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What will I learn?

Program Description

Learn how to support addiction in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. You can learn the skills needed to manage the behaviours of addiction. We cover Aboriginal history, Aboriginal culture, and the needs of their communities, as well as other populations. This program is classroom-based, and includes 19 courses and two community practicums. An important part of this program is learner participation. Classes are generally scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The program is open to everyone.

Learners registered in this diploma program will need to write the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) assessment in semester one.

Which department am I in?

School of Community Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 terms)

Tuition fees
Online start fees: CAN $23,777.00; Estimated Book Costs: CAN $1,500

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2020


Bow Valley College

Calgary Downtown Campus,

345 - 6 Avenue SE,


Alberta (AB),

T2G 4V1, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent Or

Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test, that consists of five tests, with a minimum score in the following sections:

  • Writing Skills: 520 minimum standard score
  • Interpreting Literature and Art: 520 minimum standard score Or
  • Satisfactory results on the Bow Valley College Admissions Test

IELTS Academic - 6.0 with minimum band score 6.0, Pearson Test of English (PTE) A 59-64, TOEFL 83.

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About this uni

Program content is designed with input from industry partners, ensuring that students graduate with the skills employers need.

  • 93% Programs with work experience component
  • 88% graduate employment rate
  • Over 2,350 international students each year
  • Alberta’s largest comprehensive college