||Working with Others||3.00|
|DACS 2356||Teaching and Learning: Supporting Communication and Behaviour||3.00|
|DACS 2380||Person Centred Planning and Community Building||3.00|
|DACS 2370||Personal Assistance||1.50|
|DACS 2340||Practicum 2||4.50|
|Total Credits for Credential||45.00|
Students who were admitted to the program prior to Fall 2016:
- CCSD 2334 and CCSD 2335 may be used as a substitution for DACS 1280. (Students that have taken one of CCSD 2334 OR CCSD 2335 prior to Fall 2018, must take CCSD 2100 for to-up to substitute for DACS 1280).
- CCSD 1170 or BHIN 1230 and CCSD 1121 may be used as substitution for DACS 1170. (Students that have taken one of CCSD 1170, BHIN 1230 or CCSD 1121 prior to Fall 2018, must take CCSD 2100 for top-up to substitute for DACS 1170.
- CCSD 1260 or BHIN 1256 may be used as a substitution for DACS 1256.
- CCSD 2350 or CFCS 2391 may be used as a substitution for DACS 2356.