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Community, Family & Child Studies

What You’ll Learn

Community leaders in change

Are you inspired by the thought of working for equality, fairness and freedom for all? Are you intrigued by the thought of establishing a career based on positive change, working with individuals and families in a variety of community and social service settings? If you answered yes to all the above, then CFCS is the perfect path for you.

What to expect

Located at our Lansdowne campus, our program is two years, if taken full time. As a full time student, you'll take approximately five courses per semester. You can expect an additional 15 to 30 hours per week for homework, depending on your learning style.

Assessment occurs in all courses, and may include research papers, reflective journals, projects, presentations, and exams. It is a rigorous program with a combination of academic and hands-on practical experiences. You will develop leadership skills and participate in planning, advocacy and civic engagement activities to strengthen community.

Transfer opportunities

As a Community, Family & Child Studies graduate, you will have a choice of transfer opportunities including the Child and Youth Care degree program at UVic, or another Camosun certificate program.

Year 1

Your first year will include courses in lifespan development, family and community, professional practice, academic writing strategies, an introduction to community resources, and you’ll work with your classmates to develop and implement a project that contributes to the community.

Year 2

In your second year, you’ll take courses and gain experience in an off-campus practicum to enhance your relationship and support skills with an emphasis on diversity, current community issues and social justice. Practicum is a great place to begin to develop your professional reputation.

”I can see why Community comes first in the program name because it’s the love and support of a diverse community that has enabled me to make it this far.“

Kevin Beatty
CFCS Graduate, 2014

Picture yourself at Camosun!

  • Community, Family and Child Studies students at Parent Appreciation Day
  • Be at the centre of community change.
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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