Human Services Foundation - 276

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

Program Highlights

  • Use your unique skills and talents to discover how you can best serve your community as a helper.

What you'll learn

  • Enhance important fundamental skills necessary to pursue future postsecondary studies.
  • Learn about social issues such as human rights, community building and inclusion.
  • Increase self-awareness, experience personal growth and other competencies required for a profession in the community services field.
  • How to work effectively as a team member in the community services field.
  • Importance of a healthy communities, and it’s impact on individuals, families and groups.

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.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

Thinking about coming to Mohawk?

Attend a College Information Session to:

  • Get help completing your application
  • Learn more about what Mohawk has to offer

Book your session now




Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $498.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,221.51 $2,656.41
Total 1st Year Fees $4,877.92

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $498.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,792.97 $8,215.97
Total 1st Year Fees $16,008.94

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


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

Option are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Group work, individual reflections, and raising awareness for marginalized community groups.
  • Work on assignments that challenge your own views, assumptions, and perceptions.
  • Guest speakers, labs and role-playing.
  • Participate in optional community-based visits, including a trip to New York City and local destinations such as Six Nations, community parks, community services, and agencies.



Where you can go next

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.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544


Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Tracey Richardson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2019

Additional Information