The overall goal of this program is to enable participants to acquire the theoretical knowledge in interpersonal communications, work with groups, learn instructional techniques and life skills. Graduates of this program will have successfully demonstrated the ability to facilitate and monitor group processes, and to guide others to utilize effective communication, decision making and problem solving techniques. The program will be of interest to professionals and para-professionals currently employed in the human and social service fields.
Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent (including English 12 with minimum 50% or alternatives) plus further post-secondary education (certificate, diploma or degree) in a related helping or social service profession
Minimum three years related work experience
Submission of two professional references (forms are available from the Continuing Studies offices)
Submission of a detailed resume including education and work experience
Submission of personal statement of rationale for program participation
Participation in a selection interview
Students must pass each component with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 08/23/2017