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

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International students should apply online. Note: not all start dates are available to international students.
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Program description - September 2025

This one-year certificate program is designed to support students as they prepare to enter a variety of career-based academic programs in 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.

 

Note:

  • Upon successful completion of the Human Services Foundation program (diploma stream), students may apply to a number of Conestoga College programs, such as: Early Childhood Education; Recreation and Leisure Services; Social Service Worker; Educational Support; Police Foundations; and Protection, Security and Investigation.
  • 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.

Program details

Code: 1053
Start: September 2025
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Delivery: Hybrid
Length: 1 year
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

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Tuition & fees

Please note: Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2025 and later will be available Spring 2025.

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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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 OSAP & aid.

Awards & scholarships

Student Financial Services awarded more than 400 awards, scholarships and bursaries last year.

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Delivery sequence - September 2025 - Kitchener – Doon

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