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Mental Health, Addictions, and Criminal Justice

Admission Requirements

Program Under Review

Thank you for your interest in Mental Health, Addictions, and Criminal Justice. We are currently not accepting applications for Fall intake 2020.

Admission requirements

Effective date: September 2019

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.

Post-Secondary Credential1

A minimum of a one-year credential in Criminal Justice or Mental Health from a recognized post-secondary institution (other credentials in these fields may be considered and approved by the Program Lead).


Proof of a diploma or bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution (and 600 hours of work or volunteer experience in the mental health or criminal justice field if degree unrelated to social sciences).

Statement of Intention

Submission of a 400-500 word statement outlining career goals and motivation for entering the program. Please submit your statement of intention by email (in PDF format) directly to the Program Lead.


English Proficiency Applicants to the program are expected to have English language proficiency with a strong recommendation of English 12 or higher.

Please submit your transcripts to Admissions along with your application.

1 The specified credentials include a comprehensive knowledge base and a substantial practicum experience. This experience is necessary as a foundation upon which to build skills and knowledge in the MHCJ program. Please contact the Program Lead if you need clarification.

Program recommendations

  • Students must have reliable internet access, and audio-video capabilities, and must possess computer skills including keyboarding, word processing, internet navigation, and email management to be successful in this online or blended delivery program.
  • Involvement in volunteer or work experience in human services prior to entering the program is encouraged.
  • Please consult the Student Success Checklist PDF to help you determine if you are ready to become a student, and where to find the appropriate support resources on campus.

Completion requirements

You must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C) in order to be awarded the Advanced Certificate in Mental Health, Addictions, and Criminal Justice.

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Missing admission requirements?

Camosun offers alternative courses and upgrading programs to help you get started.

What kind of applicant are you?

Camosun has three different applicant categories:

  • Adult
  • Current BC/Yukon High School Student
  • International

Learn more.

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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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