Pre-Community Services Program (A103)

2021-20222022-2023

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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 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 Social and Community 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Discuss the roles, responsibilities, career opportunities, academic and personal requirements for success in the Community Services and Child Studies field.
  2. Apply culturally sensitive communication and interpersonal skills to support team functioning in academic and professional settings with the ability to engage in self-reflection.
  3. Explain major theoretical models of behaviour associated with the study of psychology.
  4. Apply the appropriate client service strategies according to client behaviour/preference.
  5. Select the Community Services and Child Studies field best suited to personal and career interest.
  6. Explain how academic strengths, needs and personal health factors affect success and wellness in a college environment.
  7. Utilize written and verbal communication skills specific to the Community Services and Child Studies field.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

Code Course name
CARE1083 Community Services
PSY1083 Foundations of Psychology 1
COUN1007 Group Process I A
COMM1003 English Skills
COMM 1007 College English
PREP1017 Personal and Professional Development

SEMESTER 2

Code Course name
COMM1007 College English
PSY1084 Foundations of Psychology 2
SWRK1023 Introduction to the Field
PREP1009 Introduction to Community Research
GHUM1025 Speaking with Confidence
GSSC1064 Introduction to Sociology
GNED General Education Elective

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, visit georgebrown.ca/preparation.

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.

Career & Postgraduate 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 Care 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

Domestic Tuition

$3,731.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit our transfer guide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Andre Luiz Santos Carvalho, 2020 Graduate

As a Newcomer and International Student, I arrived in Canada excited and eager to be victorious in my new path. However, every new experience comes with insecurities and challenges. The Pre-Community Service program at George Brown College provided me with tools to develop my skills and the confidence to pursue my educational and professional goals. I received significant support from my professors, my classmates and the services available by the institution.

Roshanak Pour, 2016 Graduate

As a graduate of the Pre Community Services Program, I earned both the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully use a variety of quantitative approaches in my career. Pre- Community program's faculty assisted me to figure out my academic pathway. I can see the positive impacts of this program in my development and improvement throughout my journey of graduating from the Social Service Worker program at GBC to getting my Bachelor of Art in Psychology At York University and even now as a student who is studying the Master of Psychology program.

Ghofran Alyass, 2015 Graduate

As a GBC graduate, I am privileged in many ways, one of which I happen to be a graduate of the Pre-community Services Program that was where my success started and continues to grow. Thanks to the support of the faculty in Pre-Community, I am now not only a university graduate with an undergraduate degree in Critical Disability Studies from Ryerson University, but I am about to pursue my Masters in Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. My experience in the Pre-Community Services and my professors have made me the confident learner that I am today as I continue to pursue my love of learning.

Contact Us

Pathway Advisor
Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2562
Email preparation@georgebrown.ca.
Learn more about our college preparation programs and work preparation programs

Pre-Community Services Program Coordinator
Ashley Booth (abooth@georgebrown.ca)

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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

The Pre-Community Services program is taught at our St. James Campus at 200 King St. E., Toronto, Ontario. Sign up for an information session, book a campus tour or explore our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Pre-Community Services Program (A103)

2021-20222022-2023

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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 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 Social and Community 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Discuss the roles, responsibilities, career opportunities, academic and personal requirements for success in the Community Services and Child Studies field.
  2. Apply culturally sensitive communication and interpersonal skills to support team functioning in academic and professional settings with the ability to engage in self-reflection.
  3. Explain major theoretical models of behaviour associated with the study of psychology.
  4. Apply the appropriate client service strategies according to client behaviour/preference.
  5. Select the Community Services and Child Studies field best suited to personal and career interest.
  6. Explain how academic strengths, needs and personal health factors affect success and wellness in a college environment.
  7. Utilize written and verbal communication skills specific to the Community Services and Child Studies field.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
CARE1083 Community Services
PSY1083 Foundations of Psychology 1
COUN1007 Group Process I A
COMM1003 English Skills
COMM 1007 College English
PREP1017 Personal and Professional Development

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
COMM1007 College English
PSY1084 Foundations of Psychology 2
SWRK1023 Introduction to the Field
PREP1009 Introduction to Community Research
GHUM1025 Speaking with Confidence
GSSC1064 Introduction to Sociology
GNED General Education Elective

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, visit georgebrown.ca/preparation.

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.

Career & Postgraduate 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 Care 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

Domestic Tuition

$3,688.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

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

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.

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.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Contact Us

Pathway Advisor
Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2562
Email preparation@georgebrown.ca.
Learn more about our college preparation programs and work preparation programs at georgebrown.ca/preparation.

Pre-Community Services Program Coordinator
Ashley Booth (abooth@georgebrown.ca)

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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

The Pre-Community Services program is taught at our St. James Campus at 200 King St. E., Toronto, Ontario. Sign up for an information session, book a campus tour or explore our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Pre-Community Services Program (A103)

2021-20222022-2023

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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 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 Social and Community 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Discuss the roles, responsibilities, career opportunities, academic and personal requirements for success in the Community Services and Child Studies field.
  2. Apply culturally sensitive communication and interpersonal skills to support team functioning in academic and professional settings with the ability to engage in self-reflection.
  3. Explain major theoretical models of behaviour associated with the study of psychology.
  4. Apply the appropriate client service strategies according to client behaviour/preference.
  5. Select the Community Services and Child Studies field best suited to personal and career interest.
  6. Explain how academic strengths, needs and personal health factors affect success and wellness in a college environment.
  7. Utilize written and verbal communication skills specific to the Community Services and Child Studies field.

Courses

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
CARE1083 Community Services
PSY1083 Foundations of Psychology 1
COUN1007 Group Process I A
COMM1003 English Skills
COMM 1007 College English
PREP1017 Personal and Professional Development

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
COMM1007 College English
PSY1084 Foundations of Psychology 2
SWRK1023 Introduction to the Field
PREP1009 Introduction to Community Research
GHUM1025 Speaking with Confidence
GSSC1064 Introduction to Sociology
GNED General Education Elective

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/preparation

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.

Career & Postgraduate 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 Care 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

Domestic Tuition

$3,959.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

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

International Students

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.

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.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

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/preparation.

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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

The Pre-Community Services program is taught at our St. James Campus at 200 King St. E., Toronto, Ontario. Sign up for an information session, book a campus tour or explore our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.