Social Service Worker | Diploma
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Do you wish to become a skilled social services practitioner, helping and supporting people with different needs?
The Social Service Worker (SSW) program integrates university credit courses with social service career courses, and combines classroom theory with the practical skills necessary for employment in a broad range of social services occupations.
Practicum opportunities available in Northwest communities allow you to practice what you learn in workplace settings and gain valuable practical experience. SSW Certificate graduates are prepared to work at the para-professional level or to continue their education to diploma and degree levels of education. SSW Diploma program graduates can either work at the para-professional level or continue their education to a degree.
Earns you a SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER CERTIFICATE or a SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER DIPLOMA
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Dates and locations
|September and January||Distributed Learning|
- Full-time or part-time studies start in September.
- Part-time studies for students starting in January.
|Faculty Member||Campus Location|
The SSW Diploma requires successful completion of the Certificate and two (Diploma) semesters plus a practicum.
|ENGL 151||Technical Writing I||3|
|SSW 295||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|SSW 213||Group Work||3|
|PSYC 201||Developmental Psychology I||3|
|SOCI 205||Sociology of the Family||3|
|SSW 296||Social Policies||3|
|SSW 290||Community Development||3|
|PSYC 202||Development Across a Lifespan||3|
|SOCI 206||The Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective||3|
|Any 3 University Credits and/or SSW Electives||9|
|SSW 298||Social Service Worker Practicum II||3|
- Successful completion of a Social Service Worker program or related certificate with the completion of SSW 112 and SSW 113.
- Completion of a Criminal Record Check (CRC) as per the Provincial Criminal Record Review Act.
Need help with the application process? Contact an Educational Advisor.
Admission to an intake does not guarantee completion in 2 years.
SSW Diploma year two
|Full Time:||39 Credits||39 Credits|
|Student Union Fees:||$125.97||$125.97|
|Extended Health and Dental*:||$250.00||$548.75|
|Total Program Cost:||$7,025.18||$19,923.75|
Fees are effective as of August 1, 2021 for the 2021/22 academic year.
Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken and location of practicum.
The Coast Mountain Students Union (CMSU) is pleased to announce that Extended Health and Dental Insurance has been approved by student referendum held in March 2021. Additional information will be provided by CMSU July 2021, including details of the coverage and directions for the opt out process for students with equivalent coverage. For any inquiries about the plan or referendum, please contact Golnoosh Namazi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Basic Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.
Opportunities for graduates from this program include:
- Child and Youth Workers
- Financial Assistance Workers
- Teacher Assistants
- Support Workers
- Family Resource Workers
- And much more
Diploma graduates may continue their education to further a professional career in human and social services, including:
- Social Worker
- Family Counsellor
- Probation Officer
- Corrections Officer
- College Counsellor
- And any other professional position in the human service field
Check the BC Transfer Guide for current transfer agreements between BC Post-secondary Institutions.
Under the collaborative agreement between University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and CMTN, students who complete the Social Service Worker Diploma program are eligible to receive credit as determined under the agreement. UNBC's Bachelor of Social Work Degree can be obtained at UNBC's Terrace Campus. Check the BC Transfer Guide for block transfer to Thompson Rivers University and Athabasca University.