Channel your compassion into a meaningful, in-demand career making a real difference in people’s lives. Learn in small classes from dedicated, knowledgeable instructors with hands-on experience.
You’ll develop advocacy skills, technical skills and practical skills and have the opportunity to participate in community outreach placements. Many courses have transfer opportunities.
My main goal in entering Selkirk College is to grow as an individual packed with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to serve my community and hopefully give something for the betterment of the world. The instructors here are very engaged and willing to support the needs of the students. The positivity that the instructors are giving me, is providing me the inspiration to go forward.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
With all four years of classes held at Selkirk College, you will get to study in one of BC’s most beautiful regions and graduate with a University of Victoria Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
Child and Youth Care (CYC) Specialty – Human Services Diploma
This program provides the second year of training in a specific human services field, and prepares students for work in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings. Practicum experience in community agencies develops your working knowledge of partnerships, hands-on training in the dynamics of interpersonal relationships and employment opportunities within your client group.
Community Support Worker Associate Certificate
An exciting professional development opportunity for experienced support workers!
Early Childhood Care & Education
Learn how to create programs and environments that are child-centred, nurturing and rich for supporting child development. Our program incorporates a variety of teaching learning strategies, including case study and theoretical analysis, cooperative and experiential learning and practical application of knowledge and skills in a six-week practicum.
Education Assistant & Community Support Worker
Do you want a rewarding and challenging career and have a strong desire to support others? As an education assistant & community support worker, you will work with children and adults living with disabilities, their families, teachers and other support professionals. Consider this program if you are:
Health Care Assistant
The Health Care Assistant program will support you in developing the confidence, knowledge and skills required to provide safe care and contribute to the physical, emotional and social well-being of clients in a variety of healthcare settings.
Human Services Diploma
These programs provide the second year of training in a specific human services field, and prepare students for work in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings. The demographic that you will work with depends on the diploma stream that you choose:
Mental Health & Addictions
If you are already studying or working in the human service or health care fields, you can earn an associate certificate in Mental Health and Addictions to take your career to a new level. Focused on the specific needs of clients coping with mental health and substance use challenges, you’ll be ready for a variety of workplace settings and challenges.
Pharmacy technicians work collaboratively with pharmacists and members of the health care team in the promotion of wellness, disease prevention, and the management of chronic diseases. Pharmacy technicians are responsible and accountable for ensuring accuracy in product preparation and release.
Post Graduate Diploma in Gerontological Nursing
The geriatric population is the fastest growing health cohort around the world. Currently 70 per cent of all patients in Canada are elderly. Registered nurses must have specialized knowledge and training to effectively educate, assess and care for these older people. This Post Graduate Diploma in Gerontological Nursing will give you the tools and skills to meet the complex physical, social, environmental, cognitive and spiritual needs of the elderly.
The curriculum provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative and culturally sensitive with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals (and, by extension, families of individuals) at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings.
Social Service Worker
Your sense of caring may have come naturally, or perhaps your life has been touched by circumstances that kindle a sense of empathy and a desire to be of service. Up to 90% of our Social Service Worker (SSW) graduates find stable, satisfying work. A shortage of workers is predicted over the next five years.
Social Service Worker - Human Services Diploma
This is the second year of training in the Social Service Worker program and prepares students for work in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings. Practicum experience in community agencies develops your working knowledge of partnerships, hands-on training in the dynamics of interpersonal relationships and employment opportunities within your client group.
Explore your options and get where you want to go. Our student recruiters, Aimie and Mel, can help you figure out your pathway—and answer all your questions.
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