Family and Community Counselling Diploma

 

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.

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

Hours

ENG 210

Academic Writing and Research

100

FCC 210

Social Work Practice

80

FCC 230

Legal Advocacy

75

FCC 235

Recovery and Rehabilitation

75

FCC 265

Mental Health

80

 

 Term 2 - January

Course Code

Course Name 

Hours

FCC 220

Introduction to Social Welfare

80

FCC 225

Issues in Counselling

75

FCC 240

Child Welfare

80 

FCC 245

Crisis Support Counselling

75

FCC 260

Ableism / Disability

80 

 

Term 3 - April

Course Code

Course Name 

Hours

FCC 250

FCC Practicum

200 

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition:

$5,950.00

Fees:

$150.00

Books:

$890.00

UPass:

$451.00

Total Cost:

$7,441.00

 

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.


For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org