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    Enjoy the benefits of smaller class sizes.

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    Getting creative with learning.

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    Be a positive influence in other's lives.

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Further Your Training

SPECTRUM: Lifespan Autism Resources & Training is an exciting, innovative online course. Increase your awareness and understanding of practical resources and approaches for support in schools, home and community.

Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
9-Month / 2 year
Certificate / Diploma

In the News

International Education Conference Welcomes Selkirk College SPECTRUM

An innovative online course offering resources about Autism Spectrum Disorder developed at Selkirk College appeared before a world audience at the Hawaii International Conference on Education taking place this January. Barely a year after SPECTRUM launched, hundreds of people in the West Kootenay and across the country have taken advantage of the Lifespan Autism Resources & Training according to Selkirk College instructor Jane Green, one of the driving forces behind the project.

Selkirk College Alumni Finds New Career Connecting to Community

You may recognize John Ryan as leader of the Moving Mosaic Samba Band. The band plays traditional Brazilian rhythms at festivals around the West Kootenay, connecting with community its mission. Just a few years ago, Ryan took this mission to heart as he sought out a new path.

Selkirk College Classroom & Community Support Worker Program Celebrates Diverse Abilities with Imagine...

Fostering inclusive community is important to students in the Classroom & Community Support Worker (CCSW) Program at Selkirk College. As they learn skills to help them work with people with differing abilities in both classroom and community contexts, advocating for those they support is paramount.

What Students Say

This program has changed my life. It has changed how I see the world, others as well as myself. I always tell people this is a "life" course and that I truly believe everyone would benefit from taking it.
Amber Larsen - EACSW Graduate 2017
I graduated from the Classroom and Community Support Worker program in 2010 and I am the author of “Kaleb Could Bounce”. I was born in the land down under, growing up on the East Coast of Australia in many places north and south of Sydney. Since 2008 I’ve been a permanent resident of Canada, living in Castlegar, BC,and loving the Kootenay lifestyle with my husband.
- Jody Pomeroy, Classroom and Community Support Worker Program 2010 Graduate. Currently in Australia.
I would and have recommended this course to others. When researching the CCSW program someone told me that this was the preferred program for hiring by the school district. Students are well supported and even if you struggle there are many avenues for help.
Jessica Benson - CCSW Graduate 2016
This program will change your life and inspire you as a person to be the best you can be out there in the world. You really get to know who you are and who you want to be. It was a real eye opener for me and it has transformed me for the better.
Brigitte Tromans - CCSW Graduate 2016
We both enrolled in the Classroom and Community Support Worker program and loved it.
Mariah Stoochnoff & Rebecca Benner, Classroom and Community Support Worker Graduate 2014
It's intense and hard work, but if you love working with people and want to help people grow, take this program.
- Heather Foley, CCSW Graduate 2014
This is a great program for anybody looking to get involved with classroom and/or community support work. The syllabus is packed with relevant information, and the underlying lessons in compassion and awareness truly shine through. I won’t regret this past year spent at Selkirk!
Alice Paradis - CCSW Graduate 2016