Human Services

Human Services

You want to make an impact in the lives of others, and you strive for a stimulating career where you can make a meaningful difference.

Choose from a wide range of programs in the human services area, and find the support that will make a difference in your success. Your goals and aspirations are a priority for experienced, inspiring faculty leading the programs. Prepare for a wide range of careers in classes of 34 students or less and be exposed to many opportunities for community-based learning where instructors are known for their real-world experience and passion for the field.

The human services program you choose will help launch a rewarding career with the confidence, skills and knowledge required for success, whether your field is social work, gerontology, health care assistance or child and youth care.

VIU Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Diploma Graduate, Summer Lin

Summer Lin

“After I graduated from the ECEC program, I was quickly promoted to a supervisor and after two years at the facility, I was promoted again as the manager to six staff members looking after 37 children. I was doing a lot of licensing and paperwork, and thought I could start my own daycare. My husband and I started Tenderfoot Childcare in September, 2016. I am now a proud small business entrepreneur, owning and operating an independent childcare centre. I love mentoring the ECEC students from VIU, especially the international students since we have similar background as immigrants. It is my honour to be on the executive board of the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) Nanaimo Branch for three years, and I have assisted the branch in organizing monthly professional development workshops for local ECEs.”

-- Summer is a graduate of the Early Childhood Education and Care diploma program.