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Addiction & Community Support Worker

School of Health

Program Overview

Program Type: Diploma

Length: 11 Months

Delivery: In Person/Online

Addiction and Community Support Worker Diploma

The Addiction & Community Support Worker Diploma program at MTG Healthcare Academy focuses on the competencies necessary to train students with the skills and expertise needed for a challenging but rewarding profession in this field. Students of this program can learn the skills to work in the community of people that are at risk and helpless as well as homeless persons, children with special needs, Indigenous peoples, pregnant teenagers, people with substance abuse problems and addictions, and many more.

Delivery

  • Includes 19 courses 
  • In class and/or online through remote “face-to-face” instructor-led classes
  • Practicum placement so students can achieve
    valuable work experience before graduation

PROGRAM DURATION

Months: 11

Weeks: 46

Hours: 1061

Schedule

Day               9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Mon-Thurs)
Evening        4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Mon-Thurs)
Weekends    9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sat-Sun)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Standard Admission

Students must meet the following criteria:

1. Alberta High School Diploma verified by transcript or Non-Alberta equivalent OR
2. Successful completion of General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2
3. Successful personal interview with the school’s admission officer

English Language Proficiency requirement

Students whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

  1. Transcripts showing 3 years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction OR
  2. Transcripts showing one year of post-secondary
    education where English was the language of
    instruction OR
  3. Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) assessment level 6
    OR equivalent (TOFEL, IELTS) 5 OR
  4. Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) minimum scholastic
    level of Verbal Skills (310) OR
  5. Successful completion of a Canadian English Language Arts Course (ex. English 20) OR
  6. Duolingo English Test, minimum grade of 95%

Mature Admission

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. Out of school for one (1) year
  3. Successful result of the school’s admission exam
    (Wonderlic Basic Skills Test, passing mark of 18 as per Wonderlic recommendations)
  4. Successful personal interview with the school’s admission officer

Practicum Requirement

1. Police Clearance (with Vulnerable Sector Check)