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					                                             School of
                                     Health & Human Services

Administration                             School Statement                                Standards of Academic Progress
Website                                    The School of Health & Human Services is        The faculty, staff and administration in
Email: hhsinfo@camosun.bc.ca               dedicated to preparing learners to work         the School of Health & Human Services are
                                           effectively as caring professionals on health   committed to developing environments
Phone: 250-370-3180                        care teams and in human service agencies.       which foster learner success. Within
Fax: 250-370-3478                          We offer a broad range of certificate and       these environments, learners will make
Dean:                                      diploma level programs, a Baccalaureate         informed choices about program content,
Barbara M. Herringer, PhD                  of Science in Nursing, a post-degree            expectations, linkages to other institutions
                                           in Interprofessional Mental Health and          and career opportunities.
Assistant to the Dean:                     Addictions, and Continuing Education
Cheryle Paquette                                                                           Every program within the school has specific
                                           courses and programs.
                                                                                           requirements concerning attendance and
Practice Placement Assistant:              Our full- and part-time programs are            performance standards. These requirements
Susan Rudiger                              designed to ensure that learners master         are described in a student handbook/course
HHS Aboriginal Services Assistant:         the theory and skills necessary for caring,     outline which is available to students the
Wendy McDonald                             safe and effective practice. A variety of       first week of the semester. The School of
                                           clinics and agencies become the "living         Health & Human Services monitors course
Continuing Education & Contract Training   laboratories" where supervised practice         and program admission requirements
Program Coordinator:                       encourages learners to develop the values       and prerequisites to ensure that entry
Valerie Montague                           and competencies required for health and        requirements are realistic and supportive
Phone: 250-370-4785                        human service positions.                        of successful student outcomes. During the
email: cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca                                                              program, instructors are readily available
                                           We are assisted by program advisory
                                                                                           to consult with students directly regarding
                                           committees to maintain the high standards
                                                                                           the educational requirements of the course
                                           necessary for accreditation by licensing
                                                                                           and/or program. Ultimately, the student is
                                           agencies, and to promote employment
                                                                                           responsible for his/her learning.
                                           of graduates. Provision is also made for
                                           graduates to transfer with advanced             The Camosun College Academic Progress
                                           standing into related health and human          Policy applies to all students. Click here for
                                           service programs or to pursue further           more information.
                                           education at the university level.
                                           We use principles of adult education,
                                           see ourselves as partners in the learning
                                           process, evaluate performance against well-
                                           defined learning outcomes and incorporate
                                           appropriate educational technology into all
                                           courses and programs. We promote the full
                                           personal and professional development of
                                           each learner for the mutual benefit of the
                                           individual and the society in which we live.

                                           Vision
                                           Working together to inspire healthy
                                           community

                                           Mission
                                           Learning for practice. Learning for change.




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    Health & Human Services Programs & Credentials
                                               Certificate Programs                            Continuing Education
Post-Degree Program
                                               Certified Dental Assistant                      Activity Assistant
Interprofessional Mental Health and
                                               •   Certificate in Certified Dental Assistant   •   Certificate in Activity Assistant
Addictions
•   Post-Degree Diploma in Interprofessional   Combined Indigenous Career Access and           Certificate Programs
    Mental Health and Addictions               Family Support
                                                   Certificate in Indigenous Human Services    American Sign Language
Degree Programs                                •
                                                   Career Access                               •   Certificate in American Sign Language:
                                                                                                   Prep Level
Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing            •   Certificate in Indigenous Family Support
•   Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing                                                        •   Certificate in American Sign Language:
    offered in partnership with UVic           Community Mental Health                             Basic Level
                                               •   Certificate in Community Mental Health
Nursing Access for Practical Nurses                                                            Herbal Studies
•   Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing        Community Support and Education                 •   Certificate in Herbal Studies
    offered in partnership with UVic           Assistant
                                                                                               Medical Laboratory Assistant
                                               •   Certificate in Community Support and
Diploma Programs                                   Education Assistant                         •   Certificate in Medical Laboratory
                                                                                                   Assistant
Community, Family and Child Studies            Health Care Assistant
•   Diploma in Community, Family and           (Formerly Home Support/
    Child Studies                              Resident Care Attendant)
                                               •   Certificate in Health Care Assistant
Dental Hygiene
•   Diploma in Dental Hygiene                  Health Care Assistant - ESL
                                               (Formerly Home Support/
Early Learning and Care
                                               Resident Care Attendant - ESL)
•   Diploma in Early Learning and Care —
                                               •   Certificate in Health Care Assistant
    Infant and Toddler Specialization
•   Diploma in Early Learning and Care —       Indigenous Family Support
    Special Needs Specialization               (Formerly First Nations Family
Medical Radiography                            Support Worker)
                                               •   Certificate in Indigenous Family Support
•   Diploma in Medical Radiography

Practical Nursing                              Indigenous Health Care Assistant
                                               (Formerly First Nations - Home Support/
•   Diploma in Practical Nursing
                                               Resident Care Attendant)
                                               •   Certificate in Health Care Assistant

                                               Indigenous Human Services
                                               Career Access
                                               •   Certificate in Indigenous Human Services
                                                   Career Access

                                               Mental Health and Addictions
                                               • Certificate in Mental Health and
                                                 Addictions

                                               Practical Nursing Access for Health Care
                                               Assistants
                                               • Certificate in Practical Nursing




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Post-Degree Diploma                            Admission Requirements:                        Courses                                  Credits
                                                                                              IMHA 510    Cultural and Care Contexts       3.0
                                               • Submit proof of a baccalaureate degree
                                                                                              IMHA 511    Therapeutic Relationships        3.0
Interprofessional Mental                         in Child and Youth Care, Education,          IMHA 512    Assessment and Planning          3.0
                                                 Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or Social
Health and Addictions                            Work from a recognized post-secondary
                                                                                              IMHA 513
                                                                                              IMHA 514
                                                                                                          Interventions
                                                                                                          Interprofessional Issues
                                                                                                                                           3.0
                                                                                                                                           3.0
The Interprofessional Mental Health and          institution;                                 IMHA 515    Practice                        15.0
Addictions (IMHA) program prepares people                                                     Total Credits                              30.0
                                               OR
with relevant baccalaureate degrees (e.g.,
Child and Youth Care, Education, Nursing,      • Submit proof of a baccalaureate degree       Career and Vocational
Occupational Therapy and Social Work)
to engage in the assessment, planning,
                                                 and a minimum 500 hours combined
                                                 practicum/work/volunteer/life
                                                                                              Programs
treatment and evaluation of older teens          experience in human services.
and adults experiencing acute, persistent,                                                    Certified Dental Assistant
                                               Program Participation Requirement:
and/or concurrent mental health and                                                           The fully accredited Camosun College
addiction challenges. IMHA graduates will      • All students must have received a "clear"    Certified Dental Assistant program provides
work in acute, tertiary, and community           criminal record check letter from the        learners with opportunities to develop the
settings—most often as members or leaders        Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor      knowledge, skills, and values necessary
of interprofessional teams.                      General.*                                    for success with the National Dental
The program presents the specialized           * The Criminal Record Review Act requires      Assistant Examination Board (NDAEB) and
knowledge and expertise necessary to           that students registered in a post secondary   for subsequent entry to the profession of
understand and address the complex needs       program where they may be working with         dentistry as a Certified Dental Assistant
and concerns of the older teen and adult       children and/or vulnerable adults must         (CDA).
living with mental health, addiction, and/or   have a criminal record check done through      CDAs are health professionals who make
concurrent diagnosis challenges. The theory    the BC Government's Criminal Record            unique contributions to the dental team.
and skills will be in more depth and breadth   Review program. The Deputy Registrar of        They perform selective skills, support
than mental health content presented in        the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor    clients of all ages and needs throughout
baccalaureate level programs, to prepare       General, Policing and Community Safety         dental procedures, and promote effective
participants for leadership roles.             Branch, is the authorized body under the       oral health practices in private and
                                               Act to make the determination of risk.         community environments. Following
Working with a holistic client focus and
from a health promotion perspective,           Any student found to be at risk by the         graduation, CDAs may choose to pursue
students will engage with the individual,      Ministry will not be able to participate       further experience and education in
the family, other team members, and            in clinical/practicum experiences, and         order to perform specialized skills in
the community to develop a partnered           thus, will not continue in this program.       prosthodontic and orthodontic procedures,
interprofessional approach focused on          Information regarding application for the      serve clients as dental treatment
enhancing the client's mental health and       appropriate Criminal Record Check will be      coordinators, practice the dual role of CDA-
well being. Courses will include the content   provided by the college once the minimum       receptionist and serve the community in
needed to understand the client, the           admission requirements have been met.          public dental health settings.
challenges faced, the many contexts of         Students are responsible for the associated    In preparation for a career as a CDA,
the individual's experience, and the many      costs. Any criminal record check done          learners will acquire comprehensive
approaches to care. Class time will be spent   outside of the college will NOT be accepted    knowledge related to CDA practice and will
with learners and teachers exploring and       and will result in additional cost to the      be expected to demonstrate employment
applying content, and critically thinking      student.                                       qualities such as self-awareness,
about choices made to advance evidence-                                                       competence, effective communication
                                               Program Completion Requirements:
based practice. Learning activities will                                                      and professional integrity. Learners
include case studies, role play, faculty and   • Students must achieve a minimum              have opportunities to develop effective
peer feedback sessions, as well as guest         of 70 ("B-") in all theory courses, and      strategies for team work, dental career
speakers. The focus will be the application      successfully complete the practice           development, adapting to change within
of advanced knowledge and skills.                course to graduate with a Post-Degree        the dental profession, and continuing their
                                                 Diploma in Interprofessional Mental          education.
This program is comprised of face-to-face,
                                                 Health and Addictions.
web-based and practicum components and                                                        Successful completion of the NDAEB
is offered part time over 12 months.           Notes:                                         examination is required prior to practicing
(IMHA 512 and IMHA 513 are offered             1. Attendance at a program information         as a registered and licensed CDA in British
entirely online with no on-campus                 session is highly recommended prior to      Columbia. Once qualified, CDAs will work
requirements.)                                    making application to this program.         interdependently within their scope of
                                                                                              practice as members of a dental health
Length:      12 months                         2. A TB skin test, Hepatitis B and flu         team and with the supervision and/or
                                                  vaccination are highly recommended          direction of a dentist.
Location:    Lansdowne Campus
                                                  and are available at local health clinics
Starting:    June                                 or through a physician.                     Length:         8.5 months (34 weeks)

Program Code: IMHA                             3. It is strongly recommended that             Location:       Lansdowne Campus
                                                  students have basic computer literacy       Starting:       Fall
                                                  including experience with keyboarding
                                                  and basic internet search and email         Program Code: CDA
                                                  skills.
                                               4. Some work experience involving mental
                                                  health and addictions would be an asset.




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Admission Requirements:                        • Promote the CDA program Integrated
                                                 Practice 3 (Public Clinic) and assist with    Community, Family and
• Grade 12 graduation or equivalent;
                                                 the recruitment and screening of child        Child Studies
• Submit proof of "C" in English 12, or          clients from preventive appointments.
  TPC 12, or EFP 12; or ENGL 092 and                                                           Community, Family and Child Studies
                                               Program Completion Requirements:                (CFCS) is a dynamic, professional two-year
  ENGL 094; or ENGL 092 and ENGL 096;
  or ENGL 103 and ENGL 104; or ENGL 103                                                        program that is based on contemporary
                                               • Students must achieve at least 70%
  and ENGL 106; or ENGL 140; or ELD 092                                                        research and grounded in principles of
                                                 ("B-") in each program course in order
  and ELD 094; or ELD 097; or assessment;                                                      social justice, strengths-based practice,
                                                 to continue in the program and obtain a
  and,                                                                                         and self-determination. Teachers create
                                                 Certificate in Certified Dental Assistant.
                                                                                               a co-operative learning community where
• Submit proof of "C" in Biology 12 or BIOL    Notes:                                          all members contribute and learn from one
  103.                                                                                         another.
                                               1. Interested students are advised to
Program Participation Requirements:               investigate the duties of a certified        The diploma prepares students to promote,
                                                  dental assistant by spending at least two    support and strengthen the well-being of
• All students must attend the program
                                                  days of observation in a dental office,      individuals and families and to work as
  orientation or may risk losing their seat
                                                  thereby gaining a working understanding      caring, ethical professionals who can adapt
  in the program;
                                                  of the career.                               to meet current and emergent community
• On the first day of class students are                                                       needs.
                                               2. Attendance at a program information
  required to submit documentation to the
                                                  session is highly recommended prior to       As students progress through integrated
  CDA program of a completed, current
                                                  making application to this program.          courses and practica they will become
  Standard First Aid certificate. It is the
  student's responsibility to ensure that                                                      familiar with a variety of community
                                               3. A TB skin test, Hepatitis and flu
  the CPR C portion of this certificate does                                                   services and gain experience supporting
                                                  vaccination are highly recommended
  not expire before the completion of the                                                      individuals and/or families. Students will
                                                  and are available at local health clinics
  program; an annual CPR C Refresher                                                           develop leadership skills and participate in
                                                  or through a physician.
  course is highly recommended, and,                                                           planning, advocacy and civic engagement
                                               4. It is strongly recommended students          activities to strengthen community.
• All students must have received a "clear"       have basic computer literacy, including
  criminal record check letter from the                                                        There are many employment opportunities
                                                  experience with keyboarding and basic
  Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor                                                      for graduates of the CFCS program.
                                                  Internet search and email skills.
  General.*                                                                                    Graduates may work independently and/or
                                               5. The work environment in which the            as a member of an interdisciplinary team,
* The Criminal Record Review Act requires         CDA student/graduate will be employed        and will be accountable to individuals or
that students registered in a post secondary      requires extensive hand washing and          community organizations. Community and
program where they may be working with            sitting for long periods of time. Any        team environments could include family
children and/or vulnerable adults must            prospective students with serious skin       support services, schools and after school
have a criminal record check done through         disorders such as psoriasis, dermatitis or   programs, family resource centres, life skills
the BC Government's Criminal Record               latex allergy should consider carefully      and recreation programs, youth services,
Review program. The Deputy Registrar of           before making application to this            women's services, employment training
the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor       program. For the same reason, those          programs, community outreach, foster care
General, Policing and Community Safety            with back, arm or neck problems or           and group homes.
Branch, is the authorized body under the          significant health challenges are advised
Act to make the determination of risk.                                                         Flexible learning opportunities include full-
                                                  to consult with the Program Chair.
                                                                                               time and part-time studies offered through
Any student found to be at risk by the         6. Facial and oral body piercing are            a combination of day and some evening
Ministry will not be able to participate          discouraged due to the potential risk of     courses.
in clinical/practicum experiences, and            infection.
thus, will not continue in this program.                                                       CFCS diploma graduates may be eligible to
Information regarding application for the      7. Late afternoon or evening classes may        receive block transfer (60 credits) towards
appropriate Criminal Record Check will be         be scheduled.                                the University of Victoria BA in Child and
provided by the college once the minimum                                                       Youth Care. Transfer credit for related
                                               Academic Term 1 (Fall)               Credits
admission requirements have been met.                                                          programs at other BC post-secondary
                                               CDA 110    Theory 1                       3.0
Students are responsible for the associated                                                    institutions may also be available. Contact
                                               CDA 120    Practice Skills 1              4.0
costs. Any criminal record check done          CDA 140    Integrated Practice 1          3.0   the Advising Centre of the institution of
outside of the college will NOT be accepted    CDA 150    Professional Practice 1        2.0   choice for more details.
and will result in additional cost to the      Total Credits                           12.0    Certificate graduates from other
student.                                                                                       Community, Family and Child Studies
                                               Academic Term 2 (Winter)             Credits
During the CDA program students will:                                                          department programs (Community Support
                                               CDA 111    Theory 2                       3.0
                                               CDA 121    Practice Skills 2              4.0
                                                                                               and Education Assistant; Early Learning and
• Serve as practice clients and will receive   CDA 141    Integrated Practice 2          5.0   Care; Indigenous Family Support Program;
  a variety of treatments related to the       CDA 151    Professional Practice 2        2.0   or Mental Health and Addictions) can
  practice of the CDA;                                                                         apply to enter Year 2 of the CFCS diploma.
                                               Total Credits                           14.0
                                                                                               (Certificate graduates can complete the
                                               Academic Term 3 (Spring)             Credits    program part time over two years and will
                                               CDA 142    Integrated Practice 3          3.0   be required to take some Year 1 courses.
                                               Total Credits                            3.0    See Program Leader for details.)




