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Get the Skills to Be a Community Support Worker

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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.

Tuition Fees – $14,145

Books & Other Fees – $3,225.20

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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 rewarding career support without spending years in school.

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

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

  • Introduction to the Helping Profession
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
  • Community Service Work Administration
  • Community Practice
  • Human Health Service Model
  • Canadian Social Policy
  • Business Communications
  • Human Development & Development Through the Lifespan
  • Sociology & Psychology
  • Family Dynamics
  • Substance Use
  • Crisis Intervention
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Communication & Interview Skills with Clients
  • Human Sexuality
  • Report Writing
  • Community Service Work
  • First Aid Training
  • Legal Aspects of  Social Work
  • Group Facilitation
  • Career Strategies
  • Practicum Placement

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

Don’t Miss a Beat! Stay Home and Continue Your Education With Live, Interactive Online Classes

Bredin is here to help you complete your program during this extraordinary time. We have adapted to an online delivery method, so you do not experience interruption to your education and career goals.

Learn about how you can take advantage of our live, interactive online classes with individual support given by expert instructors tailored to your learning needs.

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Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and ability required to obtain entry-level employment in a variety of interesting health care settings, including:

  • Child/Youth Care Worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Addiction Support Worker
  • Family Place Worker
  • Newcomers Service Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Community Service Support Worker
  • Social Service Support Worker
  • Peer Support Worker

Positions are also available in recruitment agencies, sports and leisure, casework and training facilities.

Due to the career-oriented nature of the proposed program and the accelerated delivery format, we are not able to engage in transfer agreements with other Alberta Public Colleges.

Real-World Training

Community Support Worker 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 support professionals.

A professional practicum can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.

In alignment with regulations and recommendations from the Ministry of Advanced Education (PPC Branch), the majority of Bredin’s programs require that your practicum must be completed in a workplace that aligns with the learning outcomes of your specific program. In accordance with Bredin College’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and those of most workplaces, students will be expected to follow all of the protocols identified by the practicum placement. Some programs, such as self-paced Accounting and Payroll Administration and Office Assistant, can accommodate online practicums. In these cases, students are given the opportunity to complete an on-site practicum with an employer OR choose an Online Alternate Practicum, project-based, which includes interactive use of our online learning platforms, practical skill development, relevant assessments and tests, applicable research, interactive projects, and potential speakers if relevant to the program. Programs that are not eligible for online practicums include Early Learning and Childcare, Medical Office Assistant, Legal Assistant and Community Support Worker

Get Help to Fund Your Education

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 RESPs. 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.

I began this journey unemployed, and depressed, unhappy with the way my life was going until I learnt of the wonderful opportunity at Bredin College. I am walking away more confident, happy and excited to use my knowledge and new found skills in my new career. Staff are amazing, compassionate and kind hearted people who deserve all the recognition in their work.
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Kayla Lemaignan

Get the Support of a Proven Employment Leader

Our roots are in employment solutions. Our parent company, Bredin Centre for Learning, has been an employment leader in Alberta for over 40 years. We’ve helped thousands of people get the tools and support it takes to secure rewarding professional positions.

As a Bredin College student and graduate, you will benefit from the resources and rich network of employer connections Bredin has developed over the years. 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!

Is a Rewarding Career in Community Support Right for You? Get More Info…

If you are 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.

A helpful Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have.

For immediate questions, call:

Calgary 780-784-2020
Edmonton 780-784-2020
Spruce Grove 780-571-8692
Red Deer 403-967-1070

*Program length when completed in normal time.