Preference will be given to applicants who have work or volunteer experience, preferably within the last three years, in group homes or residences, vocational training centres, special education classes, recreation and summer programs, or early learning centres, working with individuals who have intellectual disabilities.
Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check: Before attending any practicum or clinical portions of the program, a student must submit a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check. If the check indicates that a record exists, the student may not be able to complete portions of their program that are required for graduation. Any associated costs are the responsibility of the student.
NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.
Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.
First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.
|Tuition and Other Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Tuition||$ 4,014||$ 4,490|
|Student Union||$ 168||$ 168|
|Health Insurance Fee||$ 420||$ 420|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$ 80||$ 80|
|Additional Courses||$ 50||$ –|
|Graduation Fee||$ –||$ 100|
|Total||$ 4,732||$ 5,258|
|1stinstallment due upon first day of class||$ 3,214||$ 2,702|
|2ndinstallment due January 6||$ 1,518||$ 2,556|
|Other Program Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Books||$ 1,000||$ 500|
|Materials/Supplies||$ 100||$ 100|
|Equipment/Tools/Teaching Aids||$ –||$ 100|
|Total||$ 1,100||$ 700|
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.
In the Human Services program, you will develop the knowledge and skills to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their full potential. Learn about various intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, and develop practical skills to assist individuals with disabilities. Courses include Communication Skills, Personal Care, Inclusion, Person-Centered Planning, Mental Illness, Personal Wellness, and Teaching and Behavioral Strategies.
Holland College and Collège de l’Île have partnered to offer select common courses in English or French in this program. The following courses may be offered in French this year: PSYC-1015 Mental Illness, HSER-2010 Working with families.
This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Click here to take a virtual tour.
View a detailed list of courses for this program.
Resident Care Worker - Prince of Wales Campus
Learn the skills you'll need to work as an RCW in nursing homes, hospitals, mental health facilities and community agencies in this one-year program. Clinical practicums will ensure that you are prepared to meet clients' personal and physical needs. The Resident Care Worker program is offered at the Souris Centre, on the West Prince Campus in Alberton, and on the Prince of Wales Campus in Charlottetown.