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Social Work and Human Services

Health and Human Services certificate

Health and Human Services is a large and growing field. Programs are offered in this field at UFV and elsewhere in disciplines such as nursing, social work, dental hygiene, kinesiology and physical education, early childhood education, and child and youth care. The certificate program will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the challenges and opportunities available in this demanding and dynamic field.

Health and Human Services students enter at the Grade 11 level and complete both high school and a one-year UFV Health and Human Services certificate over two and a half years.


This program is jointly operated by UFV and School District #34 (Abbotsford). Phone 604-504-4618, or see abbotsfordcareerprograms.com.

Program outline

In addition to the courses listed below, students are also encouraged to complete the entrance requirements for any subsequent programs they may wish to take.

Course Title Credits
RSS 098 Introduction to Reading, Writing, and Study Skills 3
HHS 100 Introduction to the Health and Human Services Field 4
HSER 120 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
KPE 160 Contemporary Health Issues 3
ECE 160 Introduction to Disabilities 3
CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology I
ENGL 105 Academic Writing
 or CMNS 155 Introduction to Workplace and Academic Communication 3
HSER 160 Introduction to Gerontology 3

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.