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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 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 or
Indigenous Human Services Career Access
Certificate ICP prepares you to enter college programs that require English 12 and Math 10. IHSCA allows you to explore various human services career options and provides upgrading to meet admission requirements. 8-12 months Indigenous Education/ Access

Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training

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 Indigenous students, 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.

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.

Criminal Justice
  • English 091 Indigenous Prov English Composition & Literature 1
  • English 093 Indigenous Prov English Composition & Literature 2
  • ENGL 096 Provincial Indigenous Literature
  • ENGL 164 Indigenous Literature
Environmental Technology
Indigenous Studies
  • HLTH 111 Indigenous Peoples’ Health
  • IST 104 Indigenous Ways Knowing
  • IST 116 Indigenous Studies in Canada 1
  • IST 117 Indigenous Studies in Canada 2
  • IST 120 Introduction to Indigenous Peoples
  • IST 136 Indigenous Justice & Law (coming September 2019)
  • IST 142 Land & Stewardship (coming September 2019)
  • IST 205 Indigenous Introduction to Social Work
  • IST 206 Indigenous Social Welfare
  • IST 220 Indigenous Art Studies
  • IST 230 Community Engagement & Action (coming September 2019)
  • IST 232 Indigenous Political Science
  • IST 234 Language and Land
  • IST 241 Gender & Identity
  • IST 243 Comparative Indigenous Issues
  • IST 250 QĆÁSET Indigenous Cultural Camp
Political Science
  • SOC 104 Indigenous People and Canada 1
  • SOC 106 Indigenous People and Canada 2
  • SOC 110 Women in Canadian Society
  • SOC 112 Minority Relations in Canada
  • SOC 160 Family and Community
  • SOC 210 Class, Status, and Power
  • SOC 230 Indigenous Research Methodology
Social Work
  • IST 205 Indigenous Introduction to Social Work
  • IST 206 Indigenous Social Welfare
  • SOCW 212 Social Welfare in Canada
Contact Us
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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