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
201830
End Term
Not Specified
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 field-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% (12 credits) 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
CFCS 1130 Change and Development: Lifespan 3.00
DACS 1140 Introduction to Practice 3.00
DACS 1150 Teaching and Learning: Foundations 3.00
DACS 1170 Characteristics of Exceptionalities 3.00
DACS 1250 Teaching and Learning: Universal Design for Learning 3.00
DACS 1256 Teaching and Learning: Introduction to Communication and Behaviour 3.00
DACS 1270 Perspectives on Disability 1.50
DACS 1280 Foundations of Family Support 3.00
DACS 1240** Practicum 1 4.50
* 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   30.00
Year 2
DACS 2320* Working with Others 3.00
DACS 2356 Teaching and Learning: Supporting Communication and Behaviour 3.00
DACS 2380 Person Centred Planning and Community Building 3.00
DACS 2370 Personal Assistance 1.50
DACS 2340 Practicum 2 4.50
Total Credits   15.00
Total Credits for Credential 45.00

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

*CMNS 1216 or CMNS 1217 may be used as a substitution for (CCSD 1220 or DACS 2320)

Students who were admitted to the program prior to Fall 2016: