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Education and Skills for Employment Program - Certificate (2019/20)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$3,255.20
Tuition: 3200.00
Application Fee:0.00
Student Association Fee:55.20
Total Fees:$55.20

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

General Program Description:

The Education and Skills for Employment Program provides a post-secondary experience for adult learners with cognitive disabilities, both learning and intellectual. Each student will have an individual learning plan/contract and the courses will provide opportunities to learn workplace skills, to demonstrate employment readiness skills, and to explore opportunities for future learning and employment in our local communities and beyond. The program is experiential in that students will have an interactive classroom experience as well as work placements.  

Throughout the courses in the program, students will develop:

  • communication skills
  • education and employment exploration skills
  • employability/workplace skills
  • work /training experience
  • technology skill
  • interpersonal skills
  • numeracy skills
  • personal awareness skills
  • nutrition/food prep skills
  • health and safety skills
  • customer service skills

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Education and Skills for Employment Program, students must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have an identified and documented cognitive disability

Evidence of a documented cognitive disability could be one of the following:

  • a psych-educational assessment
  • a copy of an IEP or transcript including the school's assessment
  • documentation of disability from a medical specialist

Students are also required to have:

  • successfully completed an interview and an assessment test
  • emotional stability – have no behavioural or emotional issues that would significantly interfere with the learning environment
  • the ability to learn individually and participate in a group setting
  • the ability and desire to work at a job

Students who don't have the appropriate documentation may be admitted conditionally on the recommendation of the instructor with the approval of the department head.

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.


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