University of the Fraser Valley

Aboriginal Culture and Language Support

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Program Information

School:University of the Fraser Valley
Faculty:School of Social Work and Human Services
Field of Study:Aboriginal Education
Aboriginal Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Description:UFV's two-year Aboriginal Culture and Language Support (ACLS) diploma is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives required for employment as an Aboriginal support worker in both public or First Nation-operated band schools.

As an Aboriginal support worker, your unique understanding of — and sensitivity to — the values, beliefs, and needs of students' Indigenous communities and heritage, as well as the needs of the education system, makes you a valuable asset to the school in which you work.
URL:Aboriginal Culture and Language Support at University of the Fraser Valley
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,120

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Applied Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have: a B.C. secondary school Dogwood Diploma or equivalent (ABE Provincial, Advanced), or mature students, 19 years or older, who have successfully completed at least two of these courses: HSER 120, HSER 200, ENGL 105, ENGL 170, HIST 103, MATH 105 or the lab science elective. Applicants must also have completion of the prerequisite for MATH 105, and completion of the prerequisite for ENGL 105.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

* 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 17, 2021

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