Pre-Community Services is a one-year certificate program which allows students to gain exposure to various careers in the community services field including, but not limited to, working with children and youth, adults and families, and persons with special needs. This program is an excellent foundation for students entering community services. By taking this program, you will be able to make more informed decisions when choosing a career path and will be better prepared to enter a variety of career-based academic programs in community service professions such as Social Service Worker, Child & Youth Care, Early Childhood Educator and Developmental Service Worker.
As a Pre-Community Services student you will become more aware of community issues such as poverty, homelessness and mental illness through unique and flexible learning opportunities including workshops, community-based visits, guest speakers and hybrid courses. Pre-Community Services builds a strong foundation for post-secondary success by enhancing important fundamental skills necessary to pursue future studies.
Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.
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O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.
Through direct employment, transfers to other programs (colleges and universities) and upgrading, Pre-Community Services graduates may find employment in retail, industry, marketing and education. Students typically choose to go onto further education through Transfer Opportunities.
Note: Students seeking transfer credit (internal and external) should be aware that transferable courses may require a minimum grade level to qualify; grade minimums can vary by institution as well as by program.
Upon successful completion of the Pre-Community Services program, students will have the opportunity to
further pursue post-secondary education in their specific area of
interest, including: Early Childhood Education
, Child & Youth Care
, Social Service Worker
, Developmental Service Worker
and other college programs. These programs will lead directly to career options.