Native Child and Family Services Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    Native Child and Family Services Program will prepare graduates to work in a challenging, and dynamic environment reflecting the demands and changing trends in Aboriginal communities and Nations. The new 2-year program is congruent with individual family and community needs and current legislation. Graduates will continue to be exposed to a holistic approach to learning and human service training. Graduates will take to their employment a respect for, connection with, and understanding of traditions, values and beliefs of the community. They will be prepared to work in an intercultural, multilingual society where they can use all of their acquired knowledge, skills and experience to support families in the field of Child Welfare.
  • Practical experience
    There is also a co-op component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Native Child and Family Services Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 021     Communication Fundamentals I    3
    CS 007     Persuasive Writing    3
    HU 024     Historical Impacts of Colonialism on Indigenous Communities    3
    NC 101     Aboriginal Languages I    3
    NC 102     Introduction to Human Services    3
    NC 103     Child Welfare I    3
    MC 110     Microcomputer Applications I    3
    Total    18
    Second Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 031     Communication Fundamentals II    3
    General Education Elective (if student has taken CS007)   3

    NC 201     Aboriginal Languages II    3
    NC 202     Human Services II    3
    NC 203     Establishing Partnerships with First Nations    3
    NC 205     Field Placement I    14
    PY 063     Child and Youth Developmental Psychology    3
    Total    29  
    Third Semester
    Course Number / Title      Credits

    CS 330     Professional Communications    3
    NC 303     Advanced Seminar    3
    NC 304     Working with Families    3
    NC 305     Child Welfare II   3
    NC 306     Contemporary Aboriginal Society    3
    General Education Elective    3
    Total    18
    Fourth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    NC 401     Cultural Competency in Aboriginal Child Welfare    3
    NC 402     Field Placement Seminar    3
    NC 403     Field Placement II    28
    Total     34

    Fifth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    NC 550     Co-op Placement (optional 16 weeks x 35 hours/week)    34
    Total    34

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