Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.
Community Support Workers offer support, services, and encouragement to people with mental health issues, substance abuse problems, developmental challenges, or physical disabilities. Professionals in this field are employed by a variety of social services programs and community assistance and have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day.
If you’re a patient and non-judgmental “people person” looking to get started in a respected professional career where you can help others, you could be well-suited to succeed as a professional Community Support Worker.
This program offered in: Campbell River, Nanaimo, Maple Ridge, Parksville, and Surrey.
This program has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Convenient Morning & Afternoon Classes Available
As a student in the Discovery Community College Community Support Worker Diploma program, you’ll train hands-on during a 6-week practicum in real Community Support work settings. Practicums are an excellent way to gain real-world experience, make important industry connections and try different aspects of the profession before you graduate.
You will participate in a problem solving, case study, learner-centered approach to education. You’ll thrive in this learning environment if you are a responsible, self-determining person, able to engage in cooperative, collaborative, team-oriented learning with the guidance and support of our expert instructors.
Successful graduates of this program enter the professional world with confidence, knowing they have both the theoretical classroom skills and the hands-on, practical experience to make a real difference in their new career. With career-focused training and dedicated support from Discovery Community College, you could be working in a new, rewarding career in less than a year.
The best way to see if Discovery Community College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, get all your questions answered, and meet with both students and instructors.
Discovery Community College is committed to hands-on training and to graduating work ready students who are sought after by employers.
At Discovery, we strongly believe in the “learn by doing” philosophy. Our focus is on graduating fully-skilled, work-ready employees. The specialized career training programs from Discovery Community College are designed to equip you with all the knowledge and practical experience you need to achieve your career goals in a short period of time. That means you can be earning more money in a career you care about –without spending years in a classroom.
As part of our goal to offer the best hands-on training to our students, Discovery Community College has formed alliances with numerous distinguished community partners. We are also registered with and designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch of British Columbia, formally PPSEC, since 1996.
Designation is a process undertaken by schools who wish to prove their excellence by external standards and increase consumer confidence in their educational product. The process is controlled by the PTIB (The Private Training Institutions Branch), a government organization.
Because Discovery Community College has successfully completed the designation process, you can be sure that our performance in educational and administrative areas, the competence of the instructional staff, and the satisfaction rates with our students all exceed academic standards.