Native Education

Family and Community Counselling Certificate

The Family and Community Counselling certificate program provides specialized training aimed at delivering personalized counselling and social services in alignment with the cultural values and beliefs of Indigenous communities. Students are encouraged to delve into their history and incorporate traditional knowledge and skills into their professional practice.

The Family & Community Counselling Certificate (FCCC) Program spans 11 months or a total of 39 credits, which includes a 200-hour practicum in the Social Services field. Throughout the program, students examine power dynamics and oppression related to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and culture. They develop the necessary knowledge, values, and skills for entry-level positions that focus on addressing the connection between client issues and broader societal concerns, while advocating for social justice and human well-being.

Upon completion of this certificate, individuals are eligible to apply for the Family and Community Counselling Diploma Program at NEC.

Admission Requirements

High School Applicants
Mature Applicants
Tuition and Fees
  • Successful completion of the FCC Certificate or similar program with a “C” or 60% average or higher.
  • Successful completion of ENG 110 with “C” grade or higher.
  • Successful completion of FCC 150 with a “B” grade or higher.
  • 18 years old or older
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Letter of Intent
  • 2 reference letters
Program Tuition: $5,950.00 
Registration: $75.00 
Graduation: $30.00 
Student Association: $30.00 
Student Record and Student Card Fee: $15.00 
Transportation – Upass $506.00 
*Books & Supplies (w/tax) $1,303.70
*Laptop (w/tax - optional) $1,050.00 
*Backpack (w/tax – optional) $85.05 
TOTAL: $7,909.00
TOTAL:(with laptop & backpack) 8,959.70 

Career Path

FCCC graduates can apply to the Family and Community Counselling Diploma Program at NEC.


Upon completion learners can find employment in the Social Services field. Various positions may include:

  • Outreach worker
  • Shelter/safehouse/residential worker
  • Community support worker
social sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Family & Community Counselling Certificate, learners will be proficient in the following areas:

Introduction to Psychology and Trauma Counselling

Develop skills Building and Program Planning

Get real-world experience before you graduate during a practicum placement.

If you are interested in being a positive force in the lives of those around you, FCCC is a great option to start your career!

Get tuition-free

scholarships available Indigenous people, Canadian citizens and permanent resident can apply to 

Transferable credits to university

FCC-C graduates may further their post-secondary studies through block credit transfer agreements with our academic partners. Transferable credits: 39

Gain skills in real-world experience

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.

Course Descriptions

Term 1 – September

Course Code

Course Name 


ENG 110

English Composition


FCC 105

Basic Counselling Skills


SOC 110

Family Dynamics


PSY 120

Traditional Health Practices


FCC 115

Interpersonal Communications


Term 2 – January 

Course Code

Course Name 


FCC 110

Human Development I


FCC 135

Capacity Building and Program Planning


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology


PSY 140

Introduction to Trauma Counselling


Term 3 – April

Course Code

Course Name 


FCC 120

Human Development II (Intensive)


FCC 150

FCC Practicum


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