Bow Valley College

Disability Studies

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Program Information

School:Bow Valley College
Faculty:Human Services
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Disability Studies
Description:Imagine a career where you help others reach their potential. The 16-month diploma will equip you to support the well-being of people with disabilities. You'll also learn how to create inclusive and diverse communities. After graduation, you can work in a leadership role in many services that support people with disabilities. These include education, not-for-profit agencies, or directly with families. The program combines classroom learning with practical experience. Classes are generally scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

If you plan to take the diploma online, note that we do not offer all courses online every term. This means your program could last longer than 16 months. If you plan to do your practicum outside of Alberta, you must speak to the program coordinator before applying for the program. Contact 403-410-1650 to speak to the program coordinator. Students registered in the traditional full-time Disability Studies Diploma program must write the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES).
URL:Disability Studies at Bow Valley College
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,258

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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 must have a credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    A current police information check (PIC) with a vulnerable sector search (VSS) must be submitted prior to practicum placements.

    * 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 August 07, 2018