School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Social Service Worker

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Learn skills and methods that will qualify you to work in a variety of settings and challenging situations.

Overview

This program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to enter this dynamic and rewarding career field. You will also gain unique exposure and insight into Aboriginal history, culture and practice, which will be valuable to individuals looking for employment in northern communities. * Community placement opportunity.

Your Future Career

  • Crisis prevention/intervention programs
  • Residential facilities
  • Children’s programs and services
  • Correctional facilities programs
  • Programs and services for youth
  • Mental health services
  • Long-term care facilities

What You Learn

  • Crisis intervention
  • Human development
  • Family dynamics
  • Substance abuse training
  • Special issues in social work
  • Human service and the law
  • Canada's First Peoples
  • Interviewing techniques

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM 125 College Communication I
MHA 180 Introduction to Substance Use
HSP 105 Interviewing and Helping Skills I
HSP 150 Multiculturalism in Canada
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology
SSW 100 History and Philosophy of Social Work
HSP 194 Introduction to the Helping Profession
Semester 2 - Winter
CMM 230 Workplace Communications
HSP 104 Human Service and the Law
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
HSP 160 Interviewing and Helping Skills II
HSP 165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
HUM 219 Group Work
GENED General Education Elective - Online
HSP 155 Family Dyamics
Semester 3 - Fall
SSW 298 Special Issues in Social Work
HSP 290 Crisis Intervention
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW 205 SSW Methods: Administration and Organization
SSW 225 SSW Methods of Intervention
SSW 238 SSW Methods: Personal Intimate Violence
SSW 294 Accountable Professional
HSP 294 Fieldwork Preparation
Semester 4 - Winter
SSW 293 Fieldwork Integration (1st 7 weeks)
SSW 295 Fieldwork Placement

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
CMM 125 College Communication I
MHA 180 Introduction to Substance Use
HSP 105 Interviewing and Helping Skills I
HSP 150 Multiculturalism in Canada
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology
SSW 100 History and Philosophy of Social Work
HSP 194 Introduction to the Helping Profession
Semester 2 - Fall
CMM 230 Workplace Communications
HSP 104 Human Service and the Law
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
HSP 160 Interviewing and Helping Skills II
HSP 165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
HUM 219 Group Work
GENED General Education Elective - Online
HSP 155 Family Dyamics
Semester 3 - Winter
SSW 298 Special Issues in Social Work
HSP 290 Crisis Intervention
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW 205 SSW Methods: Administration and Organization
SSW 225 SSW Methods of Intervention
SSW 238 SSW Methods: Personal Intimate Violence
SSW 294 Accountable Professional
HSP 294 Fieldwork Preparation
Semester 4 - Fall
SSW 293 Fieldwork Integration (1st 7 weeks)
SSW 295 Fieldwork Placement
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 2849.02 $1055 - - $3904.02
2 2849.02 $1010 - - $3859.02

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Online Campus Shop

You will also need:

  • First Aid / CPR (2nd year) - apx. $80.00
  • CPIC (2nd year) - apx. $25.00
  • Business Casual Clothing (2nd year) - up to $100.00
  • Clearance Card (2nd year) - apx. $20.00
  • Hep B Shots (2nd year) - apx. $75.00

Ontario College Diploma
Students can apply to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?


Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Jennifer.Sutton@canadorecollege.ca