Community Studies

Vibrant, healthy communities are a key component in Alberta's future and growth. Skilled and compassionate human services professionals provide a wide range of community services and make a difference in every community in the province. Along with theory and classroom knowledge, students will apply their skills in practicum placements to enhance the interpersonal and client relationship skills vital to work in these fields.

Programs are offered in a variety of delivery formats to meet the work and life balance and flexibility needs of students.

Addictions Recovery Practitioner
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    8 months

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

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year. View 2020-2021

Community Support Worker
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    8 months

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

    2 years

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

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year. View 2020-2021

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    8 months

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

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year. View 2020-2021

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma - Full Program
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    2 years

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

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma - Year 2 Only
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    8 months

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

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year. View 2020-2021

Mental Health Recovery Practitioner
  • Credential

    Certificate

  • Program Length

    8 months

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

    2 years

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

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year. View 2020-2021

Social Work
  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    2 years

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

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year. View 2020-2021