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Human Services Foundation

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Code:
1053
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

This one-year certificate program is designed to support students as they prepare to enter a variety of career-based academic programs in the human service fields. The program will strengthen students' academic skills and assist them in developing greater knowledge and awareness of the range of human service career options. Through intentionally designed program activities, students will engage with relevant career programs in order to develop a fuller understanding of the professional requirements of those programs and determine personal suitability and fit.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2018 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 100

Note:

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Human Services Foundation - Program # 1053

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Human Services Foundation - Program # 1053


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

  • Graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career-based programs with the prerequisite skills and knowledge to enhance their level of achievement in the career program of their choice.
  • A five-mark (5) bonus will be granted to any applicant who has successfully completed Conestoga's Human Services Foundation program and who is applying to any of the following Conestoga diploma programs: Early Childhood Education; Recreation and Leisure Services; Social Service Worker; Protection, Security and Investigation; Educational Support; and Pre-Service Firefighter.
  • Upon successful completion of the Human Services Foundation program (degree stream), students may apply to Conestoga's Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice or Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development degree programs.


For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description:
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HSF1005 Enhancing Student Success

Description: This course will prepare students to be successful in a post-secondary environment by discussing and developing strategies to address topics such as time management, financial management and stress management. Students will also develop skills and capabilities associated with academic preparation and personal development and apply these to their studies. In addition, students will explore the range of college services available that contribute to a successful college experience.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HSF1055 Interpersonal Behaviour and Human Services

Description: This course will support students in gaining a greater awareness and understanding of their own personal attributes and their fit with human service careers. Students will examine the relationships among human service attributes, intrapersonal attitudes and interpersonal professional behaviours. Specifically, they will analyze intrapersonal attitudes in order to develop interpersonal professional behaviours and demonstrate those behaviours through oral and written communication.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HSF1180 Career Exploration in Human Services

Description: This course will provide students with opportunities to deliberate on a range of career options in the field of human services and determine the “goodness-of-fit" between those careers and their own unique personality, expectations, and strengths. They will explore the range of careers in the human services and analyze the professional requirements associated with those careers. Specifically, they will investigate how those careers contribute to the health and wellness of individuals and communities and develop a career path that combines personal attributes with career expectations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1400 Essential Mathematics

Description: This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve basic arithmetic skills and to develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed for students to help them bridge any existing gap between their current preparation and college level math.

Topics include: fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percent, metric system and an introduction to algebra and trigonometry.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PSYC1040 Developmental Psychology

Description: This course combines the numerous theories of human growth and development, as well as practical appliction of the material as it relates to the human services field. It includes physical, social, intellectual, emotional and behavioural development from the contest of both family and community. The course also examines unusual and abnormal development or behavioural patterns. One hour weekly seminars provide a human services related perspective to the material, each one focusing on a specific phase of the life span. This course is part of the Recreation and Leisure Services program.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
COMM1835 Foundations in Presentation Skills

Description: This course will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HSF1035 Social Issues in Human Services

Description: This course informs students about major social issues in the field of human services that affect people and impact their communities. Students will investigate current societal issues and examine them through a historical context. In addition, they will analyze the nature to which these issues influence people's lives and contribute to the development of healthy individuals and communities.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HSF1145 Group Dynamics

Description: This course introduces students to the concept of working effectively in groups and of being part of a team. Building on human service attributes, students will analyze the characteristics of functional and dysfunctional teams within a framework of complexities associated with professional behaviours of this field. They will create a plan for developing strong teams, apply the plan in a classroom setting and evaluate its effectiveness.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HSF1210 Understanding Diversity

Description: This course will introduce students to the broader context of human diversity and the complexities associated with that. Students will investigate the relationship between understanding diversity and contributing to the development of healthy individuals and communities through careers in human services. With self as focal point, they will examine their own characteristics and condition in order to relate to concepts of diversity and privilege. Building on their human services attributes, students will describe the elements of inclusive communities and develop skills in order to interact with others with dignity, respect and sensitivity.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HSF1220 Applied Human Services Practices

Description: This course will connect students' human services career choices with professional practices. Building on career path interests, students will examine and analyze the practices associated with a specific career in the human services. They will describe how the professional requirements and the social contributions of these practices relate with the development of healthy individuals and communities.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option 2
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
HSF1230 Digital Literacy

Description: This course will introduce students to digital literacy as a way of understanding and navigating the complexities of modern society. Students will explore the meaning of digital literacy and investigate a wide variety of technologies and computerized applications that are strategically utilized as functional tools in the digital age. In addition, students will analyze how their own digital literacy relates to both personal and professional development. They will describe and analyze how developing a digital literacy relates to the core attributes associated with the human services and how an understanding of how strategically applying these technologies can be utilized to develop healthy individuals and communities.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1005 Math for Data Management

Description: This course introduces students to the application of statistical reasoning to managing data. Included in the course will be an overview of the research methods used by social scientists. Students will be introduced to descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inference, regression and correlation. The major components of the research process will also be introduced – developing theoretically informed hypotheses, examining research strategies and the architecture of social research, testing hypotheses through data management and the presentation of research findings. Students will develop the ability to read and critically analyze research reports and will be taught to avoid the ethical dilemmas and pitfalls endemic to social research.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

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For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Doon Closed
SEP, 2017 Doon Open
JAN, 2018 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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