Curriculum Guideline

Classroom and Community Support (Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
CTCCS
Discontinued
No
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Classroom & Community Support
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Classroom & Comm Support Cert.
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201730
End Term
201820
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.
  • Applicants may be required to participate in an interview with the department to further determine suitability to the program.
  • A Criminal Record Check (information will be provided by the Office of the Registrar).
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 45 credits
  • 25% of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College for students using transfer credit from other institutions, and/or have successfully challenged courses through PLAR.
  • 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.

* It is recommended that certificate students complete their English Language requirement in the first semester, or before the start of the third semester.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Year 1
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
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   27.00
Year 2
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   15.00
* Select one course from the following 4 options:
CMNS 1110 Workplace Writing for Child, Family and Community Studies 3.00
CMNS 1115 Practical Writing 3.00
ENGL 1130 Academic Writing 3.00
UT English Course Any UT English course with a grade of C- 3.00
Total Credits for Credential 45.00

 

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