Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:
- General College Admission Requirements
- Applicants who have completed 9 or more post-secondary 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).
Applicants to the Classroom and Community Support Diploma program - Aboriginal Stream must complete a program-specific application form.
Priority will be given to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and to those who work for Aboriginal child, youth and family-serving agencies. Applicants will participate in an individual or group interview to determine suitability for admission into Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Studies Stream.
- Successful completion of 60 credits.
- 25% (15 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 prior learning assessment and recognition (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 either or both adult and child.
|CFCS 1130||Change and Development: Lifespan||3.0|
|DACS 1140+||Introduction to Practice||3.0|
|DACS 1150||Teaching and Learning: Foundations||3.0|
|DACS 1170||Characteristics of Exceptionalities||3.0|
|DACS 1250||Teaching and Learning: Universal Design for Learning||3.0|
|DACS 1256||Teaching and Learning: Introduction to Communication and Behaviour||3.0|
|DACS 1280+||Foundations of Family Support||3.0|
|DACS 2320||Working with Others||3.0|
|DACS 2370||Personal Assistance||1.5|
|DACS 1240+||Practicum I||4.5|
|DACS 1270||Perspectives on Disability||1.5|
|DACS 2341||Diploma Practicum||1.5|
|DACS 2356||Teaching and Learning: Supporting Communication and Behaviour||3.0|
|DACS 2380||Person Centred Planning and Community Building||3.0|
|ENGL 1130*||Academic English||3.0|
|DACS 2420||Personal and Professional Leadership||3.0|
|DACS 2421||Supports for Children and Youth with Disabilities||3.0|
|DACS 2431||Contemporary Practice in Adult Service||3.0|
|Total Credits for Diploma||60.0|
** Students may choose 2 University Transfer electives. The DACS Department may approve specific non-U.T. courses as substitutes for U.T. electives on an individual basis.
+ Aboriginal Stream Students: Completion of the CFCS Aboriginal Stream courses: CFCS 1142 may substitute for DACS 1140; CFCS 2212 may substitute for a UT elective; CFCS 2332 may substitute for DACS 1280; CFCS 1242 may substitute for DACS 1240.
Students who were admitted to the program prior to Fall 2020:
- CCSD 1170 and BHIN 1230 or BHIN 1230 and CCSD 1121 or CCSD 1170 and CCSD 1121 may be used as a substitution for DACS 1170.
- CCSD 2350 or CFCS 2391 may be used as a substitution for DACS 2356.
- CCSD 2340 or DACS 2340 may be used as a substitution for DACS 2341 and one of the electives**.
- CMNS 1210, or CMNS 1216, or CMNS 1217, or CMNS 2316, or CMNS 2317 or ENGL 1130, or CMNS 1110, or CMNS 1115 may be used as a substitute for DACS 2320.
Classroom and Community Support Diploma - Behaviour Intervention Specialty
Students who wish to receive a Classroom and Community Support Diploma - Behaviour Intervention Specialty designation with their diploma must take: