Health & Human Services Pathway

Education Assistant and Community Support

The Education Assistant and Community Support program prepares you to support individuals with acquired and/or developmental disabilities both ethically and professionally in the context of home, school, work, and community settings.

This is a full-time ten-month course held at Camosun’s Lansdown Campus. If you take this course you will be ready for careers as a Community Support Worker,  Crisis Intervention Worker, Educational Assistant or Mental Health Care Worker.

For more information or to apply drop by the Career Centre and discuss your options with Ms. Cielen or Ms. Condie.



Front-line caregivers

As a Health Care Assistant, you’ll be given the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to function effectively as a front-line caregiver and respected member of the health care team in both community and facility settings.

Health Care Assistant graduates are in high demand.

Do you have a genuine desire to work with older adults and persons with disabilities? Are you intrigued by the possibility of assisting others with personal care in the practical aspects of their day-to-day lives? If you answered yes to all the above, then Health Care Assistant is the perfect career for you.

Health Care Assistant is a full-time, seven-month course at Camosun’s Interurban campus.

For more information or to apply drop by the Career Centre and discuss your options with Ms.Cielen or Ms,Condie


Indigenous Family Support

Supporting your ancestral roots

The Indigenous Family Support (IFS) Program provides students of Indigenous Ancestry* with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, awareness, and values needed to work with Indigenous individuals and families in schools and communities.

What about employment opportunities?

Graduates are prepared to function interdependently as members of a community support team. The team could include family members, elders, friends, and professionals. Graduates work under the direction and supervision of experienced professionals and paraprofessionals in health, education, and human services.

Many graduates of the former Indigenous Family Support program have continued their education towards degrees in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Indigenous Studies, and Education.

This is a full-time ten-month program at Camosun’s Lansdown Campus.