Indigenous Community and Social Development Learn to inspire community and social growth. Established program, experienced faculty. Two co-op work terms help lead to meaningful employment.

General information

Program code
ICSD
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students focus on the planning, evaluation and administration of social/health care services within Indigenous communities. Students study business and community development with an emphasis on integrating cultural, social and health issues relevant to Indigenous peoples in Canada. Cultural teachings and smudging are integrated daily throughout each academic semester in social activities, individual program courses and Traditional Teacher/Elder visits. (Please note: Indigenous includes First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status People).

Career opportunities

Students are prepared for entry-level administration and support staff positions within organizations such as community health centres, school boards, social service organizations, healing lodges and mental health centres.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission details

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • COMP 1003 - Microcomputer Applications (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • GNED 1010 - Ojibwe Language and Culture 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 1000 - Personal Growth and Development (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 1001 - Indigenous Heritage, Tradition and Culture (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • GNED 2055 - Ojibwe Language and Culture 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 1002 - Indigenous Community and Family Life (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 1003 - Introduction to Psychology: An Indigenous Perspective (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 1004 - Holistic Health and Healing (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • GNED 2074 - Ojibwe Language and Culture 3 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 2000 - Indigenous People and Health Care (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 2001 - Introduction to Counselling (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 2002 - Indigenous Treaties, Rights and Laws (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 2003 - Community Growth and Program Development (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • GNED 2065 - Ojibwe Language and Culture 4 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 2004 - Community Administration and Human Resource Practices (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 2005 - Family Counselling (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 2006 - Indigenous Proposal Development (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • INDG 2007 - Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)
  • occurs after Semester 2 (Semester 4)
  • occurs after Semester 4 (Semester 4)