With a Social Service Worker Diploma, you can find work in residential child/adult care services, women’s and men’s programs, group homes, shelters, First Nations social services organizations, and more.
Students at the diploma level work in situations requiring greater independence and a higher level of skill than expected in the Social Service Worker Certificate.
Three credits from SSWK or other human service discipline (e.g., AECE, CASS, ECCL, FASD, OASW) *
*Note: Only 3 credits from a human service discipline other than SSWK can be used to satisfy the SSWK elective demands.
A minimum grade of C in all SSWK courses is required to graduate with a SSWK Diploma
5 SSWK Electives needed
* SSWK and UT courses can only be used once for credit towards either the SSWK Certificate or the SSWK Diploma.
* Only 6 credits from a human service discipline other than SSWK can be used to satisfy the SSWK elective.
* A minimum grade of “C” in all SSWK courses is required to graduate with a SSWK Diploma.
* Courses must be completed no more than 10 years prior to graduation date.
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One of the following:
Note: For all of the above, you must have a minimum “C” grade in English 12 or English 12: First Peoples/English 045.
Plus the following:
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
Based on the skills and knowledge the student has acquired through his or her life and/or work experience, the student may be able to obtain course credits in the Social Service Worker Program via SSWK 100, SSWK 101, and SSWK 201.
Through this assessment process, the student documents and demonstrates his or her capabilities based on identified competencies and learning objectives of the SSWK course for which s/he is seeking Advanced Standing credit.
Courses eligible for Advanced Standing will be determined by the instructor and may include up to three of the following: SSWK 145, SSWK 195, SSWK 196/199, SSWK 225 in conjunction with CASS 120, and SSWK 263. The Advanced Standing option is available in the Fall term only.
For more information, please contact CNC Academic Advising.
These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
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