Camosun offers programs designed especially for Indigenous learners plus a wide variety of courses with Indigenous content.
For a limited time each year, Camosun College offers priority seating for qualified Indigenous students in all Health and Human Services programs. This includes Allied Health and Technologies; Continuing Care; Community, Family & Child Studies; Dental and Nursing programs. Learn more about Priority seats for Health Programs.
Academic Upgrading, Certificate
Offers English, math and basic computer studies which include Indigenous components designed to meet the needs of Indigenous students.
Archaeological Field Assistant, Certificate
Four weekends and three evenings
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.
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.
Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training, Certificate
There are two different trade avenues through our Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training office:
Indigenous Studies, Diploma
Helps you develop the knowledge, skills, awareness and values needed to work with indigenous individuals and families in schools and communities.
Indigenous College Prep - courses only
Take alternative upgrading courses in English, math, biology, chemistry and physics offered in partnership with the School of Arts and Science
Held in local First Nations communities, this certificate prepares Indigenous students for entrance into college-level courses and programs.
Learn to integrate Indigenous cultural norms, approaches and ways of being and doing into your leadership of communities, organizations or agencies.
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.