Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
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.
In this college certificate program's courses, you'll 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 program will enhance your communication competence in all language strands. You'll also 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'll be well-prepared to apply to your diploma program of choice in the community and child studies areas.
Please note: This program is taught using a combination of modalities. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, online, or in a blended/hybrid combination of both online and traditional classroom teaching.
- Class sizes are small (under 30 students per class).
- You'll participate in eight hours of English each week.
- Opportunities will exist for career exploration in community and child studies.
- There is an intensive and engaging peer mentoring program.
- You'll learn strategies to become a master student.
- You'll earn two transfer credits to diploma programs (COMM 162/163 and GNED).
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- Childcare worker
- Developmental services worker
- Social service worker
- Child and youth care
- Community justice worker
- Recreation and leisure services worker
- Community development worker
- Addiction and mental health worker
- (all with further education)
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature applicant status (19 years or older)
Note: Applicants to Centennial College post-secondary programs in the areas of community studies or child and family studies, with scores of 140 or 141 on the Centennial College English Skills Assessment, are advised to first take this program as a pathway to their program of choice.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.
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