Disability Studies Certificate
Of all the roles in human services, this is one of the most rewarding. You will make a real difference for people who need it most. You will learn how to support the well-being of children and adults with disabilities, while taking an active role in creating inclusive and diverse communities.
This 8-month (2 semesters) program prepares you to work one to one; with children and adults in a variety of early childhood and school programs, as well as day options and employment services, residential services and directly with families. A 16-month (4 semester) Diploma program is also available.
The demand for a well-educated workforce in this field is growing because schools, companies and communities are becoming more inclusive in their programs and services and they’re looking for you as a valuable team member. creating inclusive and diverse communities.
8 months (2 semesters)
- Credit in English 30-1 or 60% in English 30-2 or equivalent
- Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development (GED) test with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing
- Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test
- Successful completion of nine one-credit Support Strategies Courses, followed by six credits of program course work for a total of 15 credits.
English Language Proficiency Requirement
- See English Language Proficiency Requirements for details.
Students will be required to travel to various locations in order to complete their practicum placements. Every effort is made to accommodate students in placements within the time frame of the program, however in rare instances there may be a delay in program completion until a placement can be arranged. A current Police Information Check (PIC) with Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) must be submitted prior to practicum placements.
Bow Valley College has a number of transfer agreements in place with other leading Canadian colleges and universities.
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