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
201730
End Term
201820
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.
  • 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.