- Program Length18 Months
- Location OfferedNanaimo, Powell River
Note: Effective September 2017 the School and Community Support Worker Certificate program will be called the Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate program. New applicants should apply to the Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate program.
This program includes both theoretical studies and practical applications for working with people who have disabilities, across the life span. The core and specialty courses provide students with the skills and knowledge to work in schools and community. The program is offered with courses rotated.
Acceptance into the program does not mean that students will be placed into a practicum. Students will be individually assessed as to their readiness for the practicums in terms of skills, knowledge and personal suitability. Placement into a practicum will be at the discretion of the program Chair.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Vancouver Island University certificate. This certificate may ladder into other Human Services diplomas and degrees.
The School and Community Support Worker program is an 18-month certificate program delivered in-class at the Nanaimo campus and delivered both online and in-class at the Powell River campus. The Powell River program will be delivered in-class 2 - 4 days each semester and the remaining coursework delivered online.