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Child, Family and Community Studies

Welcome to the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies!

Our Faculty is proud to offer current, highly regarded and innovative education programs designed to meet the skills employers and the community need. We are known for maintaining a breadth of applied programs that are multi-disciplinary and practice based. We offer certificate, diploma, post-diploma and bachelor degree programs, all overseen by advisory committees composed of experienced practitioners and employer representatives.

Our programs are designed to do four things:

  1. Equip our students with both the knowledge and practical skills to become valued professionals. There are many ways to acquire the knowledge, including full time, part time, online and blended learning opportunities. We arrange over 800 practicums each year, which tells you how valuable and important real world experience is. Students graduating from our programs have a high rate of employment in a variety of community and government agencies.


  2. Get students ready to become licensed or pass a professional accreditation exam after graduation. Several of our programs have licensing and professional standards that align with our teaching excellence.

  3. Prepare students for further study either at Douglas College or elsewhere. Many of our courses ladder from diploma to degree and transfer to other universities. Our degrees are open to students who complete the College’s one year Certificate in Academic Foundations or enter at third year if you have 60 credits or another degree already

  4. Assist practitioners returning to refresh their knowledge, upgrade their professional qualifications, and continue to develop their careers.

Please view our website to see how we can help you achieve your learning and career goals.

Want more information?

Contact the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies.