School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Social Service Worker

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Field placement opportunity in community agency setting.

Overview

This program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to enter this rewarding career field. Learn skills and methods that will prepare you to work in different settings and challenging situations. Themes include social justice, empowerment of marginalized citizens and ethics. You will also be introduced to Indigenous history and culture through the Canada's First Peoples Course. Graduates can go on to work with individuals or groups in a variety of community settings.

Your Future Career

  • Residential facilities
  • Children’s programs and services
  • Programs and services for youth
  • Mental health and developmental services
  • Transition houses and shelters

What You Learn

  • Trauma informed practice and crisis intervention
  • Human development
  • Group dynamics
  • Substance abuse training
  • Canada's First Peoples
  • Ethics
  • Methods for dealing with personal violence 

Note: Graduates may apply to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM125 College Communication I
MHA180 Introduction to Substance Use
HSP105 Interviewing & Helping Skills I
PSY200 Lifespan Development
SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW101 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice I
Semester 2 - Winter
CMM230 Workplace Communications
SSW104 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice II
CLT100 Canada's First Peoples
HSP160 Interviewing & Helping Skills II
HSP165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
HUM219 Group Work
SSW103 SSW Methods: Community Organization
HSP155 Family Dynamics
Semester 3 - Fall
SSW296 Introduction to Gerontology
SSW290 Trauma Informed Practice and Crisis Intervention
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW225 SSW Methods of Intervention
SSW238 SSW Methods: Intimate Personal Violence
SSW294 Accountable Professional
SSW292 Fieldwork Preparation
Semester 4 - Winter
SSW293 Fieldwork Integration (1st 7 wks)
SSW295 Fieldwork Placement

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
CMM125 College Communication I
MHA180 Introduction to Substance Use
HSP105 Interviewing & Helping Skills I
PSY200 Lifespan Development
SOC100 Foundations of Sociology
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW101 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice I
Semester 2 - Fall
CMM230 Workplace Communications
SSW104 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice II
SSW103 SSW Methods: Community Organization
CLT100 Canada's First Peoples
HSP160 Interviewing & Helping Skills II
HSP165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
HUM219 Group Work
HSP155 Family Dynamics
Semester 3 - Winter
SSW296 Introduction to Gerontology
SSW290 Trauma Informed Practice and Crisis Intervention
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW225 SSW Methods of Intervention
SSW238 SSW Methods: Intimate Personal Violence
SSW294 Accountable Professional
SSW292 Fieldwork Preparation
Semester 4 - Fall
SSW293 Fieldwork Integration (1st 7 wks)
SSW295 Fieldwork Placement

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 $70 - $3976.96
2 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $3771.96

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 $70 - $14266.69
2 $12422.97 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $14061.69

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

View course outlines

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Mental Health and Addictions, Intensive - 10 months to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete
  • Youth at Risk - 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:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Micheline.Demers@canadorecollege.ca