Curriculum Guideline

Classroom and Community Support (Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
Applied Community Studies
Classroom & Community Support
Credential Type
Transcript Title
Classroom & Comm Support Cert.
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Certificate in Classroom and Community Support
Length of Program
Three semesters
Admissions Requirements
  1. General College Admission Requirements.
  2. Provide evidence of completion of at least 60 hours of supervised work (paid or volunteer) in a department-related setting. Applicants will be mailed a verification of volunteer/work experience form after they have applied to the program. Forms are to be completed by the applicant's direct supervisor.
  3. Two additional professional reference letters attesting to the applicant's suitability to the program.
  4. A current resume.
  5. A letter of intent from the applicant, stating the reasons for choosing the program, long and short term goals, and the applicant's related strengths and limitations.
  6. Successfully participate in a formal orientation and selection process to determine suitability and readiness for training. Suitability is determined on the basis of an overview of an applicant's emotional stability, physical health, formal education, the ability to work in a team setting and life experience.
  7. A Criminal Record Check (information will be provided by the Office of the Registrar).
  8. A completed medical suitability form.
Curriculum Framework

Semester I

CFCS 1110Introduction to Community3
CCSD 1121Personal and Professional Development1.5
CFCS 1130Change and Development: Lifespan3
CCSD 1140Introduction to Practice3
CCSD 1150Teaching and Learning: Foundations3
CCSD 1170Exploring Exceptionalities1.5

Semester II

CCSD 1220Working with Others3
CCSD 1250Teaching and Learning: Adaptations and Modifications3
CCSD 1260Alternative and Augmentative Communication3
CCSD 1270Perspectives on Disability1.5
CCSD 1240Practicum I4.5

Semester III

CCSD 2230Support Across the Lifespan3
CCSD 2334Supporting Families1.5
CCSD 2335Person-Centered Thinking and Accountability1.5
CCSD 2350Teaching and Learning: Positive Behaviour Supports3
CCSD 2370Personal Assistance1.5
CCSD 2340Practicum II4.5