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Indigenous Education & Community Connections

Programs and Courses

Camosun offers programs designed especially for Indigenous learners plus a wide variety of courses with Indigenous content.

Programs with Indigenous Perspectives
Program Credential Description Length School
Archaeological Field Assistant Certificate Covers the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to work in an archaeological dig site. If you are a First Nations community member interested in participating in cultural resource management within a traditional territory, you'll find this intensive program useful. Offered in May. Includes weekend field experience. 1 month Arts & Science
Health Care Assistant – Indigenous Certificate Prepares you to provide care to families and individuals in First Nations and Indigenous communities. You'll be qualified to work as part of a health care team in any level of continuing care. This program is offered every few years. 49 weeks Health & Human Services/ Indigenous Education
Indigenous Business Leadership Diploma Business Administration - IBL helps you gain practical skills to succeed in a contemporary business environment, while exploring and building on your own Indigenous perspectives. Sixty percent of the seats are reserved for Indigenous students. Completion of first year leads to a certificate; second year leads to a diploma with a co-operative education option. 2 years Business
Indigenous Family Support Certificate Helps you develop knowledge, skills, awareness and values needed to work with indigenous individuals and families in schools and communities. 10 months Health & Human Services/ Indigenous Education
Indigenous Studies Diploma Prepares you to work in leadership capacities in reserve and urban communities and government. Transfers to other post-secondary degree programs. 16-24 months Indigenous Education
Indigenous Academic Upgrading Programs
Program Credential Description Length School
Indigenous Academic Upgrading varies Offers English, math and basic computer studies which include Indigenous components designed to meet the needs of Indigenous students. varies Access
Indigenous College Prep Certificate Prepares you to enter college programs that require English 12 and Math 10. The program focuses on Indigenous community issues. 8-12 months Indigenous Education/ Access
Indigenous Human Services Career Access Certificate Allows you to explore various human services career options and provides upgrading to meet admission requirements. 8-12 months Indigenous Education/ Access

Courses with Indigenous Content

The following courses are available to all Camosun students. In some programs, a percentage of seats may be reserved for program participants. These courses are indicated with an * after the course title.

To be assured of transferability, consult with an Academic Advisor before registering in any university transfer course. To find where a course transfers, check the BC Transfer Guide.

While all courses may not be indigenized, you can bring an Indigenous perspective to the course through assignments for courses like ART 150 or GEOG 102, for example. Independent Studies courses allow for that flexibility too.

Aboriginal in Trades program

If you want to build your career in the heart of a city, or work close to your First Nations community, chances are, there's a skilled trades job that's right for you.

Designed for eligible Indigenouss through the Indigenous Trades Training program initiative, this could be your answer to a hands-on career with competitive wages.

Cedar basket weaving

Looking for course outlines?

We provide an archive of course outlines for classes offered in previous academic years.

For course outlines for Academic Upgrading (English, Math, or basic Computer Studies) or the Building Employment Success for Tomorrow (BEST) program, please visit the School of Access Course Outlines page.

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