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Indigenous Access Programs

Certificate in Indigenous College Prep or Human Services Career Access

Take your first step in community

Thinking of entering this program?

If you have the opportunity to be funded by a band, and you need to upgrade to meet the program prerequisites, do so now and then apply to your band in January or February so that sponsorship is in place for beginning these programs in September. Apply today! To learn more, drop by or book an appointment to see one of the Indigenous Advisors. Contact us for more information.

Stay in community and get the admission requirements you need for college

These two certificate programs prepare you to enter college and pursue university-level studies or careers in the field of human services. Taught at the Saanich Adult Education Centre near Brentwood Bay, you get the best of both community and college worlds.

Get ready for college

Designed for Indigenous* students, Indigenous College Prep (ICP) and Indigenous Human Services Career Access (IHSCAP) programs support and prepare you to get the admission requirements you need to enter other college programs and pursue university-level studies or careers in the field of human services. 

Located in Victoria, BC, traditional territory of the Coast and Straits Salish peoples, Camosun College welcomes 1,100 Indigenous students each year.

Support from community

Both ICP and IHSCAP are delivered primarily in community at the Saanich Adult Education Centre, part of the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board located on the Tsartlip First Nation near Brentwood Bay. One course is held at Lansdowne campus in the winter semester offering an opportunity to experience college life on campus.

For some courses, students from both programs come together to receive help and guidance from learning skills and career readiness specialists, Indigenous advisors and Elders.  

What you’ll learn

In addition to increasing academic skills, you’ll have opportunities to explore your strengths and gifts as you develop realistic personal, career and educational goals. 

You'll be encouraged to build on your self-awareness and pride as an Indigenous person as you discuss issues, challenges and opportunities impacting First Nations communities. While examining Indigenous history and culture, you’ll receive guidance through circle and Elders’ teaching.

Are you of Indigenous ancestry?

*Camosun College views any student who is a descendant of the Indigenous peoples of North America to be an Indigenous student. This includes status and non-status Indians, Métis, Inuit and Native Americans who reside in Canada.

You may be eligible for UCEP funding (University College Entrance Preparation) if you're a First Nations Band member.

Indigenous Access Programs

Credentials
Certificate in Indigenous College Prep
Certificate in Indigenous Human Services Career Access
Length
8 to 12 months
Study Options
Full-time or part-time
Start
September
Campus
Saanich Adult Education Centre
Department
Indigenous Education & Community Connections
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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