Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt Campus)

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Indigenous Human Service

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Program Information

School:Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt Campus)
Faculty:Human Services
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Human Services, General
Description:The Indigenous Human Service Diploma prepares learners with a career in non-profit agencies, Indigenous communities and government. Graduates will be able to provide support and assistance to individual, families and communities coping with economic disadvantage, mental health issues, developmental, gender and diversity issues, as we as challenges such as addictions, family change and involvement with the justice system. Learners who wish to continue their education have the opportunity to ladder into the Social Work Degree Program at NVIT. The Diploma will be available at the Merritt campus or off campus in Indigenous communities.

URL:Indigenous Human Service at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt Campus)
Careers:Social and Community Service Workers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have Grade 12 or equivalent, mature student status; and a C+ minimum in English 12 or English 060 or equivalent assessment.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants must be 19 years old by the start of the program or permission from the program, and have two letters of reference. The Indigenous Human Service Program admits 25 students who begin study in September. Applicants will need to meet the general, education and personal readiness requirements. All qualified applicants have their program plan reviewed by a faculty advisor and/or an academic planner who are able to provide advice regarding the selection of appropriate full and part-time options. All applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check for fieldwork purposes once accepted to the program. Practicum agencies reserve the right to refuse acceptance of practicum students with a criminal record. This may impair a student's ability to successfully complete the Indigenous Human Service Program. NVIT is committed to ensuring education is accessible to all people. Students who do not meet program requirements should contact the Department Head or an NVIT Academic Planner regarding upgrading opportunities.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 28, 2019