Camosun offers programs designed especially for Indigenous learners plus a wide variety of courses with Indigenous content.
|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||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.
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.
- IST 092 Introductory Indigenous Studies
- IST 104 Indigenous Ways Learning
- IST 116 Indigenous Studies in Canada 1
- IST 117 Indigenous Studies in Canada 2
- IST 120 Intro to Indigenous Peoples
- IST 204 Special Individual Projects
- IST 205 Indigenous Intro to Social Work
- IST 206 Indigenous Social Welfare
- IST 220 Indigenous Art Studies
- IST 232 Indigenous Political Science
- IST 234 Language and Land
- IST 241 Gender & Identity
- IST 242 Environment & Stewardship
- IST 243 Comparative Indigenous Issues
- IST 244 Language Revitalization
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 Indigenous students through the Indigenous Trades Training program initiative, this could be your answer to a hands-on career with competitive wages.
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.