Douglas College

Classroom and Community Support

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Child, Family & Community Studies
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Family and Community Services
Teaching Assistants/Aides, Other
Description:The Classroom and Community Support Diploma Program provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to help promote the development, education, well-being and citizenship of children and adults with disabilities. Courses cover advocacy, augmentative and alternative communication, disability issues, inclusive education, employment and behaviour supports, teaching techniques and more. Students complete at least two workplace practicums to gain hands-on experience in a community setting. The diploma provides a block transfer into several related university degrees. Students can also choose to complete a Behavioural Intervention (autism) specialty with their diploma.
URL:Classroom and Community Support at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Community and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must meet General College Admission Requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Applicants are required to provide: evidence of completion of at least 60 hours of supervised work (paid or volunteer) in a department-related setting; two additional professional reference letters attesting to the applicant's suitability to the program; a current resume; and 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 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. 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).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 10, 2020