Pre-Community Services

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Program Code: PCOM (Full-Time) Length of Program: One-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Certificate
Term 1 COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing PSY-1003 Psychology I SOC-1003 Sociology I ELEC-XXX3 Elective HSF-1003 Introduction to Human Services Term 2 ANT-2003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology COM-2053 Communications for Community Services PSY-1053 Human Relations PSY-2003 Psychology II HGD-1013 Human Growth and Development

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.

Admission Requirements

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

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

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.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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Program Information
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