Human Services Foundation - 276

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Gain insight into a spectrum of rewarding community-based human service careers

The Human Services Foundation program lets students gain exposure to various study options within the Human Services field including working with children, youth, families and persons with special needs.

Students in Human Services Foundation will also learn about community issues such as poverty, homelessness and mental illness through unique and flexible learning opportunities including on-line learning, community based visits, labs and role-playing.

Students in the Human Services Foundation program, pay compulsory fees to attend a three-day, two-night trip to New York City. The trip to New York City provides students with the opportunity to discover and explore another culture through this experience. A valid passport is required in order to attend.

OSSD graduates considering postsecondary education relating to careers in the field of Human Services may use this as a pathway to further education, either at the college or university level. For more information visit the Pathways and Credit Transfer page.

Program Highlights

  • Learn about community issues such as poverty, homelessness and mental health through unique and flexible learning opportunities including online learning, trip to New York City, community-based visits, labs and role-playing
  • Participate in a trip to New York City
  • Increase self-awareness, experience personal growth and other related competencies required for a profession in the field of Human Services
  • Learn to work effectively as a team member in Human Services
  • Learn the importance of healthy communities and its impact on individuals, families and groups
  • Build a strong foundation for postsecondary success by enhancing important fundamental skills necessary to pursue future studies

Program Coordinator

Minimum requirements for admission to the Human Services Foundation Certificate program

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, E, C or U or equivalent
  • Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Graduate Opportunities

This program will provide students with an opportunity to pursue further post-secondary training in their area of specific interest, including:

Apprenticeship programs in Human Services:

Course Overview & Descriptions

For students starting January 2016. Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
Sep 2017

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