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School of Health and Human Services


Camosun College offers more than a dozen health and human services programs including certificates, diplomas, university transfer courses, and a post-degree diploma.

Allied Health & Technologies Department

Camosun’s Allied Health Professionals are a growing force in healthcare workplaces, recognized for their specialized expertise, change resilience, and professionalism. Allied Health professionals participate in every aspect of patient and client care, particularly in Diagnostic and Therapeutic services. At Camosun, clinical experience and classroom study combine to prepare you for the provincial and national certification exams.

Program Credential Description Length
Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate Perform a vital role as part of the medical laboratory team in hospitals and private laboratories. 10 months
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Delayed until 2021
Diploma/Advanced Certificate Explore core sonographic competencies and one of three specialty disciplines, General, Cardiac, or Vascular. 2 years
Medical Radiography Diploma The art and science of producing medical images using x-radiation. 2 years

Community, Family, Child Studies Department

Camosun's Department of Community, Family & Child Studies' programs can help transform your unique gifts and talents into a rewarding career that really makes a difference. Gain the skills, knowledge and values to help build healthy communities, one relationship at a time.

Program Credential Description Length
Community, Family & Child Studies Diploma

Social justice in action.

2 years
Early Learning & Care Diploma Will get you started in an exciting career working with and advocating for young children. 2 years
Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate You’ll help create inclusive communities of practice. 10 months
Interprofessional Mental Health & Addictions Post-Degree Diploma The Post-Degree Diploma prepares you to engage with teens and adults with mental health and/or addiction challenges. 10.5 months
Mental Health, Addictions, and Criminal Justice Advanced Certificate Apply an interprofessional approach to the provision of services and supports for individuals with mental health or substance use challenges in contact with the criminal justice system. 8 months
Mental Health & Addictions Certificate With Camosun's certificate, you’ll have the skills necessary for entry employment into the mental health field. 10 months

Continuing Care Department

If you really care about people you can turn that quality into a rewarding education and career with one of Camosun’s Continuing Care programs.

Program Credential Description Length
Health Care Assistant Certificate You’ll provide care aimed at promoting the physical, psychological and social well-being of clients across their life-span. varies
Practical Nursing Diploma A career for people who wish to provide direct nursing care in complex, acute or community care settings. 20 months

Dental Department

Camosun Certified Dental Assistants and Hygienists have a reputation for providing excellent service. For 40 years we have been educating dental assistants and hygienists to the highest standards.

Program Credential Description Length
Certified Dental Assistant Certificate Learn how to prepare for and provide chair-side support to assist dentists and clients in a number of procedures. 10 months
Dental Hygiene Diploma You’ll provide specialized health care in the dynamic field of dentistry. Dental hygiene blends the arts of health advocacy, technology, science, psychology and direct patient care. Join our team and be at the forefront of a career in health promotion! 2 years

Nursing Department

Come and join our Nursing program, offered in partnership with the University of Victoria.

Program Credential Description Length
Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing An exciting career with infinite possibilities. 4 years
Nursing Access for Practical Nurses Suspended Certificate 4 months
Practical Nurse to BSN Pending approval n/a This unique program will enable you to bridge into the BSN (RN) program offered between Camosun College and the University of Victoria. 8 months

Professional Development

Expand your knowledge, advance your career, or gain college credit by enrolling in one or more of our professional development classes.

Professional Academic Courses

Please contact or 250-370-3161 for more information about the following credit courses.

Early Learning & Care

Health - University Transfer

Practical Nursing

PNUR 101 - Anatomy & Physiology
Intended for applicants to the Practical Nursing program.
Fall and Winter semesters

Learning for Practice,
Learning for Change

Our programs are designed to ensure that learners master the theory and skills necessary for caring, safe and effective practice. A variety of clinics and agencies become the “living laboratories” where supervised practice encourages learners to develop the values and competencies required for health and human service positions.

We are assisted by program advisory committees to maintain the high standards necessary for accreditation by licensing agencies, and to promote employment of graduates. Provision is also made for graduates to transfer with advanced standing into related health and human service programs or to pursue further education at the university level.

We use principles of adult education, see ourselves as partners in the learning process, evaluate performance against well defined learning outcomes and incorporate appropriate educational technology into all courses and programs. We promote the full personal and professional development of each learner for the mutual benefit of the individual and the society in which we live.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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