Community Support Worker, Certificate | Part time | Selkirk College | Castlegar, Canada
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Community Support Worker

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The Community Support Worker (CSW) Associate Certificate from Selkirk College is an option available only to experienced, employed learners. 


Eligible students take six Education Assistant and Community Support Worker (EACSW) courses from Selkirk College to receive their CSW Associate Certificate and they then have the opportunity to ladder into the EACSW regular certificate program if they choose to continue their education.

Further Education Opportunities

CSW Associate Certificate can lead to entrance into the EACSW Program. After completing the EACSWrequirements, graduates can then continue towards a second year in the Human Services Diploma, laddering into University Degree programs in Child and Youth Care, Social Work or Community Rehabilitation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Support Strategies
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Health and Wellness
  • Family Dynamics
  • Augmentative Communication

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Start dates & application deadlines

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Most programs accept applications 12 months before the start date. 




20 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or
  • Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or
  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal
  • English 12, or equivalent, with a minimum of 60% or higher or a minimum LPI score of Level 4.

Applicants will submit

  • A letter from their employer stating their current position and employment history
  • A current resume
  • Official transcripts from previous educational settings and demonstration of college level English requirement (unless special consideration)
  • 2 letters of reference
  • A 250 word (1 typed page) summary stating why they are interested in entering the program

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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