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Community, Family & Child Studies

Admission Requirements

The Community, Family & Child Studies program starts every September. Apply early as it is a very popular program.

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

Requirement High school course Camosun course Alternatives
one of:
  • C+ in English 12
  • C+ in English Studies 12
  • C+ in English 12 First Peoples
  • Non-BC high school
Info Session Effective September 2018: Attendance at a scheduled Community, Family and Child Studies program Information Session. If you are unable to attend a scheduled session, please contact the Program Leader.

Participation requirements

Once accepted into the program:

  • Practicum placements are a mandatory component of this program.
  • Criminal Record Check: During this program, you may be working with children and/or vulnerable adults. In order to participate in work integrated learning experiences, such as a practicum or work term, you will need to complete a criminal record check through the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General for Camosun College. Camosun will email you with information on how to complete the Criminal Record Check (CRC) process. You are responsible for all associated costs.

Program Recommendations

We strongly recommend that you have basic computer literacy including experience with keyboarding, and basic Internet search and email skills.

Students may be required to provide documentation of the following by the practicum site:

  • A TB test may be required. Students are responsible for the cost of this test.
  • Students are highly recommended to maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C. Recommended immunizations are found on the Health Sciences Placement Network of Canada website by searching for immunization guidelines.

Completion requirements

Students must achieve at least 60% (C) in each program course including ENGL 151; one of ENGL 161, ENGL 163, or ENGL 164; PSYC 154; PSYC 256; HLTH 110; and one elective for a total of 62 credits with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (C+) in order to graduate with a Diploma in Community, Family and Child Studies.

Apply online

Missing admission requirements?

Camosun offers alternative courses and upgrading programs to help you get started.

What kind of applicant are you?

Camosun has three different applicant categories:

  • Adult
  • Current BC/Yukon High School Student
  • International

Learn more.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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