The Family and Community Counselling Diploma Program offers specialized training for delivering personal counselling and social services within the cultural values and beliefs of Indigenous community. Students are encouraged to understand their history, and to integrate traditional knowledge and skills into their practice.
After completing the Family & Counselling Diploma Program, learners can apply to the Diploma program. The program is 11 months, which includes a 200 hour practicum placement in the Social Services field. Students continue to learn from an Indigenous worldview and develop advanced critical thinking in social welfare and counselling skills. Students are strongly encouraged to continue practicing self-care and become more self-aware as a helper or an ally to Indigenous, Metis, or Inuit Peoples.
Our graduates find jobs with different employers including Children & Family Service agencies, Community Health Agencies, First Nation communities, or provincial agencies. Various positions may include:
The Family and Community Counselling Diploma can transfer to the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Social Work program.
scholarships are available for Indigenous Peoples, Canadian citizens and permanent residents
FCC-C graduates may further their post-secondary studies through block credit transfer agreements with our academic partners. Transferable credits: 39
Graduates of this program leave with skills that will improve your resume and therefore better job opportunities.
200-hour practicum placement in the Social Services field.
Upon completion of the Family & Community Counselling Diploma, learners will be proficient in the following areas:
Academic Writing and Research
Social Work Practice
Recovery and Rehabilitation
Introduction to Social Welfare
Issues in Counselling
Crisis Support Counselling
Ableism / Disability