Community Support Worker
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
TUITION & FEES
- 60% in English 30-1 or English 30-2 or equivalent or 60% in English for Academic Purposes – Reading and Writing EAP II (ESLG1898) and English for Academic Purposes – Listening and Speaking EAP II (ESGL ESLG1899)
|Term 1 - 16 weeks|
|COMM1007 (O)|| Written Communication |
This course focuses on the development and practice of writing skills and forms of written communication required for success in educational and human services settings. Topics include an overview of the writing process, using correct grammar, developing writing strategies, writing essays, writing for business, and proofreading.
|COMP1016 (O)|| Utilizing Technology |
This course provides learners with the skills they need to create the documents, spreadsheets, and presentations needed in college human services programs and employment in human services.
|COSW1100 (O)|| Introduction to Community Support Work |
Learn the roles of support workers within diverse communities. Identify the skills, knowledge, and practices necessary to implement effective support interventions and service resources in the local community.
|COSW1005 (O)|| Introduction to Indigenous World Views |
This course introduces students to the distinct pre-contact world views of First Nations and Inuit, and the later world view of the Metis of North America. Students will examine the territories, stories, and contributions that these original cultures created through their relationship with their unique environments. Students will explore the common issues that Indigenous peoples around the world face in their history, geography, politics, economics, education, and culture. The course will also reflect on the intersection of Indigenous world views and cultures with dominant Western world views and cultures.
|CBLE1010|| Community Service Learning I |
This introductory course for students in a Community Studies program provides the opportunity to explore the variety of organizations, programs, and services offered in the community. Students will research community resources, agencies, and services, and field trips will provide them with a unique opportunity to get to know their community. Students will then critically reflect on their experiences and the importance of service to self and community.
|Term 2 - 16 weeks|
|COMM1001 (O)|| Introduction to Communications |
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
|DISB1002|| Introduction to Disability Studies |
This course introduces students to foundational knowledge for supporting individuals with disabilities. Students will examine the evolution of social-cultural perspectives of persons with disabilities and the subsequent treatment. Students will reflect on the scope and role of the disability service worker.
|COSW1006|| Working with Older Adults |
This course provides a contemporary perspective of healthy aging in Canada. Changing population demographics highlight the importance of understanding successful and healthy aging in multiple dimensions in addition to understanding challenges faced by older adults in personal health domains (for example, physical, emotional, social, psychological, spiritual) and social determinant dimensions (for example, biology, education, income, housing, social networks, work). The course will focus on supporting older adults using a strengths-based, community perspective.
|SETT1000|| Introduction to Settlement Work I: Global Context |
This course introduces learners to the current and historical trends in global migration patterns and their relationship to local trends in immigration and settlement.
|COSW1200|| Community Support Work Practicum |
This practicum provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in working with individuals, families, communities, and organizations under the supervision of the practicum supervisor and a designated mentor. Students will gain comprehensive practical experience as they apply theory to practice and will be expected to demonstrate observation skills and to interact supportively with people. During the seminar portion, students will discuss observations, relationships, and planning, in addition to emergent topics. This is an integrated practicum placement throughout the semester.
Courses marked with (O) are available as Open Studies courses.