The Community Support & Education Assistant program encompasses a holistic perspective on supporting individuals with disabilities as it explores support in various settings including both the community and the school system. You’ll acquire the knowledge, skills and values necessary to provide support for individuals and community in order to facilitate inclusion and participation.
Make a difference
As a Community Support & Education Assistant (CSEA) student you will learn to effectively support and enhance the quality of life of citizens with developmental disabilities in our community.
Your classroom and practicum experiences will prepare you for work in school, home, work, and other community settings where people with developmental disabilities learn, work, live and socialize.
We'll help you succeed
Through the 3 semesters of the CSEA program, you will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to promote and advocate for the meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.
Program courses are designed so that upon graduation you will be able to apply your knowledge of community supports, holistic well-being, professionalism, and disability issues to your work with families, in individualized arrangements, and human service organizations.
Graduates work as part of a professional team in community, home, school, and day program settings to support children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities.
Career paths include a range of community-based positions such as education assistants, residential counsellors and job coaches. Employers include non-profit and private organizations, public and private school settings, as well as families and persons with disabilities.
Completion of this certificate provides you with transfer credits toward year 2 of the Community, Family and Child Studies Diploma. It also provides you with transfer credit to some degree programs (e.g. School of Child and Youth Care and Social Work), at other BC institutions such as the University of Victoria and Vancouver Island University.
Consult the advising centre of the university of your choice or check with a Camosun College Academic Advisor for transfer details.
Community Support and Education Assistant
- 10 months full-time or 2 years part-time
- Study Options
- Full time or Part time
- Work Experience
- Two practicum placements
- September or January (Part Time)
- Lansdowne (Interurban as of 2019)
- Health & Human Services
Professional Development Course
This winter, Camosun is offering an evening course for working professionals and any student interested in expanding their knowledge in community and educational support. This course can be used as credit towards the completion of the college's Community Support & Education Assistant Certificate Program.
This course will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5-6:50pm at the Lansdowne campus.
- Attend classes in the evening during the week
- Earn academic credits towards your Camosun College Community Support & Education Certificate
- Expand your professional network
- No prerequisites required
Necessary skills for learners: internet navigation, word processing, email.
Contact Admissions for information about applying to Camosun.