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Length:                                        Year 1                                                Length:
   Full time:      Two years                   Academic Term 1 (Fall)                      Credits      Full time:    Five months
                                               CFCS 110    Foundations for Practice            3.0
   Part time:      Four years                  CFCS 120    Lifespan Development 1              3.0      Part time:    Nine months
                                               CFCS 140    Intro to Community Resources
Location:       Lansdowne Campus                                                                     Location:        Lansdowne Campus
                                                           and Supports                        3.0
Starting:       Fall                           ENGL 151*   Academic Writing Strategies         3.0   Starting:
                                               PSYC 154    Interpersonal Skills                3.0
Program Codes:                                 Total Credits                                 15.0       Full time:    Spring
CFCS1           Year one                       Academic Term 2 (Winter)                    Credits      Part time:    Fall
CFCS2           Year two                       CFCS 114    Professional Practice 1             3.0   Program Code: CMH
                                               CFCS 121    Lifespan Development 2              3.0
Admission Requirements:                        CFCS 141    Service Learning                    3.0   Admission Requirements:
                                               CFCS 160    Family and Community 1              3.0
• Submit proof of "C+" in English 12, or EFP                                                         • Submit proof of "C" in English 12, or EFP
                                               HLTH 110    Health in Today's World             3.0
  12; or "C" in ENGL 092 and ENGL 094; or                                                              12; or ENGL 092 and ENGL 094; or ENGL
  ENGL 092 and ENGL 096; or ENGL 103           Total Credits                                 15.0      092 and ENGL 096; or ENGL 103 and
  and ENGL 104; or ENGL 103 and ENGL           Year 2                                                  ENGL 104; or ENGL 103 and ENGL 106;
  106; or ENGL 140; or ELD 092 and ELD                                                                 or ENGL 140; or ELD 092 and ELD 094; or
                                               Academic Term 3 (Fall)                      Credits
  094; or ELD 097; or assessment.                                                                      ELD 097; or assessment; and,
                                               CFCS 210    Diversity Across the Lifespan       3.0
Program Participation Requirements:            CFCS 214    Professional Practice 2             3.0   • Submit a 300-word statement outlining
                                               CFCS 230    Support Strategies                  3.0     career goals and motivation for entering
• All students must have received a "clear"    CFCS 240    Practicum 1                         5.0     the program.
  criminal record check letter from the        PSYC 256    Introduction to Counselling         3.0
  Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor      Total Credits                                 17.0    Program Participation Requirements:
  General.*
                                               Academic Term 4 (Winter)                    Credits   • Attend a scheduled Community Mental
* The Criminal Record Review Act requires      CFCS 241     Practicum 2                        6.0     Health program information session prior
that students registered in a post secondary   CFCS 250     Social Justice Today               3.0     to the first day of class.
program where they may be working with         One (1) of the following:
                                                                                                     • Students registered in partially-online
children and/or vulnerable adults must          ENGL 161** Intro to Literary Genres            3.0
                                                ENGL 163** Literary Canons and Contexts        3.0     program courses must participate in
have a criminal record check done through
                                                ENGL 164** Indigenous Literature               3.0     an orientation to distance education
the BC Government's Criminal Record
                                               One (1) elective***                             3.0     systems and tools prior to or during the
Review program. The Deputy Registrar of
                                               Total Credits                                 15.0      first class of the course.
the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
General, Policing and Community Safety         * Students may use ENGL 150 in lieu of                • Due to new legislation that came into
Branch, is the authorized body under the       ENGL 151 toward program completion.                     effect January 2011, every registered
Act to make the determination of risk.                                                                 student who has practicum/clinical
                                               ** Students may use ENGL 160 in lieu of                 placement involving work with children
Any student found to be at risk by the         ENGL 161 or ENGL 163 or ENGL 163 or ENGL                and/or vulnerable adults must undergo a
Ministry will not be able to participate       164 toward program completion.                          criminal record check (CRC) through the
in clinical/practicum experiences, and
                                               *** Required elective:                                  Criminal Record Review Program.*
thus, will not continue in this program.
Information regarding application for the      Students must consult with program faculty            * All students must have received a "clear"
appropriate Criminal Record Check will be      or a Camosun College Academic Advisor                 criminal record check letter from the
provided by the college once the minimum       regarding university transfer elective                Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
admission requirements have been met.          choices. PSYC 150, PSYC 272 and SOC 160               General. The Criminal Record Review Act
Students are responsible for the associated    are not accepted as electives as they                 requires that students registered in a post
costs. Any criminal record check done          duplicate content in CFCS courses. Students           secondary program where they may be
outside of the college will NOT be accepted    interested in transferring to a CYC degree            working with children and/or vulnerable
and will result in additional cost to the      program or other degree program are                   adults must have a criminal record
student.                                       advised to also consult with the receiving            check done through the BC Government's
                                               institution regarding elective choices.               Criminal Record Review program. The
Program Completion Requirements:
                                                                                                     Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Public
• Students must achieve at least 60%                                                                 Safety and Solicitor General, Policing
  ("C") in each program course including
                                               Community Mental Health                               and Community Safety Branch, is the
  ENGL 150, ENGL 160 or ENGL 164,              The Community Mental Health program                   authorized body under the Act to make the
  PSYC 154, PSYC 256, HLTH 110 and two         will define entry-level competencies for              determination of risk.
  electives for a total of 61 credits with     employment in the field of community
                                                                                                     Any student found to be at risk by the
  an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in order to   mental health. It is based on the principles
                                                                                                     Ministry will not be able to participate
  graduate with a Diploma in Community,        of psychosocial rehabilitation. Graduates
                                                                                                     in clinical/practicum experiences, and
  Family and Child Studies.                    will work as members of a community
                                                                                                     thus, will not continue in this program.
                                               health team in a variety of mental health
Notes:                                                                                               Information regarding application for the
                                               service sites. The program includes class,
                                                                                                     appropriate Criminal Record Check will be
1. Attendance at a program information         lab and practicum experience.
                                                                                                     provided by the college once the minimum
   session is highly recommended.
                                               The program is offered full time on campus,           admission requirements have been met.
2. It is strongly recommended students         and part time with face-to-face and online            Students are responsible for the associated
   have basic computer literacy, including     components. Practicum participation may               costs. Any criminal record check done
   experience with keyboarding and basic       include day, evening and weekend shifts.              outside of the college will NOT be accepted
   Internet search and email skills.                                                                 and will result in additional cost to the
                                                                                                     student.




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Program Completion Requirements:                       Admission Requirements:                           Academic Term 2 (Winter)                Credits
                                                                                                         CSEA 111    Practicum 1                      6.0
• Students must achieve at least 60%                   • Submit proof of "C+" in English 12, or EFP
                                                                                                         CSEA 150    Teaching & Learning Supports     4.0
  ("C") in each program course in order to               12 (prior to 2007/08), or EFP 12; or "C"        CSEA 160    Citizenship & Quality of Life    3.0
  continue in the program and obtain a                   in ENGL 092 and ENGL 094; or ENGL 092           CSEA 170    Working in Organizations         2.0
  Certificate in Community Mental Health.                and ENGL 096; or ENGL 103 and ENGL              CSEA 180    Professional Practice            2.0
                                                         104; or ENGL 103 and ENGL 106; or ENGL          Total Credits                               17.0
Notes:
                                                         140; or ELD 092 and ELD 094; or ELD
1. A TB skin test, Hepatitis B and flu                   097; or assessment; and,                        Academic Term 3 (Spring)                Credits
   vaccination are highly recommended                                                                    CSEA 112    Practicum 2                      4.0
                                                       • Submit proof of 40 hours of directly
   and are available at local health clinics                                                             Total Credits                                4.0
                                                         related work, volunteer, or life
   or through a physician.
                                                         experience within the last five years.          * Students may use ENGL 150, ENGL 160, or
2. It is strongly recommended that                                                                       ENGL 163 in lieu of ENGL 151 toward pro-
                                                       Program Participation Requirements:
   students have basic computer literacy,                                                                gram completion.
   including experience with keyboarding               • All students must have received a "clear"
   and basic internet search and email                   criminal record check letter from the           Dental Hygiene
   skills.                                               Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
                                                         General.*                                       This program is currently under review and
3. Students will benefit from volunteer or                                                               may change.
   work experience in human services prior             * All students must have received a "clear"
   to entering the program.                            criminal record check letter from the             This program prepares individuals to
                                                       Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor           practice dental hygiene in both clinical
Academic Term 1                          Credits                                                         practice and community-based settings.
                                                       General. The Criminal Record Review Act
CMH   110   Mental Health & Addiction Services   2.0                                                     Graduates will have the knowledge,
                                                       requires that students registered in a post
CMH   111   Mental Illness & Interventions       3.0                                                     skills and attitudes necessary to provide
CMH   115   Communications                       3.0   secondary program where they may be
                                                       working with children and/or vulnerable           preventive, educational and therapeutic
CMH   120   Support Strategies                   3.0
CMH   125   Professional Issues                  2.0   adults must have a criminal record                dental hygiene services to individuals and
CMH   130   Health Care Basics                   3.0   check done through the BC Government's            groups according to Regulations of the
CMH   135   Substance Use & Mental Health        2.0   Criminal Record Review program. The               College of Dental Hygienists of British
CMH   140   Practicum                            5.0   Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Public        Columbia.
Total Credits                               23.0       Safety and Solicitor General, Policing            Graduates of the program must write
                                                       and Community Safety Branch, is the               the National Dental Hygiene Certification
Community Support and                                  authorized body under the Act to make the         (NDHCE) Examination to be eligible for
                                                       determination of risk.
Education Assistant                                                                                      licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist
                                                       Any student found to be at risk by the            with the College of Dental Hygienists of
The Community Support and Education                                                                      British Columbia. The NDHCE examination
                                                       Ministry will not be able to participate
Assistant program prepares graduates                                                                     process is external to Camosun College.
                                                       in clinical/practicum experiences, and
to function ethically and professionally               thus, will not continue in this program.          Graduates are eligible to apply to the
in home, school, work, and community                   Information regarding application for the         University of British Columbia to complete
settings with people who have acquired and             appropriate Criminal Record Check will be         the 4th (final) year of the Bachelor of
developmental disabilities.                            provided by the college once the minimum          Dental Science (Dental Hygiene) program.
Graduates have the knowledge, skills and               admission requirements have been met.
values necessary to provide and advocate               Students are responsible for the associated       Length:         Two years
for individualized supports and are                    costs. Any criminal record check done             Location:       Lansdowne Campus
prepared to work in entry-level positions              outside of the college will NOT be accepted
with children, youth and adults, their                 and will result in additional cost to the         Starting:       Fall
families, support networks, and community              student.                                          Program Codes:
organizations.                                         Program Completion Requirement:                   DHYG1        Year 1
Graduates receive credit toward the                    • Students must achieve a minimum of              DHYG2        Year 2
Diploma in Community, Family and                         60% ("C") in all theory courses, and
Child Studies, and block credit transfer                                                                 Admission Requirements:
                                                         successfully complete CSEA 111 and
to University of Victoria, University of                 CSEA 112 to graduate with a Certificate
the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island                                                                   • Completion of the following with a
                                                         in Community Support and Education
University Child and Youth Care degree                                                                     minimum grade of "C+" or higher in each
                                                         Assistant.
programs.                                                                                                  course; or an equivalent course from
                                                       Note: It is strongly recommended students           another post-secondary institution:
Length:         10 months full time                    have basic computer literacy, including              • One of: BIOL 143 and BIOL 144, or
                Part time within two years             experience with keyboarding and basic                  BIOL 150 and BIOL 151, or BIOL 152
Location:       Lansdowne Campus                       Internet search and email skills.                      and BIOL 153, or equivalent;
Starting:                                              Academic Term 1 (Fall)                 Credits       • Two of: CHEM 110, CHEM 112, CHEM
                                                       CSEA 110    Community Living Foundations    3.0        120, CHEM 121;
   Full time:      September                           CSEA 120    Health & Wellness               4.0      • Two of: ENGL 151, ENGL 161, ENGL
   Part time:      September, January                  CSEA 140    Development & Diversity         3.0        163, ENGL 164;*
                                                       ENGL 151*   Academic Writing Strategies     3.0
Program Code: CSEA                                     PSYC 154    Interpersonal Skills            3.0
                                                       Total Credits                              16.0




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   • Two of: PSYC 110, PSYC 120, PSYC              role by observing for at least two days
     130, PSYC 150, PSYC 152, or PSYC              a practicing dental hygienist, thereby             Early Learning and Care
     164;                                          gaining a working understanding of the             The Early Learning and Care Diploma
   • One of: MATH 116, MATH 216, MATH              career.                                            program is designed to provide learners
     218, or BUS 230;                           2. A TB skin test, Hepatitis B and flu                with the knowledge, skills and values
   • One university transferable 100 level         vaccination are highly recommended                 to create responsive early learning
     or higher elective.                           and are available at local health clinics          experiences. This includes planning
                                                   or through a physician.                            environments that reflect current research
* Camosun's former courses ENGL 150, ENGL
                                                                                                      and knowledge about how best to support
160 may be used to fulfill this requirement.    3. The work environment in which the                  young children’s early learning and
Program Participation Requirements:                Dental Hygiene student/graduate will               development. Students learn how to support
                                                   be employed may require extensive                  and strengthen children’s unique physical,
• All students must attend the program             hand washing and sitting for long                  cognitive, emotional, creative, social,
  orientation or may risk losing their seat        periods. Any prospective students with             cultural, and linguistic identities. Emphasis
  in the program;                                  serious skin disorders such as psoriasis,          is placed on working collaboratively with
• On the first day of class students               eczema and dermatitis or latex allergy             families, within communities and with other
  are required to submit a completed,              should consider carefully before making            professionals.
  current, Standard First Aid certificate. It      application to this program. For the
                                                   same reasons, those with back, arm                 The program incorporates historical
  is the student's responsibility to ensure
                                                   or neck problems or significant health             knowledge of early childhood education and
  that the CPR C portion of this certificate
                                                   challenges are advised to consult with             knowledge identified by current research
  does not expire before the completion
                                                   the Program Chair prior to accepting a             and contemporary discourses on early
  of the program;
                                                   seat in the program.                               development and learning.
• All students must have received a "clear"
                                                4. BIOL 160 and BIOL 260 may be taken                 Graduates are prepared with a strong
  criminal record check letter from the
                                                   prior to beginning the program.                    foundation for many professional
  Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
                                                                                                      opportunities in the field of early learning.
  General;* and,
                                                Year 1                                                Graduates also have specialized knowledge
• During the program students will be           Academic Term 1 (Fall)                      Credits   and skills necessary to best support infants,
  assigned to practice sessions where they                                                            toddlers and/or children with diverse
                                                BIOL 160     Microbiology for Dental            2.0
  will receive a variety of dental hygiene                   Hygiene                                  abilities. With experience, graduates are
  treatments and procedures, including          DHYG   110   Head & Neck Anatomy                3.0   able to provide leadership within the
  local anaesthesia.                            DHYG   120   Dental Anatomy                     2.0   community of early learning.
                                                DHYG   145   Professional Practice 1            3.0
* The Criminal Record Review Act requires       DHYG   170   Clinical Theory 1                  4.0   Students who successfully complete all
that students registered in a post secondary    DHYG   171   Clinical Practice 1                4.0   required courses for the Diploma are
program where they may be working with          Total Credits                                 18.0    eligible for Provincial certification as an
children and/or vulnerable adults must                                                                Early Childhood Educator with specialization
have a criminal record check done through       Academic Term 2 (Winter)                    Credits   as Infant and Toddler Educators and/or
the BC Government's Criminal Record             BIOL 260     General Pathophysiology            3.0   Special Needs Educators.
Review program. The Deputy Registrar of         DHYG 122     Oral Sciences                      2.0
                                                DHYG 123     Periodontology 1                   2.0   Employment opportunities include:
the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
                                                DHYG 131     Radiology                          3.0
General, Policing and Community Safety                                                                • Preschool programs
                                                DHYG 146     Professional Practice 2            4.0
Branch, is the authorized body under the        DHYG 180     Clinical Theory 2                  4.0   • Early childhood centres
Act to make the determination of risk.          DHYG 181     Clinical Practice 2                4.0
                                                Total Credits                                 22.0    • Family child care homes
Any student found to be at risk by the
Ministry will not be able to participate                                                              • Recreation centres
in clinical/practicum experiences, and          Year 2
                                                                                                      • Drop-in parent/child programs
thus, will not continue in this program.        Academic Term 3 (Fall)                      Credits
Information regarding application for the       DHYG   210   Pharmacology 1                     1.5   • School-age care programs
appropriate Criminal Record Check will be       DHYG   223   Periodontology 2                   2.0
                                                DHYG   226   Oral Pathology 2                   1.0   • Child care resource and referral centres
provided by the college once the minimum
admission requirements have been met.           DHYG   228   Nutrition 2                        1.0
                                                                                                      • Supported child development programs
                                                DHYG   230   Radiology 2                        1.5
Students are responsible for the associated
                                                DHYG   250   Principles and Issues 3            1.0   • Infant development programs
costs. Any criminal record check done           DHYG   260   Clinical Theory & Practice 4       8.0
outside of the college will NOT be accepted     DHYG   290   Community Dental Health 2          1.5   • Strong start programs
and will result in additional cost to the
                                                Total Credits                                 17.5    • Infant-toddler centres
student.
                                                Academic Term 4 (Winter)                    Credits   Location:          Lansdowne Campus
Program Completion Requirements:
                                                DHYG   211   Pharmacology 2                     2.0
• Students must achieve at least 70%            DHYG   224   Periodontology 3                   2.0   Starting:          Fall
  ("B-") in each course and a COM or DST in     DHYG   227   Oral Pathology 3                   2.0
                                                DHYG   251   Principles and Issues 4            1.0   Program Code: ELC
  the clinical practice courses within the
                                                DHYG   261   Clinical Theory & Practice 5       8.0   Admission Requirements:
  program to obtain a Diploma in Dental         DHYG   291   Community Dental Health 3          1.5
  Hygiene.                                                                                            • Submit proof of "C+" in English 12, or
                                                Total Credits                                 16.5
Notes:                                                                                                  TPC 12 (prior to 2007/08) or EFP 12; or
                                                Academic Term 5 (Spring)                    Credits     "C" in ENGL 092 and ENGL 094; or ENGL
1. Interested applicants who have not           DHYG 262     Clinical Theory & Practice 6       4.0     092 and ENGL 096; or ENGL 103 and
   worked in a dental office are advised        Total Credits                                  4.0      ENGL 104; or ENGL 103 and ENGL 106;
   to investigate the dental hygienist's                                                                or ENGL 140; or ELD 092 and ELD 094; or
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• Submit proof of completion of 40 hours            Academic Term 2 (Winter)                   Credits   Starting:
  experience as an employee or volunteer            CFCS 160    Family and Community 1             3.0
                                                                                                            Full Time:    Fall, Spring
  in a licensed preschool or group day care         ELC 110     Developmental Perspectives 1       3.0
  centre within the past five years.                ELC 112     Supportive Relationships 2         1.5      Part Time:    Fall
                                                    ELC 121     Responsive Environments 2          4.0
Program Participation Requirements:                 ELC 130     Early Childhood Profession         3.0   Program Code:     HCA
                                                    ELC 141     Practicum 2                        3.0
On or before the first day of class, students                                                            Admission Requirements:
are required to submit:                             Total Credits                                17.5
                                                                                                         • Submit proof of satisfactory completion
• documented completion of current First            Year 2                                                 of HCA English competency test
  Aid Certificate accepted by the Child             Academic Term 3 (Fall)                     Credits     (administered by the Assessment
  Care Facilities Licensing Board; and,             CFCS 220    Personal Leadership                3.0     Centre); or "C" in English 12, or EFP 12,
                                                    ELC 210     Developmental Perspectives 2       3.0     or Technical & Professional English 12; or
• All students must have received a "clear"
                                                    ELC 212     Supportive Relationships 3         3.0     ENGL 050 or ENGL 059; or ELD 072 and
  criminal record check letter from the
                                                    ELC 240     Practicum 3                        4.0     ELD 074.
  Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor           PSYC 256    Introduction to Counselling        3.0
  General.                                                                                               Program Participation Requirements:
                                                    Total Credits                                16.0
* The Criminal Record Review Act requires                                                                • Students will be required to attend an
                                                    Academic Term 4 (Winter)                   Credits
that students registered in a post secondary                                                               orientation on the first day of class or
                                                    CFCS 211     Professional Practice 2           2.0
program where they may be working with                                                                     risk losing their seat in the program;
                                                    One (1) of the following:
children and/or vulnerable adults must               ENGL 161** Intro to Literary Genres           3.0   • A TB skin test is compulsory. TB testing
have a criminal record check done through            ENGL 163** Literary Canons and Contexts       3.0     must be done within three months of
the BC Government's Criminal Record                  ENGL 164** Indigenous Literature              3.0
                                                                                                           program start and students must provide
Review program. The Deputy Registrar of             ELC 220      Inclusive Child Care              3.0
                                                    ELC 230      Infant and Toddler Care           3.0     documentation of this prior to the start
the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
                                                    ELC 241      Practicum 4 ITE                   5.0     of the first practicum. Hepatitis B and
General, Policing and Community Safety
                                                     OR                                                    the flu vaccine are highly recommended
Branch, is the authorized body under the
                                                     ELC 242     Practicum 4 SNE                   5.0     and are available at your local health
Act to make the determination of risk.
                                                    Total Credits                                16.0      clinic or through your physician;
Any student found to be at risk by the
                                                    * Students may use ENGL 150 in lieu of               • All students must have received a "clear"
Ministry will not be able to participate
                                                    ENGL 151 toward program completion.                    criminal record check letter from the
in clinical/practicum experiences, and
                                                                                                           Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
thus, will not continue in this program.            ** Students may use ENGL 160 in lieu of                General;* and,
Information regarding application for the           ENGL 161, ENGL 163 or ENGL 164 toward
appropriate Criminal Record Check will be           program completion.                                  • FOODSAFE and Standard First Aid with
provided by the college once the minimum                                                                   CPR Level C are required prior to the
admission requirements have been met.               Health Care Assistant                                  first clinical placement. Students will
Students are responsible for the associated                                                                be responsible for the cost of these
costs. Any criminal record check done               The Health Care Assistant program follows              certifications.
outside of the college will NOT be accepted         the provincially developed curriculum
and will result in additional cost to the           and is designed to provide students with             * The Criminal Record Review Act requires
student.                                            opportunities to develop the knowledge,              that students registered in a post secondary
                                                    skills and attitudes necessary to function           program where they may be working with
Program Completion Requirements:                    effectively as front-line caregivers, and            children and/or vulnerable adults must
                                                    respected members of the health care                 have a criminal record check done through
• Students must complete all program
                                                    team, in community and facility settings.            the BC Government's Criminal Record
  courses and receive a "C+" in all courses
                                                    Under the direction and supervision of a             Review program. The Deputy Registrar of
  to proceed through the program, plus
                                                    health professional, graduates provide               the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
  successfully complete ELC 140, ELC 141,
                                                    person-centered care aimed at promoting              General, Policing and Community Safety
  ELC 240 and ELC 241 to graduate with a
                                                    and maintaining the physical, emotional,             Branch, is the authorized body under the
  Diploma in Early Learning and Care.
                                                    cognitive, and social well-being of clients/         Act to make the determination of risk.
Notes:                                              residents.                                           Any student found to be at risk by the
1. Graduates with a diploma in ELC have             Upon completion of the program, graduates            Ministry will not be able to participate
   transfer credit towards a Bachelor               are prepared to work in any level of                 in clinical/practicum experiences, and
   of Child and Youth Care Degree at                continuing care, including: home support,            thus, will not continue in this program.
   University of Victoria, Vancouver Island         adult day care, assisted living, and complex         Information regarding application for the
   University, University of the Fraser             care (including special care units).                 appropriate Criminal Record Check will be
   Valley, Douglas College or a Bachelor of                                                              provided by the college once the minimum
   Early Childhood Care and Education at            Students are required to participate in the          admission requirements have been met.
   Capilano University.                             practicum, clinical placements and classes           Students are responsible for the associated
                                                    that may include day and evening hours and           costs. Any criminal record check done
Year 1                                              may include weekends.                                outside of the college will NOT be accepted
Academic Term 1 (Fall)                    Credits   Length:                                              and will result in additional cost to the
ELC 111     Supportive Relationships 1        1.5                                                        student.
ELC 120     Responsive Environments 1         4.0      Full time:      Seven months (29 weeks)
ELC 140     Practicum 1                       2.0
                                                       Part time:      Ten months (42 weeks)
ELC 150     Health, Safety, & Nutrition       3.0
ENGL 151*   Academic Writing Strategies       3.0   Location:          Lansdowne Campus
PSYC 154    Interpersonal Skills              3.0
Total Credits                               16.5




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Program Completion Requirements:                   person-centered care aimed at promoting         * The Criminal Record Review Act requires
                                                   and maintaining the physical, emotional,        that students registered in a post secondary
• Students must achieve a minimum of
                                                   cognitive, and social well-being of clients/    program where they may be working with
  70% ("B-") in all academic courses and
                                                   residents.                                      children and/or vulnerable adults must
  successfully complete the community
                                                                                                   have a criminal record check done through
  practicum and clinical placements to             Upon completion of the program, graduates
                                                                                                   the BC Government's Criminal Record
  graduate with a Certificate in Health            are prepared to work in any level of
                                                                                                   Review program. The Deputy Registrar of
  Care Assistant.                                  continuing care, including: home support,
                                                                                                   the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
                                                   adult day care, assisted living, and complex
Notes:                                                                                             General, Policing and Community Safety
                                                   care (including special care units).
                                                                                                   Branch, is the authorized body under the
1. It is recommended that students
                                                   Students will complete a FOODSAFE and           Act to make the determination of risk.
   volunteer in a long-term care facility
                                                   Standard First Aid with CPR Level C course,
   prior to beginning the program. This will                                                       Any student found to be at risk by the
                                                   study the HCA program content with
   assist the student in understanding the                                                         Ministry will not be able to participate
                                                   instructors from the School of Health &
   role of the HCA and help in determining                                                         in clinical/practicum experiences, and
                                                   Human Services, study English language
   whether this is an appropriate career                                                           thus, will not continue in this program.
                                                   skills with an ESL instructor and have class,
   choice.                                                                                         Information regarding application for the
                                                   lab and clinical placement experience
                                                                                                   appropriate Criminal Record Check will be
2. Attendance at a program information             throughout the program.
                                                                                                   provided by the college once the minimum
   session scheduled by Camosun College is
                                                   Length:      11.5 months (full time)            admission requirements have been met.
   highly recommended. Issues, which may
                                                                                                   Students are responsible for the associated
   interfere with progress in the program,         Location:    Lansdowne Campus
                                                                                                   costs. Any criminal record check done
   will be addressed at this time.
                                                   Starting:    October                            outside of the college will NOT be accepted
3. It is strongly recommended that                                                                 and will result in additional cost to the
   students have basic computer literacy,          Program Code: HCA                               student.
   including experience with keyboarding           Specialization Code: ESL                        Program Completion Requirements:
   and basic Internet search and email
   skills.                                         Admission Requirements:                         • Students must achieve a minimum of
                                                   • Completion of ELD 054 and ELD 056 or            70% ("B-") in all academic courses and
4. The work environment in which the
                                                     equivalent level on an English placement        successfully complete the community
   Health Care Assistant student/graduate
                                                     test administered by the Assessment             practicum and clinical placements in
   will be employed requires demanding
                                                     Centre (phone 250-370-3597 for                  order to graduate with a Certificate in
   lifting and moving techniques and
                                                     schedule information); and,                     Health Care Assistant.
   extensive hand washing. Any prospective
   students with back, neck, or arm                • Attend an information interview with          Notes:
   injury or serious skin disorders such as          the Health Care Assistant-English             1. It is recommended that students
   psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or latex            Language Development instructor to               volunteer in a long-term care facility
   allergy should consider carefully before          confirm program expectations.                    prior to beginning the program. This will
   making application to this program.
                                                   Program Participation Requirements:                assist the student in understanding the
   For the same reasons, students with
                                                                                                      role of the HCA and help in determining
   significant health challenges are advised       • Students will be required to attend an           whether this is an appropriate career
   to consult with the Chair.                        orientation on the first day of class or         choice.
Courses                                  Credits     risk losing their seat in the program;
                                                                                                   2. Attendance at a program information
HCA 110   Concepts for Practice              4.0   • A TB skin test is compulsory. TB testing
HCA 120   Introduction to Practice           2.0
                                                                                                      session scheduled by Camosun College is
                                                     must be done within three months of              highly recommended. Issues which may
HCA 130   Interpersonal Communications       3.0
                                                     program start or students risk losing            interfere with progress in the program
HCA 140   Lifestyle and Choices              2.0
HCA 150   Healing 1                          5.0     their seat in the program, and students          will be addressed at this time.
HCA 154   Healing 2                          3.0     must provide documentation of this
HCA 161   Personal Care Skills 1             3.0     prior to the start of the first practicum.    3. It is strongly recommended that
HCA 162   Personal Care Skills 2             3.0     Hepatitis B and the flu vaccine are              students have basic computer literacy
HCA 171   Clinical Placement 1               1.0     highly recommended and are available             including experience with keyboarding
HCA 172   Community Practicum                1.0     at local health clinics or through a             and basic Internet search and email
HCA 173   Clinical Placement 2               3.0                                                      skills.
                                                     physician; and,
HCA 174   Transition Practicum               1.0
Total Credits                              31.0    • All students must have received a "clear"     4. The work environment in which the
                                                     criminal record check letter from the            Health Care Assistant student/graduate
                                                     Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor          will be employed requires demanding
Health Care Assistant - ESL                                                                           lifting and moving techniques and
                                                     General;* and,
This program is designed to provide English                                                           extensive hand washing. Any prospective
as a Second Language students with                 • FOODSAFE and Standard First Aid with             students with back, neck, or arm
opportunities to develop the knowledge,              CPR Level C are required prior to the            injury or serious skin disorders such as
skills and attitudes necessary to function           first clinical placement. Students will          psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or latex
effectively as front-line care-givers, and           be responsible for the cost of these             allergy should consider carefully before
respected members of the health care                 certifications.                                  making application to this program.
team, in community and facility settings.                                                             For the same reasons, students with
Under the direction and supervision of a                                                              significant health challenges are advised
health professional, graduates provide                                                                to consult with the Chair.




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Courses                                   Credits   receive two years of transfer toward a Child   admission requirements have been met.
ELD 056   ELD for Health Care Assistant       0.0   and Youth Care degree at any participating     Students are responsible for the associated
HCA 110   Concepts for Practice               4.0   university. They also may receive transfer     costs. Any criminal record check done
HCA 120   Introduction to Practice            2.0   credit to other educational programs. Check    outside of the college will NOT be accepted
HCA 130   Interpersonal Communications        3.0                                                  and will result in additional cost to the
                                                    with the receiving institution for more
HCA 140   Lifestyle and Choices               2.0
                                                    details.                                       student.
HCA 150   Healing 1                           5.0
HCA 154   Healing 2                           3.0   Note: Students of Aboriginal ancestry          Program Completion Requirements:
HCA 161   Personal Care Skills 1              3.0
                                                    who meet individual course prerequisites,
HCA 162   Personal Care Skills 2              3.0                                                  • Students must achieve a minimum of
                                                    may take IFS program courses if space is
HCA 171   Clinical Placement 1                1.0                                                    60% ("C") in all program courses and
HCA 172   Community Practicum                 1.0   available.
                                                                                                     successfully complete IFS 120 and IFS
HCA 173   Clinical Placement 2                3.0                                                    121 to graduate with a Certificate in
                                                    Length:
HCA 174   Transition Practicum                1.0
                                                                                                     Indigenous Family Support.
Total Credits                               31.0       Full time:          10 months
                                                                                                   Notes:
                                                       Part time:          Two years
Indigenous Family Support                                                                          1. Attendance at a program information
                                                    Location:       Lansdowne Campus, and             session is highly recommended prior to
(This program is presently under review                             a community partnership site      application to this program.
and may change.)
                                                    Starting:       Fall                           2. A TB skin test, Hepatitis B and flu
The Indigenous Family Support program
                                                    Program Code: INDFS                               vaccination are highly recommended
provides students of Aboriginal ancestry
                                                                                                      and are available at local health clinics
with opportunities to develop knowledge,            Admission Requirements:                           or through a physician.
skills and values necessary to work with
Indigenous families and individuals in              • Students must be of Aboriginal               3. Standard First Aid with CPR Level C is
schools and communities. The program                  ancestry*; and,                                 recommended.
provides opportunities for the student to           • Submit proof of "C+" in English 12, or EFP
reflect, develop self-awareness and pride as                                                       4. It is strongly recommended that
                                                      12; or "C" in ENGL 092 and ENGL 094; or         students have basic computer literacy
a Indigenous person.                                  ENGL 092 and ENGL 096; or ENGL 103              including experience with keyboarding
Indigenous Family Support practitioners are           and ENGL 104; or ENGL 103 and ENGL              and basic internet search and email
prepared to support the development of                106; or ENGL 140; or ELD 092 and ELD            skills.
healthy Aboriginal individuals, families and          094; or ELD 097; or assessment.
communities. Program graduates function                                                            Academic Term 1 (Fall)                     Credits
                                                    * Camosun College recognizes any student
interdependently as members of a support                                                           CFCS 120   Lifespan Development 1              3.0
                                                    who is a descendant of the Indigenous          IFS 100    Exploring Indigeneity               3.0
team under the direction and supervision            peoples of North America to be an              IFS 110    Self, Family & Community            3.0
of experienced professionals in health,             Aboriginal student. This includes status and   IFS 120    Circle and Elder's Teaching 1       1.0
education and/or human service settings.            non-status Indians, Métis, Inuit and Native    IFS 140    Introduction to Practice            2.0
Graduates of the program find employment            Americans living in Canada.                    PSYC 154   Interpersonal Relations             3.0
in roles such as:                                                                                  Total Credits                                15.0
                                                    Program Participation Requirement:
• Employees of Native Friendship Centres                                                           Academic Term 2 (Winter)                   Credits
                                                    • Due to new legislation that came into
• Aboriginal Education Assistants in public                                                        ENGL 175   Professional Writing for
                                                      effect January 2011, every registered
  and tribal schools                                                                                                Community Services            3.0
                                                      student who has practicum/clinical           IST 117    Indigenous Studies in Canada 2      3.0
• Youth Service Workers                               placement involving work with children       IFS 121    Circle and Elder's Teaching 2       1.0
• Child and Family Service Workers                    and/or vulnerable adults must undergo a      IFS 141    Self in Practice                    5.0
• Transition House Workers                            criminal record check (CRC) through the      PSYC 256   Introduction to Counselling         3.0
                                                      Criminal Record Review Program.*             Total Credits                                15.0
• Employment Training Counsellors
                                                    * All students must have received a "clear"    Academic Term 3 (Spring)                   Credits
Graduates of the program may choose
                                                    criminal record check letter from the          IFS 142    Professional Practice               5.0
to continue their education at Camosun
                                                    Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
College in:                                                                                        Total Credits                                 5.0
                                                    General. The Criminal Record Review Act
• Indigenous Studies                                requires that students registered in a post
• Community, Family and Child Studies               secondary program where they may be            Indigenous Health
• Community Support and Education                   working with children and/or vulnerable        Care Assistant
  Assistant                                         adults must have a criminal record
                                                    check done through the BC Government's         The Indigenous Health Care Assistant (I
• Early Learning and Care                                                                          - HCA) program follows the provincially
                                                    Criminal Record Review program. The
                                                    Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Public     developed HCA curriculum with a focus on
Many graduates of the former First Nations
                                                    Safety and Solicitor General, Policing         Aboriginal community and culture. It is
Family Support Worker program have
                                                    and Community Safety Branch, is the            designed to provide Aboriginal students with
continued their education towards degrees
                                                    authorized body under the Act to make the      opportunities to develop the knowledge,
in:
                                                    determination of risk.                         skills and attitudes necessary to function
• Social Work                                                                                      effectively as front-line caregivers, and
• Child and Youth Care                              Any student found to be at risk by the         respected members of the healthcare
• Indigenous (First Nations) Studies                Ministry will not be able to participate       team, in community and facility settings.
                                                    in clinical/practicum experiences, and         Under the direction and supervision of a
• Education                                         thus, will not continue in this program.       health professional, graduates provide
Graduates of the Indigenous Family                  Information regarding application for the      person-centered care aimed at promoting
Support program may apply to Year 2 of              appropriate Criminal Record Check will be      and maintaining the physical, emotional,
the Community, Family and Child Studies             provided by the college once the minimum       cognitive, and social well-being of clients/
program (CFCS) and upon completion                                                                 residents.



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Upon completion of the program, graduates      requires that students registered in a post     Courses                                     Credits
are prepared to work in any level of           secondary program where they may be             ENGL 059   Intermediate English/HCA               0.0
continuing care, including home support,       working with children and/or vulnerable         HCA 110    Concepts for Practice                  4.0
adult day care, assisted living, and complex   adults must have a criminal record              HCA 120    Introduction to Practice               2.0
care (including special care units).                                                           HCA 130    Interpersonal Communications           3.0
                                               check done through the BC Government's          HCA 140    Lifestyle and Choices                  2.0
Students are required to participate in the    Criminal Record Review program. The             HCA 150    Healing 1                              5.0
practicum, clinical placements and classes     Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Public      HCA 154    Healing 2                              3.0
that may include day and evening hours and     Safety and Solicitor General, Policing          HCA 161    Personal Care Skills 1                 3.0
                                               and Community Safety Branch, is the             HCA 162    Personal Care Skills 2                 3.0
may include weekends.
                                               authorized body under the Act to make the       HCA 171    Clinical Placement 1                   1.0
Length:      Eleven months (49 weeks)          determination of risk.                          HCA 172    Community Practicum                    1.0
                                                                                               HCA 173    Clinical Placement 2                   3.0
Location:    Lansdowne Campus                  Any student found to be at risk by the          HCA 174    Transition Practicum                   1.0
                                               Ministry will not be able to participate        IST 114    Indigenous Studies Health 1            1.5
Starting:    Varies                                                                            IST 115    Indigenous Studies Health 2            2.0
                                               in clinical/practicum experiences, and
                                                                                               LRNS 103   Learning Skills for Social Sciences    2.0
Program Code:         HCA                      thus, will not continue in this program.
                                               Information regarding application for the       Total Credits                                    36.5
Specialization Code: IND
                                               appropriate Criminal Record Check will be
Admission Requirements:                        provided by the college once the minimum        Indigenous Human
                                               admission requirements have been met.
• Students must be of Aboriginal
                                               Students are responsible for the associated
                                                                                               Services Career Access
  ancestry*; and,
                                               costs. Any criminal record check done           This 8-month program is designed for
• Submit proof of satisfactory completion      outside of the college will NOT be accepted     Aboriginal learners who are interested
  of an English competency** test for this     and will result in additional cost to the       in careers in human/social/community
  program administered by the Assessment       student.                                        service. Students will explore educational
  Centre (phone 250-370-3597 for                                                               opportunities within the fields of Human
                                               Program Completion Requirements:
  schedule information).                                                                       Services while simultaneously developing an
                                               • Students must achieve a minimum of            understanding of their interests, abilities
* Camosun College considers any student
                                                 70% ("B-") in all HCA courses; successfully   and potential in an environment which
who is a descendant of the Indigenous
                                                 complete the community practicum and          supports the development of healthy
peoples of North America to be an
                                                 clinical placements; plus successfully        Indigenous self-identities. Students will
Aboriginal student. This includes status and
                                                 complete ENGL 059, IST 114, IST 115 and       develop realistic personal, career and
non-status Indians, Métis, Inuit and Native
                                                 LRNS 103 in order to graduate with a          educational goals and obtain the academic
Americans living in Canada.
                                                 Certificate in Health Care Assistant.         skills and prerequisites required to meet
** Students may be exempted from the                                                           their goals.
                                               Notes:
competency test provided they submit
                                                                                               Students will complete the program over
proof of a "C" grade minimum in English 10     1. It is recommended that students
                                                                                               two (2) semesters. Both semesters include
or ENGL 033. Transcripts must be submitted        volunteer in a long-term care facility
                                                                                               courses specific to English upgrading, and
to Enrolment Services.                            prior to beginning the program. This will
                                                                                               career and Indigenous exploration.
                                                  assist the student in understanding the
Program Participation Requirements:
                                                  role of the HCA and help in determining      Students who complete this program will
• Students will be required to attend an          whether this is an appropriate career        be eligible to continue their education
  orientation on the first day of class or        choice.                                      to obtain a diploma or certificate from a
  risk losing their seat in the program;                                                       program in the School of Health and Human
                                               2. Attendance at a program information
                                                                                               Services, Department of Community, Family
• A TB skin test is compulsory. TB testing        session scheduled by Camosun College is
                                                                                               and Child Studies, or the Department
  must be done within three months of             highly recommended. Issues which may
                                                                                               of Aboriginal Education and Community
  program start and students must provide         interfere with progress in the program
                                                                                               Connections.
  documentation of this prior to the start        will be addressed at this time.
  of the first practicum. Hepatitis B and                                                      Students who successfully complete all
                                               3. It is strongly recommended that
  the flu vaccine are highly recommended                                                       the required courses as noted in the
                                                  students have basic computer literacy,
  and are available at your local health                                                       Indigenous Human Services Career Access
                                                  including experience with keyboarding
  clinic or through your physician;                                                            Program Completion Requirement will
                                                  and basic Internet search and email
                                                                                               have a seat reserved for them in the
• Due to new legislation that came into           skills.
                                                                                               Department of Community, Family and Child
  effect January 2011, every registered
                                               4. The work environment in which the            Studies or the Department of Aboriginal
  student who has practicum/clinical
                                                  Health Care Assistant student/graduate       Education and Community Connections
  placement involving work with children
                                                  will be employed requires demanding          destination program of their choice in the
  and/or vulnerable adults must undergo a
                                                  lifting and moving techniques and            next semester. Students will also need to
  criminal record check (CRC) through the
                                                  extensive hand washing. Any prospective      complete any additional non-academic
  Criminal Record Review Program*; and,
                                                  students with back, neck, or arm             admission or participation requirements
• FOODSAFE and Standard First Aid with            injury or serious skin disorders such as     specific to the destination program they
  CPR Level C are required prior to the           psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or latex       choose, such as volunteer hours.
  first clinical placement. Students will         allergy should consider carefully before
                                                                                               Some of the courses may be offered in the
  be responsible for the cost of these            making application to this program.
                                                                                               evenings during some of the semesters.
  certifications.                                 For the same reasons, students with
                                                                                               Subject to availability of space, students
                                                  significant health challenges are advised
* All students must have received a "clear"                                                    may study part time.
                                                  to consult with the Program Chair.
criminal record check letter from the
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
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Length:     12 months                          Notes:
                                                                                                     Combined Indigenous Career
Location:   Lansdowne                          1. Although it is not a requirement for
                                                  this program, students may find a home             Access and Family Support
Starting:   Fall
                                                  computer beneficial for their studies.             This 18-month program is designed for
Program Code: INDHSCACC                                                                              Aboriginal learners who are interested in a
                                               2. A TB skin test, Hepatitis B and flu
Admission Requirements:                           vaccination are highly recommended for             career working in human/social/community
                                                  students who take the Indigenous Family            service. Students develop an understanding
• Open to people of Aboriginal ancestry*                                                             of their interests, abilities and potential
                                                  Support Program or the Mental Health
  only; and,                                                                                         in an environment which supports the
                                                  Program and are available at local
• Submit proof of "C" in English 10, or           health clinics or through a physician.             development of healthy Indigenous self-
  ENGL 033; or assessment.                                                                           identities. Students will develop realistic
                                               Academic Term 1                                       personal, career and educational goals and
* Camosun College recognizes all Aboriginal                                                          obtain the academic skills and prerequisites
                                               Courses (Fall)                            Credits
students who are descendants of Indigenous                                                           required to meet their goal to become an
                                               BEST 041     Career Exploration                 0.0
peoples of what is now called North                                                                  Indigenous Family Support Worker. The first
                                               IFS 100      Exploring Indigeneity              3.0
America including status and non-status        IFS 118      IHSCAP Circle & Elders Teaching 1 1.0    eight months of the program will prepare
Indians, Métis, Inuit and Native Americans.    LRNS 103     Learning Skills for Human Sci      2.0   students for the ten month Indigenous
Program Participation Requirements:            Students must complete* one of the following if       Family Support Program.
                                               they do not already have a C+ or higher in English
• Students will be required to attend an       12, English 12 First Peoples, or equivalent, or       The Indigenous Family Support Program
  orientation on the first day of class or     alternate:                                            provides students of Aboriginal ancestry
  risk losing their seat in the program;       ENGL 050** Intermediate English                 0.0   with opportunities to develop knowledge,
  and,                                         ENGL 092** Provincial English Composition       3.0   skills, awareness and values needed to work
                                               ENGL 094** Provincial English Literature        3.0   with indigenous individuals and families
• All students must have received a "clear"    ENGL 096** Provincial Indigenous Literature 3.0       in schools and communities. The program
  criminal record check letter from the        ENGL 103*** Preparatory Academic Writing        3.0
                                               ENGL 104*** Preparatory English Literature      3.0
                                                                                                     promotes awareness of indigenous history
  Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor                                                            and culture. It provides opportunities
                                               ENGL 106*** Preparatory Indigenous Literature 3.0
  General.*                                                                                          for each student to reflect and develop
                                               Total Credits                           6.0 – 9.0
* The Criminal Record Review Act requires                                                            self-awareness and pride as an indigenous
that students registered in a post secondary                                                         person.
                                               * Students who have completed their
program where they may be working with         English prerequisites and who have an                 Indigenous Family Support practitioners are
children and/or vulnerable adults must         interest in reducing their course load for            prepared to support the development of
have a criminal record check done through      Semester 3 may choose to enrol in another             healthy Aboriginal individuals, families and
the BC Government's Criminal Record            elective of their choice.                             communities. Program graduates function
Review program. The Deputy Registrar of                                                              interdependently as members of a support
the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor    ** One of ENGL 094 or ENGL 096, combined
                                                                                                     team under the direction and supervision
General, Policing and Community Safety         with ENGL 092 is equivalent to Provincial
                                                                                                     of experienced professionals in health,
Branch, is the authorized body under the       English 12.
                                                                                                     education and/or human service settings.
Act to make the determination of risk.         *** One of ENGL 104 or ENGL 106, combined
                                                                                                     Students will complete the program
Any student found to be at risk by the         with ENGL 0103 is equivalent to Provincial
                                                                                                     over five (5) semesters. Semesters 1
Ministry will not be able to participate       English 12.
                                                                                                     and 2 include courses specific to English
in clinical/practicum experiences, and                                                               upgrading, and career and Indigenous
thus, will not continue in this program.       Academic Term 2
                                                                                                     exploration. Semesters 3–5 include the
Information regarding application for the      Courses (Winter)                          Credits     courses required to complete the Indigenous
appropriate Criminal Record Check will be      HLTH 111 Indigenous Community Health            3.0   Family Support Certificate.
provided by the college once the minimum       HLTH 112 Holistic Health and Healing            3.0
admission requirements have been met.          IFS 119     IHSCAP Circle & Elders Teaching 2 1.0     Graduates of the program find employment
Students are responsible for the associated    Students must complete* one of the following if       in roles such as:
                                               they do not already have a C+ or higher in English
costs. Any criminal record check done                                                                • Employees of Native Friendship Centres
                                               12, English 12 First Peoples, or equivalent, or
outside of the college will NOT be accepted    alternate:                                            • Aboriginal Education Assistants in public
and will result in additional cost to the      ENGL 050** Intermediate English                 0.0     and tribal schools
student.                                       ENGL 092** Provincial English Composition       3.0
                                               ENGL 094** Provincial English Literature        3.0   • Youth Service Workers
Program Completion Requirements:               ENGL 096** Provincial Indigenous Literature 3.0       • Child and Family Service Workers
• Students must successfully complete          ENGL 103*** Preparatory Academic Writing        3.0
                                               ENGL 104*** Preparatory English Literature      3.0   • Transition House Workers
  HLTH 111, HLTH 112, and IFS 100 with a
                                               ENGL 106*** Preparatory Indigenous Literature 3.0     • Employment Training Counsellors
  cumulative GPA of 2.0; and BEST 041, IFS
  118, IFS 119, and LRNS 103 with a "COM"      Total Credits                          7.0 – 10.0     Graduates of the program may choose
  or "DST";                                                                                          to continue their education at Camosun
                                               * Students who have completed their                   College in:
• Submit proof of a "C+" or higher in          English prerequisites and who have an
  English 12, EFP 12, or equivalent, or                                                              • Indigenous Studies
                                               interest in reducing their course load for
  alternate to qualify for a Certificate       Semester 3 may choose to enrol in another             • Community, Family and Child Studies
  in Indigenous Human Services Career          elective of their choice.                             • Community Support and Education
  Access.                                                                                              Assistant
                                               ** One of ENGL 094 or ENGL 096, combined
                                               with ENGL 092 is equivalent to Provincial             • Early Learning and Care
                                               English 12.
                                               *** One of ENGL 104 or ENGL 106, combined
                                               with ENGL 0103 is equivalent to Provincial
                                               English 12.


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Many graduates of the former First Nations     • Certificate in Indigenous Human Services    Year 1
Family Support Worker program have               Career Access:                              Academic Term 1 (Fall)                       Credits
continued their education towards degrees
                                                  • Students must achieve a minimum of       BEST 041     Career Exploration                 0.0
in Social Work, Child and Youth Care,                                                        IFS 100      Exploring Indigeneity              3.0
                                                    60% (“C”) in all program courses in
Indigenous Studies or Education.                                                             IFS 118      IHSCAP Circle & Elders Teaching 1 1.0
                                                    Academic Terms 1 and 2;
Length:     18 months                                                                        LRNS 103     Learning Skills for Human Sci      2.0
                                                  • Submit proof of a C+ or higher in
                                                                                             Students must complete* one of the following if
Location:   Interurban and Lansdowne                English 12, English 12 First Peoples,    they do not already have a C+ or higher in English
            Campuses                                or equivalent, or alternate; and,        12, English 12 First Peoples, or equivalent, or
                                                  • Successfully complete IFS 118 and        alternate:
Starting:   Fall                                                                             ENGL 050** Intermediate English                 0.0
                                                    119 to graduate.
                                                                                             ENGL 092** Provincial English Composition       3.0
Program Code: INDCAFSACC                       • Certificate in Indigenous Family            ENGL 094** Provincial English Literature        3.0
Admission Requirements:                          Support:*                                   ENGL 096** Provincial Indigenous Literature 3.0
                                                                                             ENGL 103*** Preparatory Academic Writing        3.0
• Open to people of Aboriginal ancestry*          • Students must achieve a minimum of       ENGL 104*** Preparatory English Literature      3.0
  only; and,                                        60% (“C”) in all program courses in      ENGL 106*** Preparatory Indigenous Literature 3.0
                                                    Academic Terms 3, 4 and 5; and,          Total Credits                           6.0 – 9.0
• Submit proof of "C" in English 10, or
                                                  • Successfully complete IFS 120, 121,
  ENGL 033; or assessment.
                                                    and 142 to graduate.                     * Students who have completed their
* Camosun College recognizes all Aboriginal    * Certificate graduates from the Indigenous   English prerequisites and who have an
students who are descendants of Indigenous     Family Support Program can apply to           interest in reducing their course load for
peoples of what is now called North            enter Year 2 of the Community, Family and     Semester 3 may choose to enrol in another
America including status and non-status        Child Studies (CFCS) diploma (Certificate     elective of their choice.
Indians, Métis, Inuit and Native Americans.    graduates can complete the program part-      ** One of ENGL 094 or ENGL 096, combined
Program Participation Requirements:            time over two years and will be required      with ENGL 092 is equivalent to Provincial
                                               to take some Year 1 courses. See Program      English 12.
• Students will be required to attend an       Leader for details.).
  orientation on the first day of class or                                                   *** One of ENGL 104 or ENGL 106, combined
  risk losing their seat in the program;       CFCS Diploma graduates may be eligible to     with ENGL 0103 is equivalent to Provincial
  and,                                         receive block transfer (60 credits) towards   English 12.
                                               the UVIC BA in Child & Youth Care. Transfer
• All students must have received a "clear"    credit for related programs at other BC       Academic Term 2 (Winter)          Credits
  criminal record check letter from the        Post Secondary Institutions may also be
  Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor                                                    HLTH 111     Indigenous Community Health        3.0
                                               available. Contact the Advising Centre of
                                                                                             HLTH 112     Holistic Health and Healing        3.0
  General.*                                    the institution of choice for more details.   IFS 119      IHSCAP Circle & Elders Teaching 2 1.0
* The Criminal Record Review Act requires      Notes:                                        Students must complete* one of the following if
that students registered in a post secondary                                                 they do not already have a C+ or higher in English
program where they may be working with         1. Attendance at a program information        12, English 12 First Peoples, or equivalent, or
                                                  session is highly recommended prior to     alternate:
children and/or vulnerable adults must                                                       ENGL 050** Intermediate English                 0.0
have a criminal record check done through         application to this program.
                                                                                             ENGL 092** Provincial English Composition       3.0
the BC Government's Criminal Record            2. A TB skin test, Hepatitis B and flu vac-   ENGL 094** Provincial English Literature        3.0
Review program. The Deputy Registrar of           cination are highly recommended and        ENGL 096** Provincial Indigenous Literature 3.0
the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor       are available at local health clinics or   ENGL 103*** Preparatory Academic Writing        3.0
General, Policing and Community Safety                                                       ENGL 104*** Preparatory English Literature      3.0
                                                  through a physician.
Branch, is the authorized body under the                                                     ENGL 106*** Preparatory Indigenous Literature 3.0
Act to make the determination of risk.         3. Standard First Aid with CPR Level "C" is   Total Credits                           7.0 –10.0
                                                  recommended.
Any student found to be at risk by the                                                       * Students who have completed their
Ministry will not be able to participate       4. It is strongly recommended that stu-
                                                                                             English prerequisites and who have an
in clinical/practicum experiences, and            dents have basic computer literacy,
                                                                                             interest in reducing their course load for
thus, will not continue in this program.          including experience with keyboarding
                                                                                             Semester 3 may choose to enrol in another
Information regarding application for the         and basic internet search and email
                                                                                             elective of their choice.
appropriate Criminal Record Check will be         skills.
                                                                                             ** One of ENGL 094 or ENGL 096, combined
provided by the college once the minimum
                                                                                             with ENGL 092 is equivalent to Provincial
admission requirements have been met.
                                                                                             English 12.
Students are responsible for the associated
costs. Any criminal record check done                                                        *** One of ENGL 104 or ENGL 106, combined
outside of the college will NOT be accepted                                                  with ENGL 0103 is equivalent to Provincial
and will result in additional cost to the                                                    English 12.
student.
                                                                                             Year 2
Program Completion Requirements:
                                                                                             Academic Term 3 (Fall)                       Credits
Graduates of the Combined Indigenous                                                         CFCS 120     Lifespan Development 1              3.0
Career Access Family Support Program                                                         IFS 110      Self, Family & Community            3.0
receive both a Certificate in Indigenous                                                     IFS 120      Circle and Elder’s Teaching 1       1.0
Human Services Career Access and a                                                           IFS 140      Introduction to Practice            2.0
                                                                                             PSYC 154     Interpersonal Relations             3.0
Certificate in Indigenous Family Support:
                                                                                             Total Credits                                  12.0




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Academic Term 4 (Winter)                Credits    Length:      24 months                         All qualifying documentation must be
                                                                                                  submitted prior to March 31st of the year
ENGL 175   Professional Writing for                Location:    Lansdowne Campus
                   Community Services        3.0                                                  of entrance.
IST 117    Indigenous Studies in Canada 2    3.0   Starting:    Fall
IFS 121    Circle and Elder’s Teaching 2     1.0
                                                                                                  *Volunteer Hours
IFS 141    Self in Practice                  5.0   Program Codes:
                                                                                                  • The kind of volunteer work the Medical
PSYC 256   Introduction to Counselling       3.0   MRAD1       Year 1                               Radiography Department requires of
Total Credits                               15.0                                                    applicants is that of an "interactive"
                                                   MRAD2       Year 2
                                                                                                    role rather than an "informational" role;
Academic Term 5 (Spring)                Credits    Admission Requirements:                          interacting with patients on a more
IFS 142    Professional Practice             5.0                                                    personal level. For example: reading to
                                                   This program is a partnership with BCIT
Total Credits                                5.0                                                    patients, playing games (cards, bingo,
                                                   and College of New Caledonia (CNC), and a
                                                                                                    etc.), providing for their non-medical
                                                   common admission process is being estab-
Medical Radiography                                lished. As such, the admission requirements
                                                                                                    needs (assistance with wheelchairs,
                                                                                                    mobility, etc.).
Medical Radiography is the art and                 and selection process are consistent with
science of producing medical images using          BCIT and CNC programs. The rigor of this       • The best environment to gain this all-
x-radiation. X-ray images can be film              program requires commitment beyond that          inclusive sensory experience of sounds,
or digital form and serve routine needs            of most other college programs. BCIT’s his-      smells and sights of the hospitalized
or form part of complex investigations.            tory with student success in the program         patient would be an extended/long term
The technologist produces images that a            is greatly attributed to their selection         care and/or retirement/seniors facility.
radiologist interprets in order to aid in          process. This program is in high demand
                                                                                                  • The following work experience will
medical diagnoses.                                 and the number of qualified applicants will
                                                                                                    not qualify for this requirement:
                                                   exceed the number of seats available, and,
The Medical Radiography program is an                                                               receptionist (dental, medical,
                                                   as such, not all of those meeting minimum
intense 24 continuous months of full-time                                                           veterinarian, imaging clinic, medical lab
                                                   requirements can be admitted. The admis-
study (without summer breaks), combining                                                            clinic, physiotherapy clinic), medical
                                                   sion process is composed of several stages.
didactic and clinical instruction. Students                                                         office assistant (MOA), dental assistant,
receive intensive theoretical and practical        Stage 1:                                         life guard, day/child care staff.
instruction through lectures, labs, online         All applicants must provide proof of           • The applicant must submit a letter
courses, as well as practical experience in        the following (these are the minimum             from the facility supervisor (Volunteer
the clinical environment.                          requirements):                                   Coordinator) confirming at least 40
Students are expected to act as surrogate                                                           volunteer hours and the role and
                                                   • High school graduation or equivalent;
patients to learn positioning techniques,                                                           responsibilities performed.
as well as interpersonal skills. Clinical          • Submit proof of "B" in English 12, or
                                                                                                  The volunteer hour requirement will be
practicums occur within hospital sites               English language proficiency, or EFP 12;
                                                                                                  discussed at the MRT Information Session.
throughout the province and provide an               or ENGL 092 & ENGL 094; or ENGL 092 &
                                                                                                  For unanswered questions about the
opportunity to apply knowledge learned               ENGL 096; or ENGL 103 & ENGL 104; or
                                                                                                  volunteer hours, please contact the School
throughout the curriculum. Students will             ENGL 103 & ENGL 106; or ENGL 140; or
                                                                                                  of Health and Human Services office at
be expected to travel and provide their own          ELD 092 & ELD 094; or ELD 097;
                                                                                                  250-370-3180.
accommodations for clinical experiences.           • Submit proof of "B" in Principles of Math
                                                                                                  Stage 2:
There is a high demand for radiography               12, or Pre-calculus 12; or MATH 105; or
graduates. The health care system is in              MATH 107; or MATH 115; or assessment;        A select number of applicants will be
a transition phase as new technology is                                                           invited to attend a multiple mini interview.
                                                   • Submit proof of "B" in Physics 12 or PHYS
establishing new responsibilities of care                                                         The following criteria will be taken into
                                                     104;
and treatment. Entering the Medical                                                               consideration for selection of applicants:
Radiological field means that you are              • Submit proof of "B" in Biology 12 or BIOL
                                                                                                  • Meeting the minimum requirements as
prepared for lifelong learning as your               103;
                                                                                                    outlined in Stage 1;
chosen career continues to change, grow            • A completed Physical Requirements Form
and advance.                                                                                      • A GPA for academic courses that is above
                                                     (this will be sent to applicants and/or
                                                                                                    the minimum required for each course;
Opportunities exist for graduates to                 available on-line);
continue training into imaging specialties                                                        • The quality and quantity of volunteer
                                                   • Attendance at an MRT Information
such as Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance                                                              work;
                                                     Session;
Imaging and other specialties. Graduates                                                          • The recent achievement of academic
also migrate into management, equipment            • 40 hours of volunteer work in a patient
                                                                                                    requirements (it is recommended
sales, research and educational roles.               related environment;*
                                                                                                    that the Science and Math course
Graduates of this program are eligible to          • Current Basic Life Support (Level C, CPR)      requirements be completed, or
write the national certification examination         certification;                                 upgraded, within the past five years);
to become registered with the Canadian                                                            • Any other related post secondary
                                                   • A resume outlining relevant work
Association of Medical Radiological                                                                 education achievements;
                                                     experience and any personal
Technologists (CAMRT), which is a                    achievements.
requirement to work in some provinces in                                                          • Any related work experience identified
Canada.                                            Note: It is highly recommended that              in a resume;
                                                   the academic admission requirements
                                                                                                  • Any personal achievements identified on
                                                   (excluding English) be completed within the
                                                                                                    the resume (for example; humanitarian
                                                   past five years. If more than five years has
                                                                                                    awards).
                                                   elapsed, upgrading in the required subjects
                                                   is recommended.




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Note: The above criteria are not inclusive       Program Participation Requirements:                    Academic Term 5 (Winter)                 Credits
of all criteria and are not in any particular                                                           MRAD   240   Radiographic Anat.& Physiology 2 1.0
                                                 • Submission of the Immunization Form
order.                                                                                                  MRAD   241   Radiographic Procedures 3         4.0
                                                   provided by the College.                             MRAD   243   Radiographic Sciences 2           3.0
In addition to the above criteria, the follow-                                                          MRAD   245   Physics: Medical Radiography 2    3.0
                                                 • Successful completion of a Medical
ing attributes are recommended to ensure                                                                MRAD   246   Relational Anatomy & Physiology 3 3.0
                                                   Terminology course (or on-line learning
the best possible success in the program.                                                               MRAD   247   Communication and Research Skills 3.0
                                                   module).                                             MRAD   248   Pathology 2                       3.0
These will be evaluated in Stage 2 and 3 of
the process.                                     • It is required that students have yearly             MRAD   249   CT - Physical Principles          3.0
                                                   respirator mask ‘fit-testing’ done.                  Total Credits                               23.0
• Applicants must have a strong sense
                                                   Fitting will be completed in the program             Academic Term 6 (Spring)                 Credits
  of responsibility, a caring nature, an
                                                   and students will be responsible for
  interest in the well-being of others,                                                                 MRAD 250     Clinical Education 3             5.0
                                                   completing this process and for any                  MRAD 255     Capstone                         3.0
  particularly the sick and injured.
                                                   associated costs.
                                                                                                        Total Credits                                 8.0
• Applicants must have excellent
                                                 Notes:
  interpersonal skills, strong problem-
  solving skills and the ability to function     1. The cost of all program admission and               Mental Health and Addictions
  as part of a team.                                 participation requirements is the                  The Mental Health and Addictions
                                                     responsibility of the applicant.                   Certificate program prepares students to
• Applicants must recognize that the
  profession is both physically and              2. The program will maintain a short                   be members of interprofessional teams
  mentally demanding and therefore                  wait list for entry into the same year,             supporting individuals who are experiencing
  must be able to cope well in a stressful          pending withdrawals or deferrals.                   mental health and addiction challenges.
  environment.                                      In extenuating circumstances, an                    Students learn to work from a strengths-
                                                    invited applicant may apply for a one               based perspective, emphasizing the
• Applicants must have a controlled
                                                    year deferral. The wait list will not               interaction between individuals and their
  sensitivity to disturbing scenarios such
                                                    be retained for future years. Those                 physical, social, and cultural environments.
  as trauma patients, surgical procedures,
                                                    applicants meeting the academic                     Students learn to use a holistic approach to
  and symptoms of hospitalized patients.
                                                    requirements, but not gaining a seat                support individuals mentally, emotionally,
• This occupation requires individuals              in the year of application will need to             spiritually, physically, and socially. Students
  to have excellent physical fitness and            reapply but will not need to resubmit               learn about diversity and culturally-
  mental acuity, including good eyesight            academic information already sent in.               responsive practice. They also gain
  and hearing.                                                                                          knowledge of Indigenous history and culture
                                                 Program Completion Requirements:
• Applicants must be competent in                                                                       in relation to mental health and addiction
                                                 • The student must achieve at least a C+               issues.
  written and oral English; must be able
                                                   in each course and a COM for all practice
  to accurately follow written instructions                                                             Students gain entry-level knowledge and
                                                   based courses in order to successfully
  and understand fast paced verbal                                                                      skills necessary to promote, support, and
                                                   complete the program and obtain a
  directions.                                                                                           strengthen the functioning of individuals
                                                   Diploma in Medical Radiography.
• Computer literacy, including interacting                                                              and community. Graduates may work in
  with various computer software                 Year 1                                                 community based, residential, and outreach
  programs, is required during the program                                                              settings.
                                                 Academic Term 1 (Fall)                   Credits
  training and eventual employment.              MRAD   102   Radiographic Sciences 1             3.0   Graduates of the program who wish
                                                 MRAD   103   Human Behaviour                     2.0   to continue their education may seek
Stage 3:
                                                 MRAD   105   Radiographic Anat.& Physiology 1    1.0   university transfer credit for some of the
Those with the highest scores on the             MRAD   107   Clinical Orientation                1.0   courses in the program. Program graduates
multiple mini interview will be invited to       MRAD   109   Radiographic Procedures 1           5.0
                                                 MRAD   111   Patient Care                        3.0
                                                                                                        are also prepared to continue their
visit and observe an actual radiography                                                                 education towards a diploma in Community,
                                                 MRAD   113   Physics: Medical Radiography 1      3.0
department and subsequently complete             MRAD   115   Relational Anatomy & Physiology 1   3.0   Family and Child Studies at Camosun
an on-line examination. Prior to the site                                                               College. Check the advising centre at the
                                                 Total Credits                               21.0
visit, a Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be                                                            institution of choice for transfer details.
conducted through the Ministry of Public         Academic Term 2 (Winter)                 Credits
Safety and Solicitor General (MPSSG) and                                                                This program is offered through face-to-
                                                 MRAD 120     Clinical Education 1              6.0
the student MUST have a clearance letter         MRAD 122     Pathology 1                       2.0     face and blended delivery, and is available
from the MPSSG before attending the site         MRAD 124     Radiobiology & Radiation Protect. 2.0     both full time and part time.
visit. Instructions about how to obtain          Total Credits                               10.0       Length: ten months (40 weeks)
this CRC will be provided by the college if
qualified after Stage 2.                         Academic Term 3 (Spring)                 Credits       Location:       Lansdowne Campus
                                                 MRAD 125     Relational Anatomy & Physiology 2 3.0
Stage 4:                                         MRAD 127     Ethics & the Healthcare System 2.0        Starting:       Fall
                                                 MRAD 129     Clinical Applications in CT       3.0     Program Codes: MHA
Scores from the interview, clinical visit
and on-line exam will be totaled and the         Total Credits                                    8.0
                                                                                                        Admission Requirements:
top 16 students will be offered seats in the
                                                 Year 2                                                 • Submit proof of a letter grade of “C+” or
program in a given year, pending completion
of the Program Participation Requirements        Academic Term 4 (Fall)                   Credits         higher in English 12, or English 12 First
prior to the program start date.                 MRAD 230     Clinical Education 2              6.0       Peoples; or a "C" or higher in ENGL 092
                                                 MRAD 235     Radiographic Procedures 2         2.0       and 094, or ENGL 092 and 096, or ENGL
                                                 MRAD 237     Interprofessional Health Practice 2.0       103 & ENGL 104, or ENGL 103 & ENGL
                                                 Total Credits                               10.0         106, or ENGL 140, or ELD 092 and 094, or
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• Submit a 300 or more word statement          Academic Term 1 (Fall)                    Credits   Successful completion of the Canadian
  outlining career goals and motivation for                                                        Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE) is required
                                               ENGL 175   Writing for Community Services     3.0
  entering the program; and,                   MHA 110    Foundations for Practice           3.0   to qualify for registration as a Registered
                                               MHA 111    Mental Illness & Interventions     4.0   Nurse in British Columbia by the College
• Attend a scheduled Mental Health and                                                             of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
                                               MHA 115    Therapeutic Relationships          4.0
  Addictions program Information Session.      MHA 125    Professional Practice 1            1.0   (CRNBC). The CRNE process is external
Program Participation Requirements:            Total Credits                               15.0    to Camosun College and the University
                                               Academic Term 2 (Winter)                  Credits   of Victoria. At the completion of their
• Students registered in partially online                                                          education, graduates will be prepared
                                               HLTH 111   Indigenous Comm. Health            3.0
  program courses must participate in                                                              to meet the professional practice
                                               MHA 120    Support Strategies                 3.0
  an orientation to distance education         MHA 126    Professional Practice 2            2.0   requirements, at the entry level, as
  systems and tools prior to or during the     MHA 130    Health Care Basics                 3.0   identified by the College of Registered
  first classes of the program.                MHA 135    Addictions and Interventions       4.0   Nurses in BC (CRNBC) for nursing education
• All students must have received a            Total Credits                               15.0    programs in British Columbia. Students will
  “clear” criminal record check letter         Practicum (Spring) (6 weeks)              Credits   also meet the Canadian Registered Nurse
  from the Ministry of Public Safety and       MHA 140    Practicum                          3.0   Examination (CRNE) competencies.
  Solicitor General.*                          Total Credits                                 3.0   The Nursing program provides graduate
* All students must have received a "clear"                                                        nurses with the theory and skills needed
criminal record check letter from the          Baccalaureate of Science                            to meet the changing health care needs
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor        in Nursing                                          of our society. Emphasis will be placed
General. The Criminal Record Review Act                                                            upon health assessment of individuals,
requires that students registered in a post    The Camosun College Baccalaureate of                families, communities and populations
secondary program where they may be            Science in Nursing program is a partner in          across the lifespan, and situated in
working with children and/or vulnerable        the Collaboration for Academic Education            practical experiences as the foundation of
adults must have a criminal record             in Nursing (CAEN) and offers a four-year            nursing theory. Students will be directly
check done through the BC Government's         Baccalaureate Nursing program with the              involved with clients in local hospitals and
Criminal Record Review program. The            University of Victoria and six other BC             community agencies. This will include some
Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Public     colleges and universities as well as Aurora         evening and weekend hours.
Safety and Solicitor General, Policing         College (Yellowknife).
                                                                                                   Registered Nurses are able to seek
and Community Safety Branch, is the            The purpose of the program is to educate            employment in a variety of work settings:
authorized body under the Act to make the      nurses to contribute to the enhancement             acute care hospitals, long-term care
determination of risk.                         of health for all Canadians and others in           facilities, clinics and community health
Any student found to be at risk by the         the global community. The program fosters           agencies. Following additional experience
Ministry will not be able to participate       critically reflective, independent, and             and/or education, RN's may qualify to work
in clinical/practicum experiences, and         motivated learners and practitioners with           in specialized areas.
thus, will not continue in this program.       an inquiry approach to lifelong learning in
                                               their practice. Within this program, learners       The Camosun College Nursing department is
Information regarding application for the                                                          committed to open, transparent processes
appropriate Criminal Record Check will be      are prepared to work with individuals,
                                               families, groups, and communities in a              of evaluation. This means that students are
provided by the college once the minimum                                                           encouraged to be proactive in approaching
admission requirements have been met.          variety of settings.
                                                                                                   their instructors about past progress and
Students are responsible for the associated    The program assists students to                     challenges as each new course starts.
costs. Any criminal record check done          develop knowledge, competencies and                 Faculty work as a team to maximize
outside of the college will NOT be accepted    understanding of their own and others'              learning opportunities and enhance the
and will result in additional cost to the      (individuals, groups, communities,                  quality of instruction. Evaluative feedback
student..                                      populations) diverse experiences of health          about current and past student progress
Program Completion Requirements:               and healing. By being cognizant of nurses'          is shared by course instructors with
                                               professional roles and the evolving health          other faculty in the Nursing department
• Students need to achieve a min of "C"        care system, students learn to work as              as needed in order to promote student
  in every course in the program and a         partners with clients and other health care         success.
  "COM" in MHA 140 in order to qualify         providers. Through their understanding of
  for the Mental Health and Addictions         and participation in the evolving health            Length:      Four years
  Certificate.                                 care system, graduates will be active               Location:    Lansdowne Campus
Notes:                                         participants and leaders in influencing and                      (for two years, four months)
                                               contributing to the promotion of health.                         transferring to the University
1. To find out where individual courses                                                                         of Victoria School of Nursing
   transfer to other BC post-secondary         Students entering the program at Camosun
                                               College continue directly (after 2 years, 4                      for remainder of the program.
   institutions students should check the
   BC Transfer Guide. To view current          months), to the University of Victoria for          Starting:    Fall
   block transfer agreements for diploma       completion of a Baccalaureate of Science in
                                               Nursing, or may transfer to another partner         Program Codes:
   graduates consult the BC Transfer Guide
   listed above. Check the advising centre     site if space allows. Through engagement            BSN1         Year 1
   at the institution of choice for details.   in teaching and learning, critical thinking,
                                               and critical reflection, the CAEN program           BSN2         Year 2
2. Program graduates are also prepared         provides baccalaureate academic education           BSN3         Year 3
   to continue their education towards a       for nurses.
   diploma in Community, Family and Child
   Studies at Camosun College.                 The credential, the Baccalaureate of
                                               Science in Nursing is awarded by the
                                               University of Victoria upon successful
                                               completion of the four-year program.




