Community and Child Studies Foundations

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Program Code: 1232

School: School of Community and Health Studies

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5303

The Community and Child Studies Foundations program will provide you with an academic pathway for pursuing a career in the community services or child studies field.

As such, you will develop a thorough understanding of the personal and professional requirements of the varied careers available in community services and child studies. While engaging you in reflective practice to facilitate professional skills development, this Community and Child Studies program will also enhance your communication competence in all language strands. Firstly, however, you will have the opportunity to develop academic and professional skills and attitudes that will facilitate success in your program of choice.

Upon successful completion of Community and Child Studies Foundations, you will be invited to join your diplma program of choice in the School of Community and Child Studies.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
CCSF-101 Foundations in Community & Child Studies Progress Campus
CCSF-102 Student Success/Interpersonal Skills Progress Campus
CCSF-103 Health and First Aid Progress Campus
COMM-132/COMM-133 Foundations 1: Developing College Communications Skills Progress Campus
FNED-193 Introduction to Psychology: Part 1 Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
CCSF-121 Foundations in Community and Child Studies Part 2 Progress Campus
CCSF-122 Student Success/Interpersonal Skills 2 Progress Campus
CCSF-123 Professional Practice and Ethics Progress Campus
COMM-162 Foundations 2: Building College Communications Skills Progress Campus
FNED-194 Introduction to Psychology: Part 2 Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • If you are an adult or ESL student, your needs will be acknowledged and supported.
  • The program employs experienced, caring and supportive faculty members who have expertise in community services and child studies.
  • School of Community and Health Studies faculty members will utilize collaborative teaching approaches.
  • As a graduate of this program, you will have a solid academic foundation as this multidisciplinary offering encourages skill development vital for success in future personal, academic and career plans.

Career Outlook

  • Child Care Worker
  • Developmental Services Worker
  • Social Service Worker
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Community Justice Worker
  • Recreation and Leisure Services Worker
  • Community Development Worker

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature applicant status (19 years or older)


  • Applicants to Centennial College post-secondary programs in the areas of Community Studies or Child and Family Studies, with scores of 140 or 141 in the Centennial College English Skills Assessment, are advised to take this program first, as a pathway to their program of choice.

Applicants cannot apply directly to this program.

This program is an "Alternate Offer" for applicants who apply to, but do not meet admission requirements for a Centennial College post-secondary program in the areas of Community or Child Studies.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $942.00 $3,709.00
International $12,400.00 $2,137.00 $14,537.00