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Community Service (Cert)

Certificate (Cert)

Why choose the Certificate in Community Service?

You have practical work experience in the social services sector and you’re looking for additional training and practice in your chosen field. As a student in our program, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills that help bring about effective change in special needs groups, organizations and communities.  

This certificate can be completed with an emphasis in Community Intervention, Health Promotion or Organizational Leadership.

Program options:

  • Certificate in Community Service (30 credits)

    The program is designed for those, although qualified in their own profession, who wish to obtain additional training and practice in their chosen field. The educational approach of the Certificate is experience-based learning, or learning-by-doing. Experiences in groups, both inside the class and outside, are integrated into the program. The Certificate can be completed with an emphasis in one of the following: Community Intervention, Health Promotion, Organizational Development.

See full requirements for this option in the Undergraduate Calendar

Part-time basis

The courses in the certificate program are tailored to suit the needs of the mature student, and are designed for completion on a part-time basis.

Further academic study

Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied towards the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
Course requirements for admission

None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.

You've sent your application from: Fall term deadline Winter term deadline
 Inside Canada March 1
Certain programs have extended their deadlines. Please check program availability.
November 1
Not all programs are available for this term.
Please check program availability.
Outside Canada (International)  February 1    September 1

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

  • Program Planning, Design and Evaluation
  • Leadership in Small Groups
  • Community Development
  • Health Promotion

Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.

Graduates of the Certificate program in Community Service are encouraged to apply to the following types of employers:

  • Social service agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Geriatric centres and residences
  • Drug and alcohol treatment centres
  • Schools; mental health institutions
  • Women's centres
  • Community recreation centres
  • Religious organizations

Self-employment as a Community Service Worker is also a career option.

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