As a Student

Requirements to be Completed Before Attending Classes

IMPORTANT: Once you have "applied to the program" and have received and "accepted" an official "Offer of Admission" the following are other critical requirements that you need to plan and complete, PRIOR to your official "Program Start Date."  

  1. Immunization and Communicable Disease’s Form

Meet the Faculty

Julie Zdep photo
Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6345

Textbook Ordering

Textbooks (and other courseware materials) required for your program can be identified and ordered online by visiting the College Follett Bookstore website ... 


  1. Select Books > Textbooks & Course Materials
  2. Select your Term
  3. Select your Department: (enter the 2 character prefix for your course - i.e. AC)
  4. Select your Course (enter the 3 digit number of your course - i.e. 102)
  5. Select Your Code (enter the code for your section) (i.e. 1-7, 83, 84)

Completed book orders can be picked up at the College Bookstore, or alternatively they can be shipped to you for a fee.

Once you are officially "registered" into your program as a student (mid August, or late December), you can print your timetable and present it to College Follett Bookstore staff, who will assemble your textbook package for you. Or alternatively, once you are registered, you can also link directly using the Follett Discover tool in your Blackboard account (which you will be using for your courses):

  1. Sign into the Portal
  2. Launch your Blackboard application & click on Tools.
  3. Launch Follet Discover and select Purchase and choose from rentaluseddigital or new textbooks
  4. Select FREE instore pick-up, or ship directly to you.

CAUTION: textbook requirements are subject to change!
We recommend that students wait until they are officially "registered" into their program-of-study and have their official timetable, before ordering/purchasing textbooks. In addition, we recommend that students not open text book packages until after their first day of class to verify with their instructors that they have the right book and version required for the course.

If you have questions, you can phone the College Follett Bookstore at (807) 475-6225, or toll free at 1 877 295-3851.

Field Placement Requirements

Prior to commencement of field placement, the following is required:

  1. Up-to-date Immunization including TB Skin Test  at the beginning of each academic year.
  2. Standard First Aid and CPR Level C
  3. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training completed within the first semester.
  4. A recent Criminal Reference Check must be provided to the Program Coordinator at program registration and at the beginning of each academic year. All costs associated with police checks, testing and proof of certification are the responsibility of the applicant. The check is used by employers in this field as a screening requirement of field placement and employment. The criminal record check must be valid 3 months prior to January (valid check no sooner than October) to prepare for the winter semester field placements. A criminal record will prevent agencies and schools from providing you with a field placement experience, thus blocking your ability to complete program requirements. Outstanding charges, recent convictions and person-related crimes are of particular concern. For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
  5. A valid Driver's License

Please note: To be eligible for participation in field placement, a student must not have been convicted of any criminal offense for which the student has not yet been pardoned. An unpardonable criminal record will result in the student not being able to participate in the field placement courses, and therefore prevent the student from graduating.  A recent and valid criminal reference check with vulnerable screening(CRC) is therefore required to enable the student to progress through this program.


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