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Admission Requirements:                         review program. The Deputy Registrar of        4. Upon entry to the program, it is strongly
                                                the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor       recommended that students have basic
• Grade 12 graduation or equivalent;
                                                General, Policing and Community Safety            computer literacy including experience
• Submit proof of "B" in English 12, or TPC     Branch, is the authorized body under the          with keyboarding and basic internet
  12 (prior to 2007/08), or EFP 12; or ENGL     Act to make the determination of risk.            search and email skills.
  092 and ENGL 094; or ENGL 092 and
                                                Any student found to be at risk by the         5. Patient safety requires competency
  ENGL 096; or ENGL 103 and ENGL 104; or
                                                Ministry will not be able to participate          with basic mathematics (e.g., giving
  ENGL 103 and ENGL 106; or ENGL 140;
                                                in clinical/practicum experiences, and            medications) and spoken English (e.g.,
  or ELD 092 and ELD 094; or ELD 097; or
                                                thus, will not continue in this program.          giving/receiving patient reports). Math
  assessment;
                                                Information regarding application for the         and communication skills are evaluated
• Submit proof of "B" in Foundations of         appropriate criminal record check will be         throughout the program.
  Math 11, or Pre-calculus 11, or Principles    provided by the college once the minimum
  of Math 11, or Foundations of Math 12,        admission requirements have been met.          Year 1
  or Pre-calculus 12, or Principles of Math     Students are responsible for the associated    Academic Term 1 (Fall)                      Credits
  12, or MATH 073, or MATH 093, or MATH         costs. Any criminal record check done          BIOL 152    Anatomy & Physiology 1              4.0
  105, or MATH 107, or MATH 115, or MATH        outside of the college will NOT be accepted    ENGL 151*   Academic Writing Strategies         3.0
  116, or MATH 137; or assessment;              and will result in additional cost to the      NURS 110    Professional Practice 1             3.0
                                                student.                                       NURS 132    Health and Healing 1                3.0
• Submit proof of "B" in Chemistry 11, or                                                      NURS 142    Health Workshop 1                   3.0
  CHEM 100; and,                                Program Completion Requirements:               NURS 160    Relational Practice 1               3.0
                                                                                               NURS 180    Nursing Practice 1                  3.0
• Submit proof of "B" in Biology 12, or BIOL    • The baccalaureate degree must be
  103.                                            completed within seven years of              Total Credits                                 22.0
                                                  commencement of the program; and,            Academic Term 2 (Winter)                    Credits
AND
                                                • Students must complete each course in        BIOL 153    Anatomy & Physiology 2              4.0
• Attendance at a Nursing program                                                              NURS 111    Professional Practice 2             3.0
                                                  the program with a "C" grade minimum,
  information session. Call 250-370-3912                                                       NURS 133    Health and Healing 2                3.0
                                                  and obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.0           NURS 143    Health Workshop 2                   3.0
  for schedules.
                                                  ("C+") to transfer to the University of      NURS 181    Nursing Practice 2                  6.0
Program Participation Requirements:               Victoria. UVic includes repeated and         One (1) non-Nursing elective**                  3.0
                                                  failed courses in the GPA calculation for    Total Credits                                 22.0
• All students must attend the program            all required CAEN courses, including the
  orientation or may risk losing their seat       required English and elective courses.       Practicum (Spring) (6 weeks)                Credits
  in the program;                                                                              NURS 170 Consolidated Practice Experience 1 5.0
                                                Notes:
• A TB skin test is compulsory. TB testing                                                     Total Credits                                  5.0
  must be done within three months of           1. Assessment of English writing and
  program start and students must provide          comprehension, and mathematics              Year 2
  the department with documentation                skills, are recommended and available       Academic Term 3 (Fall)                      Credits
  of this prior to the start of the first          to students prior to beginning the          BIOL 252    Pathophysiology for Nursing 1       3.0
  clinical practicum. Hepatitis B and the          program. Guidance and upgrading             NURS 232    Health and Healing 3                3.0
  flu vaccination are highly recommended           courses are available to students who       NURS 242    Healing Workshop 1                  3.0
  and are available at local health clinics        feel they could benefit from additional     NURS 260    Relational Practice 2               3.0
  or through a physician. It is strongly           skills in these areas.                      NURS 280    Nursing Practice 3                  7.0
  recommended that students maintain                                                           Total Credits                                 19.0
                                                2. Students who are waiting to enter the
  complete and current immunization
                                                   Nursing program may wish to take            Academic Term 4 (Winter)                    Credits
  throughout the program;
                                                   ENGL 150 as well as two required non-       BIOL 253    Pathophysiology for Nursing 2       3.0
• It is required that students have yearly         nursing electives. In the planning for      NURS 233    Health and Healing 4                3.0
  respirator mask 'fit-testing' done. Fitting      elective selection at Camosun College,      NURS 243    Healing Workshop 2                  3.0
                                                   Academic Advisors can assist with the       NURS 281    Nursing Practice 4                  7.0
  will be completed in the program
                                                                                               PHIL 250    Healthcare Ethics                   3.0
  and students will be responsible for             course selection process. (BIOL 103,
  completing this process and for any              BIOL 150, BIOL 151, HLTH 110 and            Total Credits                                 19.0
  associated costs;                                PSYC 154 are not accepted as electives.)    Practicum (Spring) (6 weeks)                Credits
• Students are required to have                 3. The work environment in which the           NURS 270 Consolidated Practice Experience 2 5.0
  documented completion of current                 Nursing student/graduate will be            Total Credits                                  5.0
  Standard First Aid including CPR                 employed requires demanding lifting
  Level C for progression into Academic            and moving techniques and extensive         Year 3
  Term 2. Annual recertification of CPR            hand washing. Any prospective students      Academic Term 5 (Fall)                      Credits
  Level C must be maintained throughout            with back, neck, or arm injury or           NURS 332    Health and Healing 5                3.0
  the Nursing program; and,                        serious skin disorders such as psoriasis,   NURS 342    Healing Workshop 3                  3.0
                                                   eczema, dermatitis or latex allergy         NURS 360    Relational Practice 3               3.0
• All students must have received a "clear"        should consider carefully before making     NURS 380    Nursing Practice 5                  7.0
  criminal record check letter from the            application to this program. For the        One (1) non-Nursing elective**                  3.0
  Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor          same reasons, students with significant     Total Credits                                 19.0
  General.*                                        health challenges are advised to consult
                                                                                               * Students may use ENGL 150, ENGL 161,
* The Criminal Record Review Act requires          with the Nursing Chair.
                                                                                               or ENGL 163 in lieu of ENGL 151 toward
that students registered in a post secondary                                                   program completion.
program where they may be working with
children and/or vulnerable adults must
have a criminal record check done through
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** Required electives:                          • Submit proof of "B" in Foundations of         Branch, is the authorized body under the
                                                  Math 11, or Pre-calculus 11, or Principles    Act to make the determination of risk.
It is important to note that two non-nursing
                                                  of Math 11, or Foundations of Math 12,
electives must be completed by the end                                                          Any student found to be at risk by the
                                                  or Pre-calculus 12, or Principles of Math
of Academic Term 5 in order to progress                                                         Ministry will not be able to participate
                                                  12, or MATH 073, or MATH 093, or MATH
to Academic Term 6. Electives must be                                                           in clinical/practicum experiences, and
                                                  105, or MATH 107, or MATH 115, or MATH
university transferable and may be at                                                           thus, will not continue in this program.
                                                  116, or MATH 137; or assessment;
any level. (BIOL 103, BIOL 150, BIOL 151,                                                       Information regarding application for the
HLTH 110 and PSYC 154 are not accepted          • Submit proof of "B" in Biology 12, or BIOL    appropriate Criminal Record Check will be
as electives.)                                    103; and,                                     provided by the college once the minimum
                                                                                                admission requirements have been met.
One additional elective may be completed        • Submit proof of "B" in Chemistry 11, or
                                                                                                Students are responsible for the associated
prior to entry to Year 3 at UVic.                 CHEM 100;
                                                                                                costs. Any criminal record check done
Students considering transfer to a              AND                                             outside of the college will NOT be accepted
collaborative BC college or university                                                          and will result in additional cost to the
                                                • Attendance at a Nursing program
should consider an additional English                                                           student.
                                                  information session. Call 250-370-3912
elective which may be necessary in order
                                                  for schedules;                                Program Completion Requirements:
to meet graduating requirements of that
institution. (Consult that institution's        AND                                             • The Baccalaureate program must
calendar for program requirements.)                                                               be completed within seven years of
                                                • Current BC licensure as a Practical
                                                                                                  commencement of the program; and,
Year 3 and Year 4 at UVic                         Nurse; and,
                                                                                                • Students must complete each course in
6th, 7th and 8th Semester: See UVic             • Satisfactory LPN work experience within
                                                                                                  the program with a "C" grade minimum
calendar for program outline and course           the last two years with equivalent of six
                                                                                                  and obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
descriptions.                                     months full-time employment verified by
                                                                                                  ("C+") to transfer to the University of
                                                  a letter from an employer or supervisor.
                                                                                                  Victoria. UVic includes repeated and
Nursing Access for                              Program Participation Requirements:               failed courses in the GPA calculation for
Practical Nurses                                Upon commencement of Academic Term 1
                                                                                                  all required CAEN courses, including the
                                                                                                  required English and elective courses.
This program offers currently BC Licensed       of the Nursing Access for Practical Nurses
Practical Nurses (LPN's) the opportunity        program:                                        Notes:
to access Year 2 of the Camosun College         • A TB skin test is compulsory. TB testing      1. Assessment of English writing and
Collaboration for Academic Education in           must be done within three months of              comprehension, and mathematics
Nursing (CAEN) which, in partnership with         program start and students must provide          skills, are recommended and available
the University of Victoria, offers completion     the department with documentation                to students prior to beginning the
of a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing,         of this prior to the start of the first          program. Guidance and upgrading
prepares graduates to write the Canadian          clinical practicum. Hepatitis B and the          courses are available to students who
Registered Nurse Examination and seek             flu vaccine are highly recommended               feel they could benefit from additional
subsequent licensure as a Registered Nurse        and are available at local health clinics        skills in these areas.
with the College of Registered Nurses of          or through a physician. It is strongly
British Columbia (CRNBC).                                                                       2. The work environment in which the
                                                  recommended that students maintain
                                                                                                   Nursing student/graduate will be
The program consists of completion of             complete and current immunization
                                                                                                   employed requires demanding lifting
selected Academic Term 1 and 2 nursing            throughout the program;
                                                                                                   and moving techniques and extensive
courses, plus BIOL 152 and ENGL 151,            • Students are required to have yearly             hand washing. Any prospective students
ENGL 161 or ENGL 163 (or a non-nursing            respirator mask 'fit-testing' done. Fitting      with back, neck, or arm injury or
elective) in the Winter term, followed by         will be completed in the program                 serious skin disorders such as psoriasis,
completion of BIOL 153 in the Spring term         and students will be responsible for             eczema, dermatitis or latex allergy
along with ENGL 151, ENGL 161 or ENGL 163         completing this process and for any              should consider carefully before making
(or a non-nursing elective) if not taken in       associated costs;                                application to this program. For the
Term 2. The student enters Year 2 of the                                                           same reasons, students with significant
Nursing program in the following Fall term.     • Students are required to have                    health challenges are advised to consult
The student is given course exemption for         documented completion of current                 with the Nursing Chair.
Academic Term 1 nursing courses (with the         Standard First Aid including CPR Level
exception of NURS 110), NURS 170, and             C. Annual recertification of CPR Level        3. It is strongly recommended that
NURS 242 in Academic Term 3.                      C must be maintained throughout the              students have basic computer literacy
                                                  Nursing program; and,                            including experience with keyboarding
Length:      Six months (22 weeks)                                                                 and basic internet search and email
                                                • All students must have received a "clear"        skills.
Location:    Lansdowne Campus                     criminal record check letter from the
Starting:    Winter                               Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
                                                  General.*
Program Code: NAPN
                                                * The Criminal Record Review Act requires
Admission Requirements:                         that students registered in a post secondary
• Grade 12 graduation or equivalent;            program where they may be working with
                                                children and/or vulnerable adults must
• Submit proof of "B" in English 12, or TPC     have a criminal record check done through
  12 (prior to 2007/08), or EFP 12; or ENGL     the BC Government's Criminal Record
  092 and ENGL 094; or ENGL 092 and             Review program. The Deputy Registrar of
  ENGL 096; or ENGL 103 and ENGL 104; or        the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
  ENGL 103 and ENGL 106; or ENGL 140;           General, Policing and Community Safety
  or ELD 092 and ELD 094; or ELD 097; or
  assessment;


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Academic Term 1 (Winter)                  Credits   additional information. The cost is paid by        immunization throughout the program;
BIOL 152     Anatomy & Physiology 1           4.0   the student.                                       Students who fail to comply with
One (1) of the following:                                                                              immunization requirements of clinical
 ENGL 151* Academic Writing Strategies        3.0   Students will be required to participate in        placement agencies may be prohibited
 ENGL 161* Intro to Literary Genres           3.0   clinical placements that may include evening
                                                                                                       from attending practice education
 ENGL 163* Literary Canons and Contexts       3.0   or weekend hours.                                  experiences by Health Authority and
One (1) non-Nursing elective**                3.0
 NURS 110 Professional Practice 1             3.0   Length:          20 months (74 weeks)              clinical partner site policy.
 NURS 111 Professional Practice 2             3.0   Location:        Lansdowne                      • Students are required to have yearly
 NURS 133 Health and Healing 2                3.0
                                                                                                      respiratory mask ‘fit testing’ done.
Total Credits                               16.0    Starting:        Fall                             Fitting will be completed in the program
Academic Term 2 (Spring)                  Credits   Program Code: PN                                  and students will be responsible for
                                                                                                      completing this process and for any
BIOL 153     Anatomy & Physiology 2           4.0   Admission Requirements:
One (1) of the following:                                                                             associated costs;
 ENGL 151* Academic Writing Strategies        3.0   • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent;            • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level
 ENGL 161* Intro to Literary Genres           3.0
 ENGL 163* Literary Canons and Contexts       3.0   • Submit proof of "C+" in English 12, or EFP      C is required prior to the first clinical
  One (1) non-Nursing elective**              3.0     12; or "C" or higher in ENGL 092 and ENGL       placement. Annual recertification
                                                      094; or ENGL 092 and ENGL 096; or ENGL          of CPR Level C must be maintained
Total Credits                                7.0
                                                      103 and ENGL 104; or ENGL 103 and ENGL          throughout the program. Students
* Students may use ENGL 150 in lieu of                106; or ENGL 140; or ELD 092 and ELD            will be responsible for the cost of this
ENGL 151, ENGL 161, or ENGL 163 toward                094; or ELD 097; or assessment;                 certification; and,
program completion.
                                                    • Submit proof of "C" or higher in Principles   • All students must have received a "clear"
** Required electives:                                of Math 11, or Pre-calculus 11, or              criminal record check letter from the
                                                      Foundations of Math 11, or Applications         Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
Electives must be university transferable
                                                      of Math 12, or MATH 073, or MATH 137; or        General.*
and may be at any level. However, students
planning to take 3rd and 4th year electives           assessment; and,                              * The Criminal Record Review Act requires
at UVic should consider any prerequisites to        • Submit proof of "C+" or higher in PNUR        that students registered in a post secondary
UVic courses (see UVic calendar for specific          101 - Human Anatomy and Physiology for        program where they may be working with
courses). In the planning for elective                Practical Nursing (Note: A "C" or higher      children and/or vulnerable adults must
selection at Camosun College, Academic                in Biology 12 is a pre-requisite for PNUR     have a criminal record check done through
Advisors can assist with the course                   101); or equivalent*                          the BC Government's criminal record
selection process.                                                                                  review program. The Deputy Registrar of
                                                    *Note: Camosun College courses BIOL 150         the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
BIOL 103, HLTH 110 and PSYC 154 are NOT             and 151, or BIOL 152 and 153, or BIOL 143       General, Policing and Community Safety
accepted as electives.                              and 144 may be used as alternatives to PNUR     Branch, is the authorized body under the
Students considering transfer to a                  101.                                            Act to make the determination of risk.
collaborative BC college or university              Program Participation Requirements:             Any student found to be at risk by the
should consider an additional English
                                                    • Applicants with English as an additional      Ministry will not be able to participate
elective which may be necessary in order
                                                      language must meet the language               in clinical/practicum experiences, and
to meet graduating requirements of that
                                                      requirements set by CLPNBC (2011), and        thus, will not continue in this program.
institution. (Consult that institution's
                                                      be successful in one of the following:        Information regarding application for the
calendar for program requirements).
                                                                                                    appropriate criminal record check will be
                                                       • International English Language Testing     provided by the college once the minimum
Practical Nursing                                        System (IELTS) - Academic Version with     admission requirements have been met.
                                                         minimum scores of:                         Students are responsible for the associated
This program is designed to provide learners
with the knowledge, skills, judgments,                          •   Overall Band Score: 7.5         costs. Any criminal record check done
and attitudes to perform the full range of                      •   Speaking: 7.5                   outside of the college will NOT be accepted
competencies as identified by the College                       •   Listening: 8                    and will result in additional cost to the
of Licensed Practical Nurses of British                         •   Reading: 7                      student.
Columbia. The program provides a learning                       •   Writing: 7.5
                                                                                                    Program Completion Requirements:
experience that is integrated, professional,           • Canadian English Language
collaborative and culturally sensitive with                                                         • A minimum GPA of 65% ("C+") in each
                                                         Benchmarks Assessment for Nurses
an aim to prepare graduates to care for                                                               theory course and a "COM" in each
                                                         (CELBAN) with minimum scores of:
individuals and families at multiple life                                                             clinical course is required to graduate
                                                            • Speaking: 8
stages and in a variety of practice settings.                                                         from the program.
                                                            • Listening:10
Upon successful completion of the program,                  • Reading: 8                            Notes:
learners will be eligible to write the                      • Writing: 7
Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam                                                          1. It is recommended that all applicants
                                                    • A negative TB skin test or chest x-ray           complete volunteer hours in a health
(CPNRE).
                                                      is required prior to the first clinical          care facility prior to starting the
Successful completion of the Canadian                 placement. TB testing must be done               program. This will help prepare
Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE)             within three months of program start and         students for the reality of working as a
is required to qualify for registration as a          students must provide the department             nurse.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in British             with documentation of this prior to the
Columbia by the College of Licensed                   start of the first practicum. Hepatitis       2. Attendance at a program information
Practical Nurses of British Columbia                  B and the flu vaccine are highly                 session scheduled by Camosun College is
(CLPNBC). The CPNRE process is external to            recommended and are available at local           highly recommended. Issues which may
Camosun College. Refer to the College of              health clinics or through a physician.           interfere with progress in the program
Licensed Practical Nurses of BC website for           It is strongly recommended that                  will be addressed at this time.
                                                      students maintain complete and current


