Pre-Community Services Program (A103)

PROGRAM
Pre-Community Services
CODE
A103
SCHOOL
School of Work and College Preparation
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
1 year (2 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CREDENTIAL
Ontario College Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
2017-2018
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The Pre-Community Services program provides opportunities for students to develop skills for admission to a number of Community Services programs at George Brown College. Students gain an overview of the helping field, including roles and systemic issues, and a theoretical basis through courses in sociology and psychology. A strong emphasis on learning in groups encourages co-operation, teamwork and mutual support.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The Pre-Community Services program provides students with an overview of the helping field, including roles and systemic issues, and a theoretical basis through courses in sociology and psychology. Students develop skills necessary for admission to programs in the School of Community and Social Services* at George Brown College and other post-secondary institutions.

Students improve their skills and confidence in a supportive learning environment. A strong emphasis on group learning encourages co-operation, teamwork and mutual support that will be beneficial in the helping professions.

Students are prepared to make effective and informed decisions regarding future education and career choices.

*Applicants to the Social Service Worker program are encouraged to apply well in advance of the ontariocolleges.ca application deadline for the following academic year.

Note: Students preparing to apply to the Behavioural Science Technology program are advised to take Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas Program (A109) rather than Pre-Community Services.

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Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
CARE1083 Community Services
PSY1083 Foundations of Psychology 1
PREP1009 Introduction to Community Research
COMM1003 English Skills
COMM 1007 College English
PREP1012 Personal and Career Development

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
COMM1007 College English
PSY1084 Foundations of Psychology 2
SWRK1023 Introduction to the Field
COUN1007 Group Process I A
GHUM1025 Speaking with Confidence
GSSC1064 Introduction to Sociology
GNED General Education Elective

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

The School of Work and College Preparation provides applicants and students access to a Pathway Advisor and a Student Success Specialist.

The Pathway Advisor provides students with information about upgrading options, pre-programs and articulation agreements, and helps facilitate the transition into further post-secondary programs. For more information, please contact Daniel Ramos at 416-415-5000, ext. 2562, email dramos@georgebrown.ca or visit georgebrown.ca/pathways

The Student Success Specialist assists students to meet their academic and career goals by providing general and personalized success strategies, peer learning groups, and college-wide resources. For more information, please contact Katrina Kieley at 416-415-5000, ext. 6298 or email kkieley@georgebrown.ca.

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of Pre-Community Services who achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and meet other program requirements may be eligible for admission to the Social Service Worker, Community Worker, Child and Youth Worker and other diploma programs in Community and Social Services at George Brown College. Successful completion of the certificate program may provide exemptions from certain Community Services courses, depending upon grade level achieved.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,708.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2016. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students 

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Call the Pathway Advisor at 416-415-5000, ext. 2562 or email preparation@georgebrown.ca.

Learn more about our college preparation programs and work preparation programs at georgebrown.ca/pathways.

For more information about George Brown College, call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.