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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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HSW-130

Ed Assist in Cross-Cultural Classroom

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course is designed to provide Education Assistants with background knowledge and understanding of the administration and organization of schools, including working with diverse cultures. The roles of Education Assistants in the schools, and their relationships with other professional groups, parents and the local community are covered through various methods, Indigenous ways of knowing and an understanding of differing world views are woven throughout the academic material.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Human Services Certificate- Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus program. C in HSW 131, HSW 132, HSW 164, FNS 160, ENG 115 or ENG 116, and PSY 250.
  • Corequisites: HSW 166, HSW 137, HSW 170, PSY 251


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HSW-131

Cross-Cultural Comm Skills in Classroom

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

HSW 131 focuses on the enhancement of cross-cultural communication skills necessary to become more effective Education Assistants and Community Support Workers working in Aboriginal settings. Students will practice and demonstrate communication skills such as active listening, clarification and giving and receiving feedback non-defensively. Students will also learn cultural awareness skills to help them strategize and analyze situations involving cross-cultural communiction, conflict management and working in teams.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Human Services Certificate - Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus Program


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HSW-132

Cross-Cultural Social Analysis

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

HSW 132 is designed to investigate Indigenous perspectives on social issues at the local, national, and global levels. This course introduces students to a wide range of social issues, starting with the student's own experiences with social justice and cultural awareness. Using critical thinking and a participatory approach, learners will analyze the historical, political and social factors affecting the issues discussed. An Indigenous lens will be utilized through the use of guest speakers, videos, and supplementary material. Group works and cooperative learning activities will be used. This course is designed for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Human Services Certificate - Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus program


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HSW-136

Holistic Health And Well BeingPLA

3 hours lecture/lab, 3 credits

This course is designed to examine and incorporate holistic perspectives in the health of both clients and caregivers. Topics will include self-care and awareness, trauma-informed care and ethical and legal issues related to health care. It will also provide instruction in the basics of personal care for clients. Community resources for health information and support will be explored.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English 11, English 11 First Peoples, ENG 052, or assessment.


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HSW-137

Sup Strat for Skills Dev Cross-Cultural

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

HSW 137 introduces students to the principles of culturally responsible behavior support. Students will investigate current positive behavioral interventions and support (PBIS) strategies and compare and contrast these with traditional Indigenous approaches to behavior support and intervention. Culturally responsive support strategies for skill development and enhancement of quality of life will also be included.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Human Services Certificate- Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus program. C in HSW 131, HSW 132, HSW 164, FNS 160, ENG 115 or ENG 117, and PSY 250.
  • Corequisites: HSW 130, HSW 166, HSW 170, PSY 251.


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HSW-152

Foundations of Human Service Practice

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course introduces students to a wide range of social problems through exploration of definition, evidence, causation, consequences, values and intervention. The student will be introduced to a variety of viewpoints, with an emphasis on a critical thinking approach.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Acceptance into the Human Service Certificate Program


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HSW-164

Foundations of Community Support

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course introduces students to a diversity model approach regarding persons with disabilities. Supports and services that empower persons with disabilities are presented and the strengths of person with disabilities are emphasized. Issues of devaluation and discrimination of individuals with disabilities will be identified and discussed. There is a focus on person-centered practice and a strengths perspective.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all first term HSW courses.


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HSW-166

Health Care Principles

3 hours lecture/lab, 3 credits

This course gives an introduction to physical care planning with emphasis on developing physical care skills. Areas of study include basic anatomy and physiology of body systems, basic assessment and physical care skills, common health challenges among persons with physical disabilities, nutrition and food handling, body mechanics. Ethics and legal issues related to health care will also be explored. Community resources for health information and support will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all 1st term HSW courses


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HSW-167

Support Strategies for Skill Development

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course introduces students to the principles of positive behaviour support. Students will learn methods for identifying, observing, measuring, and reporting behaviour and skills. Support strategies for skill development and enhancement of quality of life will also be included.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all 1st term HSW courses


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HSW-170

Education Assistant/Community Support Practice Experience I

6 - 8 hours/week practicum + 3 hours seminar/week at NIC, 3 credits

Students complete a practicum of six to eight hours per week in an agency, facility or school setting. The practicum site is chosen to complement the course selection and certificate designation. This experience emphasizes a generic approach with a focus on the establishment of a knowledge base, initial skill development, and an understanding of professional expectations. Weekly seminars assist students to make a connection between theory and their practice while building proficiency at self evaluation.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all 1st term courses


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HSW-174

Human Service Practice Exp II

30 hours/week practicum placement for 6 weeks + 3 hours seminar/week, 4 credits

This full-time, six week practice experience completes the final component of the Community Support Worker and Education Assistant training. Students are placed in an agency, facility or educational setting, supporting individuals with a physical, cognitive, or psychiatric disablity. Students must successfully complete this practice experience at an employment readiness level in order to receive their certificate.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all 2nd term HSW courses


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HSW-190

Education Assistant in the Classroom

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course is designed to provide Education Assistants with background knowledge and understanding of the administration and organization of schools. The roles of the Education Assistant in the classroom and the relationship of the Education Assistant with other professional groups in the school and the community are also focal points of study. In order to promote understanding of issues associated with students with special needs, a study of controversial issues in education is undertaken.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all 1st term HSW courses


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HSW-250

Advanced Practice Experience

30 hrs/week practicum & 3 hrs/week seminar for 8 weeks, 5 credits

It is expected that the student enrolling in HSW 250: Advanced Practice Experience, is proficient in basic human service worker skills and is ready to move to a more challenging experience. As each practice placement site is unique and may require knowledge and skills specific to its mandate and client population, a contract of learning outcome expectations will be established at the beginning of the practice placement at a meeting between the student, the practice placement supervisor, and the classroom instructor. The student will be supported in her/his learning through weekly seminars.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in all fall Human Services Diploma courses and co-requisite full time enrollment in winter theory courses.


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