Native Community Worker | St. Clair College
Program Code: K306
Status: Open
Program Code: K308
Status: Open
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September
Contact:
Registrar Services Coordinator - Anishinabek Educational Institute
Jan Mcleod
Toll Free: 1-800-334-3330 Ext. 2301

Traditional Healing Methods

Program Overview

This program emphasizes traditional healing methods and provides students with the unique opportunity to develop self-awareness and the mental and spiritual healing so often needed by care givers. An appreciation for native culture and the uniqueness of being a native person are combined with studies to develop specific knowledge and skills in the use of traditional healing methods in the counselling of Native people.

The program utilizes existing courses of study within the General Arts and Science program, as well as some which have been especially tailored for Aboriginal student's learning styles and need to explore their heritage. A special feature of the program is the College's support system for Native students, which includes the Aboriginal counselor.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are well prepared for positions in mental health services and social services, or as community health representatives, in native community settings, on or off reserves.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Field/Clinical Placements

Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1 - K306 Nipissing
Code Title Credits
NST100
Native Literature
3
NST102
Tradition Indian Health Pract
3
NST106
Psychology Of Native Peoples
3
NST150
Introduction To Native Studies
3
NST156G
Rainbow Of Peace
3
ENG100P
Introductory Oral Communication
3
Semester 2 - K306 Nipissing
Code Title Credits
NST200
Counselling Skills I
4
NST202
Native Community Health Issues
3
NST201
Field Placement I
8
NST206
Native Identity Development
3
NST157G
The Sacred Path
3
COM200
Communications
3
Semester 3 - K306 Nipissing
Code Title Credits
NST300
Counselling Skills II
3
NST320
Native People & Child Welfare
3
NST301
Field Placement II
8
NST304
Native People And The Law
3
NST310
Alcohol & Drug Treatment
3
Semester 4 - K306 Nipissing
Code Title Credits
NST401
Field Placement III
9
NST205G
Native Culture-Artistic Expres
3
NST302
Ethnobotany
2
NST306
Community Development
3
NST321
Family Healing & Wellness
3
Semester 1 - K308 Munsee
Code Title Credits
NST100
Native Literature
3
NST102
Tradition Indian Health Pract
3
NST106
Psychology Of Native Peoples
3
NST150
Introduction To Native Studies
3
NST156G
Rainbow Of Peace
3
ENG100P
Introductory Oral Communication
3
Semester 2 - K308 Munsee
Code Title Credits
NST200
Counselling Skills I
4
NST202
Native Community Health Issues
3
NST320
Native People & Child Welfare
3
NST206
Native Identity Development
3
NST157G
The Sacred Path
3
COM200
Communications
3
Semester 3 - K308 Munsee
Code Title Credits
NST205G
Native Culture-Artistic Expres
3
NST300
Counselling Skills II
3
NST302
Ethnobotany
2
NST306
Community Development
3
NST304
Native People And The Law
3
NST310
Alcohol & Drug Treatment
3
NST321
Family Healing & Wellness
3
Semester 4 - K308 Munsee
Code Title Credits
NST400
Field/Work Placement
25

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2020-2021 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

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