Community Disability Support Worker Evening Program


Want to give back to the community?  Have you considered support work? Did you know that Disability Support Workers often work in close communities with other support workers?  Feel like each day is a true gift!

The accelerated Community Disability Support Worker (CDSW) evening program runs for 12-weeks. This is an interactive and comprehensive program is licensed by the Private Career Colleges Branch through the Ministry of Alberta Advanced Education. It provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to secure employment as a support worker in disability services.

Support workers facilitate active living within the community for those with disabling conditions. They assist people with exploring lifestyle, leisure, and educational needs, and they also help in performing daily living activities.

If you have a positive attitude, are patient, friendly, and care about helping others, then this program is for you!



Students completing the CDSW program at Training Inc. will have a wonderful opportunity to be introduced to industry professionals and guest speakers as they move through the program.

Some Highlights Include:

  • Personal Care Plans
  • Community Links and Community Inclusion
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification (CPI)
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Disorders and Disabilities
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Medication Assistant Training
  • WHMIS Certification
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Computer Training and Certificates

In addition to the 6 classroom modules, you will also step into an organized 90-hour practicum, allowing you an opportunity to put theory-into-practice and also meet potential employers.


There is a need in the Lethbridge region for trained individuals in community disability services. Community Disability Support Workers work in various environments, including residential, educational, recreational, vocational, and health care settings. Independent employers or Service Providers employ Community Disability Support Workers in:

  • Private Homes
  • Home Care  & Long Term Care
  • Group Homes
  • Retirement Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Community Organizations, and more!

To read more about Community Disability Services, you can also visit the Alberta Government Alberta Learning Information Service website (ALIS) here (click on 'view full profile').

The CDSW program at Training Inc. includes a training module to assist students learn effective employability skills (interview skills, job search skills, etc.). We will also assist you create a professional resume and find employment after you complete your training program if you require extra assistance. We have a job search room and resources that students may access during and after training. See our Career and Employment Services for more.

Academic Requirements

  • Mature Student Entrance (19 Years+): Grade 10 English level competency or equivalency (students have the option of taking a standardized aptitude test at Training Inc.).
  • OR Under 19 Years: Grade 12 level competencies or equivalency.

Additional Program Requirements

  • Clear Criminal Record and Clear Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Intake Assessment at Training Inc.
  • Interest in the Career and Industry

Program Costs

Tuition: $3, 550

Books: $375


Program Start Date(s)

September 5, 2017


    Training Inc. will issue a Community Disability Support Worker certificate upon completion of the program.  A minimum passing grade of 70% is required.

    The Community Disability Support Worker program is licensed by the Private Career Colleges Branch through the Ministry of Alberta Advanced Education

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    Lethbridge, AB
    T1J 0T5
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