What will I learn?

The Community Support Worker program is an eight-month certificate designed to develop fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes in students to work with marginalized communities and individuals. Graduates are expected to work at the front line of human-service delivery settings.

The following are some of the agencies and organizations that provide these services:

  • street work organizations
  • group homes
  • emergency shelters
  • settlement agencies
  • cultural organizations
  • child and family service agencies
  • Indigenous service agencies
  • cultural societies
  • personal and in-home supports for persons with disabilities
  • services that support older adults

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a 200-hour practicum and a 45-hour practicum seminar.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Community Studies

Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
Winter Fee: CAN $19,676; Fall Fee: CAN $19,802

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

Start date

Expected January 2021

Venue

NorQuest College

10215 108 Street NW,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T5J 1L6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a USA Senior High School. Applicants to post-secondary programs at NorQuest College are evaluated for admission based on the completion of education at the senior secondary/high school level, or higher. Applicants that have completed the high school level of education in another country must have graduated with appropriate high school documents and credentials. The documents must present relevant and appropriate academic coursework that can be considered equivalent to the course work required for admission (e.g. English, Math, Biology, etc). IELTS Academic - 6.5, no section score below 6; TOEFL iBT - 84, no section score below 21.

For international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Canada Ontario High School.

English Language Proficiency:

IELTS Academic: 6.5, no section score below 6; TOEFL iBT: 84, no section score below 21; CLBA: No section score below 8; CELPIP General: 8, no section score below 7; CAEL: 60, no section score below 60; NorQuest coursework: Minimum of 80% on ESLS 8000 or 8100, and 80% in ESLW 8000 or 8100; or minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and 1861

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About this uni

Students can choose certificate or diploma programs covering areas such as health, business. technology and community studies.

  • Located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city
  • Over 60 per cent of students were born outside of Canada
  • Large number of scholarships on offer
  • Many courses include work-integrated learning