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Careers in Human Services

As part of the School of Community Studies and Creative Technology, we offer an array of programs designed to make a difference in the lives of other. 

Social Work Diploma

This two-year diploma program provides a comprehensive preparation for a career in social work and incorporates a unique multi-cultural focus which enables graduates to support their diverse clients.
 
Addiction Studies: Aboriginal Focus Certificate

Addiction Studies: Aboriginal Focus Certificate

Acquire the multilevel intervention skills necessary to support Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal individuals, families and communities in identifying and managing addictions. This 8-month full-time certificate program is classroom-based with an emphasis on community practicums and a focus on Aboriginal history and culture.
 
 
Addiction Studies: Aboriginal Focus Diploma

Addiction Studies: Aboriginal Focus Diploma

This 16-month diploma program will prepare individuals to become addictions practitioners - working with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations. Students will benefit from both classroom and practicum learning opportunities.
 
Disability Studies Certificate

Disability Studies Certificate

Imagine a rewarding career helping others reach their maximum potential. The 8 month Disability Studies Certificate program will equip you to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities, while taking an active role in creating inclusive communities.
 
 
Disability Studies Diploma

Disability Studies Diploma

Graduates will be prepared for challenging and diverse careers supporting the well-being of individuals with disabilities. Graduates of the Disability Studies Certificate program can continue their education for an additional 8 months and earn a diploma.
 
Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

The 8-month certificate program will prepare you to provide quality child care in a wide variety of settings and be eligible for Child Development Worker certification from Alberta Human Services (formerly referred to as Level 2).
 
 
Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

The 16-month diploma program will equip you to work in a child care setting at a supervisory or director level and be eligible for Child Development Supervisor certification from Alberta Human Services (formerly referred to as Level 3).
 
Education Assistant Certificate

Education Assistant Certificate

Are you interested in working with teachers in an educational setting to support children with diverse learning needs and exceptionalities? This eight month certificate program will prepare you to work with students supporting their cognitive, psychological, and social development.
 
 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education Certificate

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education program at Bow Valley College answers the growing demand for support workers and caregivers who have the knowledge and skills to cupport children, adults, and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
 
Health and Human Services Management Graduate Certificate

Health and Human Services Management Graduate Certificate

Become a leader in health care by developing the skills and knowledge to work in management positions in the health and human services sector. You will build upon the health or human services diploma or degree that you have already obtained to fulfill a leadership role.
 
 

Life Experience Equivalency Process

LEEP is an Alberta Provincial government program to help child care professionals advance from child development assistant to child development worker.