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3. The work environment in which the                 individuals, families and groups in a variety      vaccine are highly recommended and
   Practical Nursing student/graduate will           of settings. The graduate is prepared              are available at local health clinics or
   be employed requires demanding lifting            to nurse using Professional Standards of           through a physician;
   and moving techniques and extensive               Practice and competencies established by        • Current Standard First Aid with CPR
   hand washing. Any prospective students            the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of       Level C is required prior to the first
   with back, neck, or arm injury or                 British Columbia.                                 clinical placement. The student will
   serious skin disorders such as psoriasis,
                                                     Successful completion of the Canadian             be responsible for the cost of this
   eczema, dermatitis or latex allergy
                                                     Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE)         certification; and,
   should consider carefully before making
   application to this program. For the              is required to qualify for registration as a    • All students must have received a "clear"
   same reasons, students with significant           Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in British         criminal record check letter from the
   health challenges are advised to consult          Columbia by the College of Licensed               Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
   with the Program Chair.                           Practical Nurses of British Columbia              General.*
                                                     (CLPNBC). The CPNRE process is external to
4. Students are required to have basic               Camosun College. Refer to the College of        * The Criminal Record Review Act requires
   computer literacy including experience            Licensed Practical Nurses of BC website for     that students registered in a post secondary
   with keyboarding, Internet search and             additional information. The cost is paid by     program where they may be working with
   email skills.                                     the student.                                    children and/or vulnerable adults must
                                                                                                     have a criminal record check done through
Academic Term 1 (Fall)                     Credits   Students will be required to participate        the BC Government's Criminal Record
PNUR   114   Professional Practice 1           2.0   in clinical placements that may include         Review program. The Deputy Registrar of
PNUR   115   Professional Communication 1      2.0   evening or weekend hours.
PNUR   116   Variations in Health 1            3.0                                                   the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
PNUR   117   Health Promotion 1                2.0   Length:      8.5 months                         General, Policing and Community Safety
PNUR   118   Integrated Nursing Practice 1     4.0                                                   Branch, is the authorized body under the
PNUR   119   Pharmacology 1                    2.0   Location:    Lansdowne Campus                   Act to make the determination of risk.
PNUR   181   Consolidated Practice Exp 1       2.0
                                                     Starting:    Spring                             Any student found to be at risk by the
Total Credits                                17.0
                                                     Program Code: PNAC                              Ministry will not be able to participate
Academic Term 2 (Winter)                   Credits                                                   in clinical/practicum experiences, and
PNUR   124   Professional Practice 2           1.0
                                                     Admission Requirements:                         thus, will not continue in this program.
PNUR   125   Professional Communication 2      2.0   • Submit proof of Grade 12 graduation           Information regarding application for the
PNUR   126   Variations in Health 2            3.0                                                   appropriate Criminal Record Check will be
                                                       or equivalent;
PNUR   127   Health Promotion 2                2.0                                                   provided by the college once the minimum
PNUR   128   Integrated Nursing Practice 2     5.0   • Submit proof of "C+" in English 12, or EFP    admission requirements have been met.
PNUR   129   Pharmacology 2                    2.0     12; or "C" in ENGL 092 and ENGL 094; or
PNUR   182   Consolidated Practice Exp 2       3.0
                                                                                                     Students are responsible for the associated
                                                       ENGL 092 and ENGL 096; or ENGL 103            costs. Any criminal record check done
Total Credits                                18.0      and ENGL 104; or ENGL 103 and ENGL            outside of the college will NOT be accepted
Academic Term 3 (Spring/Summer) Credits                106; or ENGL 140; or ELD 092 and ELD          and will result in additional cost to the
PNUR   134   Professional Practice 3           1.0
                                                       094; or ELD 097; or assessment;               student.
PNUR   135   Professional Communication 3      1.0   • Submit proof of "C+" in Principles of         Program Completion Requirements:
PNUR   136   Variations in Health 3            3.0
                                                       Math 10, or Foundations of Math & Pre-
PNUR   137   Health Promotion 3                3.0                                                   • All theory courses must be passed
PNUR   138   Integrated Nursing Practice 3     4.0
                                                       calculus 10, or MATH 034; or assessment;
                                                                                                       with a minimum 65% ("C+") to progress
PNUR   183   Consolidated Practice Exp 3       2.0   • Submit proof of "C+" in Biology 12, or          into clinical placement. All clinical
Total Credits                                14.0      BIOL 103;                                       placements must be passed to progress
Academic Term 4 (Fall)                     Credits   • Submit proof of a Health Care Assistant         into the next semester, and into the
PNUR   144   Professional Practice 4           2.0     or Resident Care Attendant certificate          final preceptorship, and to obtain a
PNUR   145   Professional Communication 4      2.0     from a British Columbia public college*;        Certificate in Practical Nursing.
PNUR   146   Variations in Health 4            3.0     and,                                          Notes:
PNUR   147   Health Promotion 4                2.0
PNUR   148   Integrated Nursing Practice 4     5.0   • Submit proof (such as an employer letter      1. Attendance at a program information
PNUR   184   Consolidated Practice Exp 4       3.0     of reference) of 850 hours of satisfactory       session scheduled by Camosun College is
Total Credits                                17.0      HCA/RCA work experience within the               highly recommended. Issues which may
                                                       last five years.                                 interfere with progress in the program
Academic Term 5 (Winter)                   Credits
                                                     * Note that Long Term Care Aid or                  will be addressed at this time.
PNUR 185     Transition to Preceptorship       2.0
PNUR 186     Preceptorship                     3.0   Continuing Care Assistant graduates will        2. The work environment in which the
Total Credits                                 5.0    first need to upgrade their certificates to        Practical Nurse student/graduate will
                                                     RCA/HCA level. Furthermore, if applicants          be employed requires demanding lifting
                                                     do not have a credential from a BC public
Practical Nursing Access for                         college, they will need to have their
                                                                                                        and moving techniques and extensive
                                                                                                        hand washing. Any prospective students
Health Care Assistants                               credential and competency assessed for             with back, neck, or arm injury or
(This program is currently under review and          equivalency to Camosun College's RCA/HCA           serious skin disorders such as psoriasis,
will change. The next intake is tentatively          program.                                           eczema, dermatitis or latex allergy
planned for 2013.)                                   Program Participation Requirements:                should consider carefully before making
                                                                                                        application to this program. For the
This program is designed to allow Health             • A TB skin test is compulsory. TB testing         same reasons, students with significant
Care Assistant (HCA) graduates the                     must be done within three months of              health challenges are advised to consult
opportunity to bridge their knowledge                  program start and students must provide          with the Program Chair.
and experience into a condensed Practical              the department with documentation
Nursing program. It will prepare graduates             of this prior to the start of the first
to give professional nursing care to                   practicum. Hepatitis B and the flu



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3. Upon entry to the program, it is strongly          Length:      Four months (226 hours)
   recommended that students have basic
                                                                                                      American Sign Language
                                                      Location:    Lansdowne Campus
   computer literacy including experience                                                             This comprehensive program complies with
   with keyboarding, Internet search and              Starting:    Winter                             the provincial American Sign Language (ASL)
   email skills.                                      Program Code: ACTIVITY                          guidelines for post-secondary education.
                                                                                                      Courses are taught by immersion; all
Academic Term 1 (Spring/Summer) Credits               Admission Requirements:                         instructors are deaf and all communication
PNUR   101   Anatomy & Physiology               3.0
                                                      • Submit proof of Resident Care Attendant       is visual American Sign Language. The
PNUR   110   Professional Growth (Access)       2.0
PNUR   120   Health                             2.0     (RCA) or Home Support/Resident Care           programs consists of two levels of ASL,
PNUR   123   Health 3                           2.0     (HSRC) certificate, or Health Care            allowing students to earn two credentials,
PNUR   130   Healing and Pharmacology           4.0     Assistant (HCA) certificate, or the           American Sign Language: Prep Level and
PNUR   133   Healing 3                          5.0
                                                        equivalent (e.g., RN or LPN).                 American Sign Language: Basic Level, if
PNUR   140   Human Relationships                2.0                                                   they complete all courses. Students may
PNUR   150   Nursing Arts                       4.0   Program Participation Requirements:             exit with the ASL Prep credential if they
PNUR   153   Nursing Arts 3                     5.0
                                                      At least two weeks prior to the start date of   choose to end their studies there.
PNUR   160   Clinical Placement                 3.0
Total Credits                                 32.0    the practicum, students must submit proof       The ASL Prep Level is oriented to individuals
                                                      of:                                             who have little or no knowledge of
Academic Term 2 (Fall)                      Credits                                                   American Sign Language. The focus is on
PNUR 113     Professional Issues                1.0   • Due to new legislation that came into
                                                        effect January 2011, every registered         developing a beginning vocabulary and
PNUR 163     Clinical Placement 3               6.0
                                                        student who has practicum/clinical            developing basic skills to communicate
PNUR 164     Preceptorship                      6.0
                                                        placement involving work with children        personal and family information. Students
Total Credits                                 13.0                                                    who successfully complete this level will
                                                        and/or vulnerable adults must undergo a
                                                        criminal record check (CRC) through the       gain limited conversation and information-
                                                        Criminal Record Review Program*;              sharing skills, useful in communicating with
                                                                                                      friends, neighbours, family members and/or
Continuing Education                                  • Standard First Aid certificate (including     co-workers.
The School of Health & Human Services                   CPR Level C); and,
                                                                                                      The ASL Basic level program builds on skills
provides life-long learning through                   • FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate.                 acquired at the Prep Level, and strengthens
Continuing Education opportunities                                                                    skills in conversation, asking clarifying
including professional development and                Note: Some employers may require
                                                                                                      questions, phrasing, use of classifiers, and
career-oriented certificate programs.                 the following: Class 4 Driver's licence;
                                                                                                      building knowledge of linguistic functions
                                                      and minimum of one year related work
We also provide courses and programs as                                                               and grammatical features. Students
                                                      experience.
customized workforce training to meet the                                                             who complete this level will gain an
needs of your business or organization.               * All students must have received a "clear"     understanding of deaf culture and basic
Please call Continuing Education & Contract           criminal record check letter from the           skills to communicate with individuals who
Training at 250-370-4578 or email                     Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor         are deaf or hearing impaired. The skills
cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca to enquire about               General. The Criminal Record Review Act         acquired will support work with non-verbal
customized programs.                                  requires that students registered in a post     children using some signs.
                                                      secondary program where they may be
The following programs may have unique                                                                This program provides a complementary
                                                      working with children and/or vulnerable
application procedures, refund policies,                                                              credential for people who work with
                                                      adults must have a criminal record
etc. Phone 250-370-4578 or email                                                                      individuals who are deaf or hearing
                                                      check done through the BC Government's
cectinfo@camosun.bc.ca for current                                                                    impaired, or have developmental
                                                      Criminal Record Review program. The
program information and a complete                                                                    disabilities, such as Community Support
                                                      Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Public
information package.                                                                                  Workers, Educational Assistants, Child
                                                      Safety and Solicitor General, Policing
                                                                                                      and Youth Care Workers, Early Childhood
                                                      and Community Safety Branch, is the
Activity Assistant                                                                                    Educators, and health care or legal workers.
                                                      authorized body under the Act to make the
                                                                                                      The program structure also supports
                                                      determination of risk.
If you know you have a keen interest in                                                               students who wish to attend simply out of
working with older adults with cognitive              Any student found to be at risk by the          interest.
and physical challenges, you may be                   Ministry will not be able to participate
interested in becoming an Activity Assistant.                                                         Courses are offered via two access streams:
                                                      in clinical/practicum experiences, and
:Activity Assistants plan and implement,                                                              reserved (students are guaranteed a seat
                                                      thus, will not continue in this program.
under supervision, individual and group                                                               to the end of Basic mastery) or unreserved
                                                      Information regarding application for the
activities. Settings include care facilities,                                                         seats (students enroll in courses one at
                                                      appropriate Criminal Record Check will be
assisted-living settings, clients' homes,                                                             a time and may exit at any time). To
                                                      provided by the college once the minimum
seniors centres or residential group homes.                                                           complete the full program (Prep and Basic
                                                      admission requirements have been met.
They work collaboratively with other team                                                             levels), the program length is approximately
                                                      Students are responsible for the associated
members, families and volunteers.                                                                     one year via reserved seats and two years
                                                      costs. Any criminal record check done
                                                                                                      for unreserved seats.
                                                      outside of the college will NOT be accepted
This part-time certificate program starts in
                                                      and will result in additional cost to the       Students who have successfully completed
February and takes place over six weekends
                                                      student.                                        ASL training at a recognized institution
(about two weekends per month) until April.
The program concludes in June and includes                                                            (using the VISTA curriculum) within the last
                                                      Program Completion Requirements:
two flexible practicum periods, allowing you                                                          three years may apply for transfer credit or
to continue working while completing the              • Students must pass ACAS 250, ACAS             assessment.
program requirements.                                   251 and ACAS 252 with a minimum 65%
                                                                                                      Length:      One to two years
                                                        ("C+"), plus achieve a "COM" grade in
                                                        both practicums to obtain a Certificate       Location:    Lansdowne Campus
                                                        in Activity Assistant.
                                                                                                      Starting:    Winter
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Program Completion Requirements:               knowledge in a community setting. Students    Admission Requirements:
                                               may pursue continuing education towards
1) Certificate in American Sign Language:                                                    • Submit proof of Grade 12 graduation or
                                               professional membership in the American
    Prep Level - Students must complete                                                        equivalent; and,
                                               Herbalist Guild.
    AMSL 555V with a minimum grade of B-;                                                    • Submit proof of "C" in English 12, or EFP
    and AMSL 501V, and AMSL 502V and AMSL      The program is delivered online. Students       12; or ENGL 092 and ENGL 094; or ENGL
    503V and AMSL 504V with an overall         should expect to commit 5-10 hours per          092 and ENGL 096; or ENGL 103 and
    average of B- to receive the Prep Level    week to their online study.                     ENGL 104; or ENGL 103 and ENGL 106;
    certificate.
                                               Length:      Six months                         or ENGL 140; or ELD 092 and ELD 094; or
2) Certificate in American Sign Language:                                                      ELD 097; or assessment; and,
                                               Location:    Online and field practice
    Basic Level - Students must complete                                                     • Submit proof of "C" in Camosun
    AMSL 655V with a minimum grade of B-;      Starting:    September                          MATH 053, or Math 10 (Principles), or
    and AMSL 601V, and AMSL 602V and AMSL
                                               Program Codes: HERB                             Foundations of Math & Pre-calculus 10;
    603V and AMSL 604V with an overall                                                         or assessment; and
    average of B- to receive the Basic Level   Admission Requirements:
    certificate.                                                                             • Submit proof of keyboarding to a
                                               • Submit proof of "C" in English 10, or         minimum of 40 net words* per minute
                                                 ENGL 033, or satisfactory completion
Herbal Studies                                   of the English competency test
                                                                                               within six months prior to application.
                                                                                               Test must be from a recognized
Herbal medicine is the ancient use of plant      (administered by the Assessment               organization and show gross words,
remedies in the treatment of disease.            Centre).                                      timing, errors, etc.
Modern science now allows us to better         Program Participation Requirements:           * The Med Lab program deducts two points
understand their healing powers and how
they can complement traditional medicine.      • Students must be physically able to         per error if gross words plus errors are
The philosophy behind herbal medicine is         travel to Victoria, BC and participate      submitted.
to treat the person, not the disease. Our        in three seasonal herb walks in rugged      AND one of the following:
six-month, part-time program educates            terrain.
students to safely create effective, simple,                                                 • Submit proof of "C+" in Camosun
                                               Program Completion Requirements:                College's Medical Terminology course, or
affordable herbal remedies for personal
use, using sustainable practices.              • Successful completion of all courses          another Medical Terminology course with
Students will:                                   with a minimum of "B-" (70%) in HERB          a minimum of 60 hours.
                                                 501V, HERB 502V, HERB 503V, and HERB           OR
• Learn how to identify and use local wild
                                                 504V and successfully complete the field
  and cultivated healing herbs;                                                              • Submit proof of "C" in a Human Biology
                                                 experience for HERB 505V.
• Become knowledgeable in Western,                                                             course (e.g., Biology 12, or BIOL 103).
                                               Note: It is strongly recommended that
  Ayurvedic, and some traditional                                                               OR
                                               students have basic computer literacy,
  Indigenous philosophies and their use of
                                               including experience with keyboarding         • Submit proof of a minimum of six months
  herbs;
                                               and basic internet search and email             paid or volunteer work in a health care
• Create affective, simple, affordable         skills. Students will find a home computer      field (e.g., RN, LPN).
  herbal remedies for personal use and         beneficial for their studies.
  learn about sustainable herbal practices;                                                  Program Participation Requirements:
  and,                                         Medical Laboratory Assistant                  • Due to new legislation that came into
• Apply a holistic approach to health and      Medical Laboratory Assistants perform a         effect January 2011, every registered
  healing with herbs using modern science      vital role in the medical laboratory team       student who has practicum/clinical
  to enhance and complement their              in either a hospital or private laboratory.     placement involving work with children
  knowledge, efficacy and safety.              Students learn how to collect blood and         and/or vulnerable adults must undergo a
                                               other specimens for analysis, how to            criminal record check (CRC) through the
Students will explore traditional and                                                          Criminal Record Review Program.*
Western approaches of using herbs for          perform electrocardiograms (ECG's) and a
different remedies. The program theory         variety of basic laboratory procedures.       * All students must have received a "clear"
includes an introduction to the physical       The program meets the criteria set by the     criminal record check letter from the
structure and systems of the human             BC Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS).     Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor
body. Legal and ethical considerations of                                                    General. The Criminal Record Review Act
practicing herbalism will also be discussed.   The program is approximately 500 hours and    requires that students registered in a post
The practical component of this program,       is offered annually from September to May.    secondary program where they may be
"Learning on the Land," includes hands-on      The program is a combination of part-time     working with children and/or vulnerable
herb identification, harvesting, and           evenings and weekends with a full-time,       adults must have a criminal record
medicine-making for personal use.              daytime practicum component.                  check done through the BC Government's
                                               Length:      Nine months                      Criminal Record Review program. The
As the herbal industry is not presently                                                      Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Public
regulated, this credential provides                         Approximately 500 hours long
                                                                                             Safety and Solicitor General, Policing
validation that the student has received a     Location:    Lansdowne Campus                 and Community Safety Branch, is the
quality education from a reputable public                                                    authorized body under the Act to make the
post-secondary institution. While many         Starting:    September
                                                                                             determination of risk.
students will choose to attend for personal    Program Code: MEDLAB
interest, this credential serves to raise
the standard of the industry and helps to
promote a broader acceptance of holistic
medicine. This program provides a strong
foundation for students to create herbal
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Any student found to be at risk by the
Ministry will not be able to participate
in clinical/practicum experiences, and
thus, will not continue in this program.
Information regarding application for the
appropriate Criminal Record Check will be
provided by the college once the minimum
admission requirements have been met.
Students are responsible for the associated
costs. Any criminal record check done
outside of the college will NOT be accepted
and will result in additional cost to the
student.
Program Completion Requirements:
• Successful completion of all courses with
  a minimum of "C+" (65%) in MEDL 401V,
  MEDL 403V, MEDL 405V, MEDL 408V, MEDL
  411V, and MEDL 412V; and "COM" in MEDL
  409V and MEDL 410V.
Note: Hepatitis B and the flu vaccine are
highly recommended and are available at
local health clinics or through a physician.




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