Community Studies

Addictions Recovery Practitioner
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    2 terms

This post-diploma certificate builds upon students’ previous training and experience and provides health and human services professionals with the knowledge and skills to work with clients experiencing substance use and concurrent disorders.

  • Delivery

    Hybrid

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Child and Youth Care
New Space Available

Child and Youth Care

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Space Available

  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    4 terms

The Child and Youth Care program is designed to prepare students to support children and youth who have experienced social, behavioural, and emotional challenges. Focused on diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous culture, the program teaches students the foundational skills of child and youth care practice, as well as perspectives and strategies for supporting all children and youth in culturally respectful ways.

  • Delivery

    In person

Community Support Worker
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    2 terms

This exciting certificate program provides you with the knowledge and skills to work with marginalized communities and individuals at the front line in a human service delivery setting.

  • Delivery

    In person

Disability Studies
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    4 terms

Acquire the skills needed to support individuals with disabilities in early intervention, community settings, schools, recreation, and employment. You will be prepared to create, implement, assess, and modify plans to help utilize individual strengths and abilities to increase opportunities for meaningful participation in the community. 

  • Delivery

    In person

Early Learning and Child Care – certificate
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    2 terms

Learn to provide quality child care in a variety of settings and plan appropriate activities for children in your care. Knowledge of child development, family dynamics, play, and program planning will equip you to support the healthy development of children though child-centred learning experiences.

The certificate program prepares graduates for Child Development Worker certification.

  • Delivery

    In person

Early Learning and Child Care – diploma
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    4 terms

Learn to provide quality child care in a variety of settings and plan appropriate activities for children in your care. Knowledge of child development, family dynamics, play, and program planning will equip you to support the healthy development of children though child-centred learning experiences.

The diploma programs prepare graduates for Child Development Supervisor certification from Alberta Children's Services.

  • Delivery

    In person

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Educational Assistant
New Space Available

Educational Assistant

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Space Available

  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    2 terms

The Educational Assistant program prepares students to work in educational and community settings. The program focuses on diversity and inclusion, training students to support children and youth with a variety of learning needs, and helping them to reach their potential.

By providing inclusive classroom learning and hands-on practicum experience, the program equips graduates with the knowledge, interpersonal, and practical skills to support students both one-on-one and in small group environments.

  • Delivery

    In person or online

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Justice
New Space Available

Justice

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Space Available

  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    5 or 6 terms

If you’re passionate about working in the community and supporting people through law and policy, prepare for an exciting and rewarding career in the field of justice.

This new program will introduce you to Alberta laws and policies and the complex socio-economic factors that influence crime.

  • Delivery

    In person

Mental Health Recovery Practitioner
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    2 terms

This post-diploma certificate provides health and human services professionals with the knowledge and skills to work with clients experiencing mental health and concurrent disorders.

  • Delivery

    Hybrid

Settlement Studies
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    5 terms

The first of its kind in western Canada, this new two-year diploma program explores what distinguishes settlement work from other disciplines in the human services sector. You will learn models and approaches to effectively work with migrant diaspora communities, and strategies to help bridge cultural divides between newcomer communities and Canadian society.

  • Delivery

    In person

Social Work
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    6 terms

NorQuest’s Social Work diploma program has a unique multicultural focus to best prepare you to help your clients. In addition to learning the foundations of social work, this program emphasizes the value of human diversity and teaches the practice of social work within a supportive and empowering environment.

  • Delivery

    In person