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45 Week* Community Support
Worker Training Program

Community Support Workers are vital for many people to achieve a higher level of independence and quality of life.

If you are organized, enjoy helping others and are looking to get established in a steady, professional career in a short time, a Diploma in Community Support could be an excellent opportunity.

“It was a fast paced course with an excellent teacher that filled us with lots of knowledge that will be essential for our employment. Best choice I made was taking this course.”

E. Harsanyi-Matlo,
Bredin College Graduate

Become a Qualified
Community Support Worker

The Community Support Worker Diploma Program from Bredin College provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career, without spending years in school.

As part of the program, you will get your very own laptop that you will use to develop your skills. Feel confident and at ease knowing you can complete coursework anywhere you are, all while receiving quality face-to-face instruction on-campus at Bredin College.

Classes are active and led by dedicated professionals with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you’ll train on an industry-current curriculum and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Family Dynamics
  • Substance Use
  • Crisis Intervention
  • At Risk Youth
  • Community Service Administration
  • Canadian Social Policy
  • And more!

Plus, you’ll receive specialized First Aid and CPR training. Becoming skilled in these essential programs you’ll be prepared to pursue rewarding positions. Training in First Aid and CPR can open more doors to potential employment opportunities.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program you’ll have the knowledge and ability required to obtain entry-level employment in a variety of interesting community-oriented settings, including:

  • Government Support Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Private Contracts

Positions are also available in case work and in the justice system.

Flexible Schedules

Whether you are working while you attend school, or have other important priorities, Bredin College’s flexible course schedule makes it easy to find the time to get trained. Choose between morning or afternoon classes that only require 4 hours of your time each day. This way you can invest in your future while continuing to live your life.

Full-time students complete this program in 26 weeks*.

Small Classes

There are never more than 12-15 students per class so you can pick up skills more easily, get one-on-one attention, and get qualified to pursue your goals in less time.

Affordable Career Training

We are dedicated to offering an affordable career training option in Alberta. Get the skills you need with no filler courses to drag out the program and drive up costs.

Career Support

Our Career Placement staff have the skills to help you every step of the way, from developing a standout resume to job hunting, interview techniques and more!

Real-World Training

Community Support students at Bredin take part in a 4-week practicum through trusted college partners who understand the value of Bredin’s training. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working financial professionals.

Student Success

Our Student Success staff are here to support you in every step of the way! From personalized tutoring to one-on-one student support, a range of services is available to ensure that your journey at Bredin is successful and rewarding.

The Bredin College Difference

Providing Quality Career Training For Over 40 Years

Bredin College is a professional institution that provides industry-responsive educational programming to individuals across Alberta seeking training in business or health care
or requiring retraining during career transitions. Using a personalized and innovative approach to addressing student needs, the team at Bredin College is well-positioned
to guide individuals through career planning while leveraging community partnerships
to provide employment opportunities.

Financial Aid:
Funding Your Career Training

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESP’s. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Is a Rewarding Career in Community Support Work Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Community Support Worker and exploring whether Bredin College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.
*Program length when completed in normal time.

For immediate questions, give us a call at:
Edmonton: 780-784-2020
Calgary: 780-784-2020
Edmonton West/Spruce Grove: 780-571-8692
Red Deer: 403-967-1070