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Indigenous Access Programs

Admission Requirements

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Indigenous Human Services Career Access

How to apply

When you apply, you'll need to submit your high school and/or post-secondary transcripts, if you have them, or assessment results to Admissions.

Other supports to consider

Contact the Centre for Accessible Learning if you have a documented disability. They can help arrange services and supports and act as a resource for you and your instructors.

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
Indigenous Ancestry This program is open to people of Indigenous Ancestry. Camosun College recognizes any student who is a descendant of Indigenous peoples of North America to be an Indigenous student. This includes status and non-status Indians, Metis, Inuit, and Native Americans living in Canada.

Upon successful completion of all the required courses, you'll have a seat reserved in the Community, Family & Child Studies' or Indigenous Education & Community Connections' destination program of your choice in the next semester. You will also need to complete any additional non-academic admission or participation requirements specific to the destination program you choose, such as volunteer hours.

Although not requirements for this program, please consider the following:

  • you will find a home computer beneficial for your studies
  • you will benefit from having basic computer literacy including experience with keyboarding and basic internet search and email skills
  • we recommend a TB skin test, Hepatitis B and flu vaccinations if you plan to enrol in one of the Human Services programs. The test and vaccinations are available at local health clinics or through a physician

Participation requirements

You will be required to attend orientation on the first day of class or risk losing your seat in the program.

Completion requirements

To graduate with a Certificate in Indigenous Human Services Career Access, you must successfully complete:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all of:
    • HLTH 111
    • HLTH 112 or IST 104
    • IFS 100
  • COM or DST in all of:
    • BEST 041
    • IST 118
    • IST 119
    • LRNS 103
  • C or higher in one of:
    • ENGL 091 and ENGL 093
    • ENGL 092 and ENGL 096
    • ENGL 103 and ENGL 096
    • Or submit proof of a C+ or higher in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples

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Missing admission requirements?

Camosun offers alternative courses and upgrading programs to help you get started, both on campus and in local First Nations communities.

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Victoria BC V8P 5J2
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