Curriculum Guideline

Community Mental Health Work

Effective Date:
Program Code
CNCMHW
Program
Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Health Care Support Work
Credential Type
Certificate
Discontinued
No
Is Active
Yes
Transcript Title
Comm Mental Hlth Work Cert
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201930
End Term
999999
Institutional Unit
Health Care Support Work
Credential
Certificate in Community Mental Health Work
Length of Program
One semester
Credits
12.75
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

General College Admission Requirements

FoodSafe Level 1

Academic Requirements:

Native English speakers (apply to individuals who have a minimum of 7 years of education in an English-speaking environment*)

Non-native English speakers

Requirements:

English 11 or equivalent

Requirements:

Standardized English Language proficiency test score

1. Evidence of one of the following:

    - Proof of completion of Grade 11 English with minimum of a C grade; OR

    - Accuplacer:
         Grade 11 level or higher
         Reading Comprehension: 65
         Write placer: 4

2. Completion of Douglas College Self- Declaration Form

Evidence of one of the following test scores:

1.  The Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL): test must be within the last two years- minimum score of 80

2.  International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic or General- test must be within the last two years- minimum overall score of 6 with no band lower than 6

3.  Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLB PT): test must be taken within the past six months: Minimum test scores: Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 7 and Writing 7

4.  Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): test must be within the last two years- minimum overall score of 60

 

*Countries with English language systems/ intuitions(Where English is a primary, official language and the language used for education)

American Samoa
Anguilla
Antigua
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands Cayman Island
Canada*

Dominica
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Ghana
Grenada
Guam
Guyana
Irish Republic
Jamaica
Kenya
Malta

Mauritius
Montserrat
New Zealand
Seychelles
Singapore
South Africa
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caico Islands

Uganda
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland)
United States of America (USA)
US Virgin Islands

*Applicants educated in Quebec at an institution where the language of instruction was not English, must meet the current English Language proficiency requirements.

Upon Offer: 

  • A Criminal Record Check from the Ministry of Justice, including clearance to work with vulnerable adults will be required.  This must be done through Douglas College. Specific Instructions will be provided by the program Admissions Officer.
  • Complete an Informed Medical Suitability Declaration (to be completed on Douglas College Form) and a physician's note may be required.
  • Submit a current record of immunity or immunization for Hepatitis B.
  • Submit proof of negative TB skin test or chest X-ray, taken within 4 months prior to starting the program and classes. This may need to be repeated if student was tested more than six months prior to the first clinical experience, or as required by Health Regions.

Other:

  • We strongly recommend you attend an information session.
  • A personal interview with the Program Coordinator may be requested.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete the Community Mental Health Work Certificate, who do not have a Douglas College Health Care Assisting (HCA) Certificate or who are not eligible for a Health Care Support Work Certificate having not completed the CMHW certificate within three years of entry into the HCA program, will graduate with a Community Mental Health Worker Certificate.

Students who successfully complete the Community Mental Health Work Certificate and who are eligible for a Health Care Support Work Certificate, having completed a Douglas College Health Care Assisting (HCA) Certificate and the CMHW certificate within three years of entry into the HCA program, will graduate with a Health Care Support Work Certificate.

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  •  Successful completion of 12.75 credits
  •  25% (4 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *

*Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

HCSW 1170

Concepts for Mental Health Practice 

3.00

HCSW 1180

Recovery in Mental Health

3.00

HCSW 1190

Therapeutic Relationships in Mental Health

3.25

HCSW 1195

Clinical Practice I for CMHWs

0.75

HCSW 1200

Clinical Practice II for CMHWs

2.75

Total Credits

 

12.75