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

  • Next Intake

    September 2020

New
Child and Youth Care
  • 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

  • Next Intake

    September 2020

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

  • Next Intake

    September 2020

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

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year.

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

  • Next Intake

    September 2020

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

  • Next Intake

    September 2020

Educational Assistant
  • 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

    There are no further intakes available for this academic year.

New
Justice
New

Justice

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  • 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 Justice field.

This new two-year diploma program will introduce you to Alberta laws and policies and the many socio-economic factors that influence crime. The program includes Indigenous-focused resources to promote understanding about Indigenous peoples’ complex relationship with Canada’s Justice system.

  • Delivery

    In person

  • Next Intake

    September 2020

Mental Health Recovery Practitioner

Space Available

  • 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

  • Next Intake

    January 2021

Settlement Studies
Space Available

Settlement Studies

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Space Available

  • Credential

    Diploma

  • Program Length

    5 terms

In this two-year diploma program, the first of its kind in western Canada, you will develop the skills and competencies needed to work effectively with newcomers to Canada in the role of a settlement/intercultural services provider. You will examine the foundational and current practices of settlement work in Canada and develop strategies for empowering, supporting, and advocating for clients.

  • Delivery

    In person

  • Next Intake

    September 2020

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

  • Next Intake

    September 2020