The Social Service Worker diploma is a two-year, 62-credit program that prepares students to work in social service agencies and schools. Graduates work in a variety of settings, including corrections, family support, Indigenous services, mental health, residential care, settlement services, substance use, and women’s services.
View the program outline for the Social Service Worker diploma
The Social Service Worker diploma – Indigenous focus prepares students to work in culturally safe ways with Indigenous Peoples in social service agencies and schools. Graduates practice from a place of cultural humilty and develop an understanding of the impact of colonization on Indigenous communities.
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Both streams of the Social Service Worker diploma provide students with employment-related skills while earning university-level credits towards a Bachelor of Social Work or other degree. Graduates interested in becoming social workers may seek employment as a social service worker before going on to complete a degree.
The number of transfer credits in each stream depends on students’ choice of courses. Consultation with an Academic Advisor is recommended.
Students may pursue the Social Service Worker diploma on a full- or part-time basis.
Assessment of prior learning is available for qualified students.