Stay in community and begin your journey to college and a great career
Update your English and math skills while immersing yourself in a deeper understanding of Indigenous community and culture and working towards a rewarding career.
What to expect
Both ICP and IHSCAP are collaborative, 8–12 month programs that prepare you to enter university-level studies or a career in human services. The programs are delivered primarily 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. Students in both programs share some classes including Learning Skills, Career Exploration and Circle and Elders' Teaching.
Eyēʔ Sqậ’lewen: The Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections (IECC) office provides academic, financial and cultural support to students in the Indigenous Access Programs.
In ICP, you’ll take a provincial (Grade 12 alternative) English including Indigenous Literature, and Intermediate (Grade 10) Math. You’ll also participate in Indigenous Ways of Wellness courses which examine health and individual wellness issues from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives.
In IHSCAP, you’ll take a provincial (Grade 12 alternative) English including Indigenous Literature. You will also be enrolled in courses that focus on exploring your indigeneity, Indigenous community health, and holistic health and healing. IHSCAP, an award-winning program, prepares you for entrance into different human services programs at Camosun.