Human Services Programs
Human Services Programs
VIUs Human Services programs consist of certificates, diplomas, and a degree, which prepare students for a range of career opportunities in the human services field. Graduates have been successful in finding employment working with people in a variety of community settings.
Learning opportunities are student-centred, accessible and community-based; students are provided with a participative, cooperative and supportive learning environment that fosters student success and faculty and staff satisfaction.
Human Services programs provide transferability from entry-level certificate programs through career ladders to diploma and degree programs to meet emerging community and professional needs for flexible opportunities for individuals to pursue career and educational goals. Students wishing to transfer to other departments or institutions are responsible to determine if their course credits are transferable. Students should contact advisors in the receiving department or institution.
Unsatisfactory performance in any aspect of the program may be considered reason to require a student to withdraw from the program.
- Students may be admitted to only one program at a time. Students who wish to take individual courses without being admitted to a program may do so where space is available and when prerequisites have been completed.
- Students who take Human Services courses without being formally admitted into a Human Services program are not guaranteed entry into the program.
- Students are only able to take a practicum in the program in which they have been accepted.
- Credit for practicums are program-specific and cannot be used to meet requirements of another program.
- Any special considerations to the above must be approved by the program coordinators.
Students can take programs on a part-time basis. Courses may be offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends and in intersession. Students interested in part-time studies should contact the department to discuss opportunities for part-time study.
Criminal Record Check
Field work practicums may require a criminal record check prior to placement. Criminal Record Checks are requested through VIU. The Registration Centre at VIU will contact prospective students by mail regarding the requirements for a Criminal Record Check. Criminal Record Checks are processed through the Ministry according to the Criminal Records Review Act. A check completed through the RCMP is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the Act.
Updated June 13, 2012