Curriculum Guideline

Classroom and Community Support (Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
CTCCS
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Classroom & Community Support
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Classroom & Comm Support Cert.
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201610
End Term
201720
Institutional Unit
Classroom & Community Support
Credential
Certificate in Classroom and Community Support
Length of Program
Three semesters
Credits
45.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants who have completed 9 or more postsecondary credits must be in good academic standing (with a minimum GPA of 1.5) for admission into any CFCS program.
  • 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.
  • Two additional professional reference letters attesting to the applicant's suitability to the program.
  • A current resume.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Criminal Record Check (information will be provided by the Office of the Registrar).
  • A completed medical suitability form.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 48 credits
  • 50% (24 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Students are required to submit a copy of a current First Aid with CPR Certificate.  The course may be Standard or Emergency First Aid, with the training consisting of a minimum of 8 hours.  The CPR must include training for both the adult and child.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

SEMESTER I

CFCS 1110

Introduction to Community

3.00

CCSD 1121

Personal and Professional Development

1.50

CFCS 1130

Change and Development: Lifespan

3.00

CCSD 1140

Introduction to Practice

3.00

CCSD 1150

Teaching and Learning: Foundations

3.00

CCSD 1170

Exploring Exceptionalities

1.50

Total Credits Semester I

 

15.00

SEMESTER II

CCSD 1220

Working with Others

3.00

CCSD 1250

Teaching and Learning: Adaptations and Modifications

3.00

CCSD 1260

Alternative and Augmentative Communication

3.00

CCSD 1270

Perspectives on Disability

1.50

CCSD 1240**

Practicum I

4.50

Total Credits Semester II

 

15.00

SEMESTER III

CCSD 2230

Support Across the Lifespan

3.00

CCSD 2334

Supporting Families

1.50

CCSD 2335

Person-Centered Thinking and Accountability

1.50

CCSD 2350

Teaching and Learning: Positive Behaviour Supports

3.00

CCSD 2370

Personal Assistance

1.50

CCSD 2340**

Practicum II

4.50

Total Credits Semester III

 

15.00

English Exit Requirements - See notes below:

ENGL or CMNS

 

3.00

Total Credits

 

48.00

** CCSD 1240 and CCSD 2340 may be taken up to a maximum of two times.

English Exit Requirements:

Certificate and diploma students are required to complete their English Language exit requirement prior to graduating. The CFCS exist requirements are as follows:

  • "C-" or higher in CMNS 1110 or CMNS 1115 (or equivalent - see Transfer Guide) OR
  • "C-" or higher in ENGL 1130 (or equivalent - see Transfer Guide) OR
  • "C-" or higher in a university transferable English literature course.

To take CMNS 1110, CMNS 1115 or ENGL 1130 in order to meet your English Language exit requirement, you are advised that:

  • English 12 with a "B" (or equivalent) or the Douglas College Computer-based English Assessment is required to take CMNS 1110 or ENGL 1130.
  • The three credits from the English exit requirement course are over and above the 45 credits (certificate) or 60 credits (diploma) required for the program.
  • CMNS 1110, or ENGL 1130 cannot be used as one of your program electives.  If you take both CMNS 1110 and ENGL 1130, one of these courses can be used as an elective. (These notes also apply to students who take CMNS 1115 instead of CMNS 1110).

English Exit Exemptions:

Students may be exempt from taking a three credit academic writing course if they have achieved:

  • An "A-" or higher in each of the following first-semester courses: CFCS 1110, CFCS 1130 or ECED 1100, plus all first-semester program required courses with a letter grade.  Students in the Program of Sign Language Interpretation must achieve "A-" or higher in CFCS 1110, CFCS 1130 and INTR 1225
  • Upon special request, PLAR Practitioners with a satisfactory portfolio of workplace writing may also be exempt.

Students are responsible for providing all necessary documentation to demonstrate English Entrance and Exit Policy requirements or equivalencies.