The Community Studies program is a diploma program, which provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to work with and for people in the community. This is a challenging and dynamic program that is based upon the principle of learning by practical application. It prepares students for challenging roles in community-based agencies and as community leaders. An emphasis is placed upon improving communities through both short-term and long-term development.
In addition to learning specific skills in personal, group, organization and community development, students will also specialize in working with people who have developmental disabilities. Positive student attitude and professional skill and knowledge will be a necessity and will be constantly utilized and challenged.
- KB 1500-Keyboarding Skills
- CS 1501-Communications
- Cs 1503-Sociology I
- Cs 1505-Psychology I
- CS 1507-Leadership Skills I
- CS 1508-Human Relations
- CS 1510-Personal Care/Independent Living
- CS 1512-Introduction to Human Services
- CS 1514-Developmental Disabilities
- CS 1523-Communications IV
- Communications III
- CS 1519-Interviewing Skills
- CS 1520-Leadership Skills II
- CS 1516-Developmental Psychology
- Research Methods
- CS 1502-Communications II
- Media Applications
- CS1504-Sociology II
- CS 1506-Psychology II
- CS 1509-Word Processing
- CS 1511-Field Work I
- CS 1513-Behaviour Modification
- CS 1515-Project Management
- CS 1517-Program Planning
- CS 1518-Drugs and Behaviour
- CS 1521-Leadership Skills III
- CS 1522Bookkeeping I
- CS 1523-Crisis Intervention/First Aid
St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid training and Crisis Intervention is included in the program.
The skills that are learned in the Community Studies program are transferable across a broad range of services. Graduates of the program will work with and on behalf of people with disabilities and their families to support inclusion in educational, residential, social and vocational settings.
Graduates of the Corona College program are ideally suited to becoming Behavioural Aides, Child & Youth Worker, Community Service Worker, Family Service Worker, Group Home Worker, Life Skills Instructor, Addictions Worker, Developmental Service Worker and Teaching Assistants/Aide.
Graduates can expect to find employment with a variety of community-based organizations and agencies. They will work with service and advocacy groups for persons with disabilities such as Residential Services (Co-ops, Independent Living Arrangements, Personal Care Homes), Employment Corporations (Field Placement Offices, Co-workers), Schools (Behavioural Aides, Teaching Assistants), and Associations for Community Living (Coordinators, Family Support Consultants, Crisis Prevention/Intervention Officers). They find employment with Human Resources and Employment, Health and Community Services and other Government Departments as Case Workers, Liaisons, and Coordinators. Virtually any type of community-based service organization from Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and the CNIB, to Schools, Paraplegic and other groups, are all potential employers, as are any areas requiring assistance for people with disabilities.
Corona College graduates of the Community Studies program have had remarkable success right here in Central Newfoundland in a wide range of jobs. The employment rate for this program remains very high.
PROGRAM DURATION: 63 WEEKS
A Provincial High School Graduation Certificate or equivalent with a 60% average is required for acceptance into the program; OR A person 19 years of age or older may apply under our Mature Student policy.