Program Information

Pre-Community Services is a one-year certificate program which allows students to gain exposure to various careers in the community services field including, but not limited to, working with children and youth, adults and families, and persons with special needs. This program is an excellent foundation for students entering community services. By taking this program, students will be able to make more informed decisions when choosing a career path and will be better prepared to enter a variety of career-based academic programs in community service professions such as Social Service Worker, Child & Youth Care, Early Childhood Educator and Developmental Services Worker.

Pre-Community Services students become more aware of community issues such as poverty, homelessness and mental illness through unique and flexible learning opportunities including workshops, community-based visits, guest speakers and hybrid courses. Pre-Community Services builds a strong foundation for post-secondary success by enhancing important fundamental skills necessary to pursue future studies.

See Course List

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

  • Grade 12 English C or U

Please Note: Students are encouraged to declare their program of choice with the Registrar's Office when registering for their first course. Students must declare their program of choice by the time they complete the third course in any one program. Applications for this program are not accepted through ontariocolleges.ca.

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-542-7751 ext 3412 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Course List

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Technology Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

See full device requirements.

Employment Opportunities

Through direct employment, transfers to other programs (colleges and universities) and upgrading, Pre-Community Services graduates may find employment in retail, industry, marketing and education. Students typically choose to go onto further education through Transfer Opportunities.

Please Note: Students seeking transfer credit (internal and external) should be aware that transferable courses may require a minimum grade level to qualify; grade minimums can vary by institution as well as by program.

Health, Community Services & Creative Design
519-541-2435

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Online Education
519-541-2400
online@lambtoncollege.ca

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