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Mental Health & Addictions

Admission Requirements

Apply early as it is a very popular program and fills up fast.

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
one of:
Statement of Intention Submission of a 300 or more word statement outlining career goals and motivation for entering the program.
Info Session Attendance at a scheduled Mental Health and Addictions program Information Session within 18 months prior to the start of the program. If you are unable to attend a scheduled session, please contact the Program Leader.

Please submit your transcripts to Admissions along with your application.

Please submit your statement of intention by email (in PDF format) directly to the Program Leader.

Program recommendations

  • Advanced computer skills including keyboarding, word processing, internet navigation, and email management.
  • Involvement in volunteer or work experience in human services prior to entering the program is encouraged.
  • Standard First Aid (CPR Level C), current Food Safe, and Basics of Medication certificates are strongly recommended.
  • 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.
Students may be required to provide documentation of the following by the practicum site:
  • Students are highly recommended to maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C. Recommended immunizations are found on the Health Sciences Placement Network of Canada website by searching for immunization guidelines.

Participation requirements

Once accepted into the program:

  • Students registered in partially online program courses must participate in an orientation to distance education systems and tools prior to or during the first classes of the program.
  • Students are responsible to provide evidence that they do not have active TB. Acceptable evidence is a negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray. Evidence must be dated no more than six months before practicum start. Students are responsible for the cost of testing. An additional TB test is required after each possible exposure to TB and/or travel within an area that there is a known prevalence of TB.
  • Criminal Record Check: During this program, you may be working with children and/or vulnerable adults. In order to participate in work integrated learning experiences, such as a practicum or work term, you will need to complete a criminal record check through the Ministry of Justice for Camosun College. Camosun will email you with information on how to complete the Criminal Record Check (CRC) process. You are responsible for all associated costs.

Completion requirements

Students need to achieve a minimum of C in every course in the program and a COM in MHA 140 in order to qualify for the Mental Health and Addictions certificate.

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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
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Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
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