Program Description

In this diploma program, learners prepare to either advocate or deliver social service programs that help Indigenous people navigate through the social welfare or legal systems.  From an Indigenous perspective, learners apply their critical thinking and self-awareness skills to understand how to best support families with overcoming barriers in child welfare, substance abuse, or other traumatic situations.

Program Summary

Length

11 months

Offered

September to July

Credits

36.0

Credential

Diploma

Format

Full-time

Schedule

Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm

Practicum

300 hours

Transferability

50 Block Credit Transfer to NVIT

 

University Transfer

The Family and Community Counselling Diploma can transfer to the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in the 1st year of General Arts program.

Contact our Student Advisor for more information.

 

Career Path

Our graduates find jobs with different employers including Children & Family Service agencies, Community Health Agencies, First Nation communities, or provincial agencies. Various positions may include:

  • Case Manager
  • Mental Health and Addictions Worker
  • Crisis Support Counsellor
  • Family Violence Support Worker

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Graduated from NEC’s Family and Community Counselling Certificate Program a minimum of “C” grade average (GPA 2.0)
  • English 110 with “C” grade or higher
  • FCC 150 with “B” grade or higher
  • Interview with Program Manager

Course Schedule

Term 1 - September

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

ENG 210

Academic Writing and Research

 

FCC 235

Recovery and Rehabilitation

 

FCC 230

Legal Advocacy

 

FCC 210

Social Work Practice

 

FCC 265

Mental Health

 

 

Term 2 - January

Course Code

Course Name 

Credits

FCC 225

Issues in Counselling

 

FCC 220

Introduction to Social Welfare

 

FCC 240

Child Welfare

 

FCC 260

Ableism / Disability

 

FCC 245

Crisis Support Counselling

 

 

Term 3 - April

Course Code

Course Name 

Credits

FCC 150

FCC Practicum II

 

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

$5,950.00

Fees

$150.00

Books

$890.00

UPass

$451.00

Total Cost

$7,441.00

 


For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
604.873.3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org