Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2019

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, 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

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
KIN 160 Contemporary Health Issues 3
ECE 160 Introduction to Disabilities 3
CIS 100 Introduction to Computers and Digital Technologies
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology I
ENGL 105 Academic Writing
or CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences 3
HSER 160 Introduction to Aging and Working with Older Adults 3

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students