School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Social Service Worker

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Learn through group and field world

Overview

This program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to enter this dynamic and rewarding career field. Learn skills and methods that will qualify you to work in a variety of settings and challenging situations. You will be introduced to Indigenous history and culture through the Canada's First Peoples Course, which will be valuable to individuals looking for employment in northern communities.

*Community placement opportunity.

Your Future Career

  • Residential facilities
  • Children’s programs and services
  • Programs and services for youth
  • Mental health and developmental services
  • Long-term care facilities
  • 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 

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

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
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW 101 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice I
Semester 2 - Winter
CMM 230 Workplace Communications
SSW 104 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice II
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
HSP 160 Interviewing and Helping Skills II
HSP 165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
HUM 219 Group Work
SSW 103 SSW Methods: Community Organization
HSP 155 Family Dynamics
Semester 3 - Fall
SSW 296 Introduction to Gerontology
SSW 290 Trauma Informed Practice and Crisis Intervention
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW 225 SSW Methods of Intervention
SSW 238 SSW Methods: Intimate Personal Violence
SSW 294 Accountable Professional
SSW 292 Fieldwork Preparation
Semester 4 - Winter
SSW 293 Fieldwork Integration (1st 7 wks)
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
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW 101 Introduction to Social Service Work Placement
Semester 2 - Fall
CMM 230 Workplace Communications
SSW 104 Introduction to Social Service Work Placement II
SSW 103 SSW Methods: Community Organization
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
HSP 160 Interviewing and Helping Skills II
HSP 165 Mental Health Across the Lifepsan
HUM 219 Group Work
HSP 155 Family Dynamics
Semester 3 - Winter
SSW 296 Introduction to Gerontology
SSW 290 Trauma Informed Practice and Crisis Intervention
GENED General Education Elective - Online
SSW 225 SSW Methods of Intervention
SSW 238 SSW Methods: Intimate Personal Violence
SSW 294 Accountable Professional
SSW 292 Fieldwork Preparation
SSW 296 Introduction to Gerontology
SSW 290 Trauma Informed Practice and Crisis Intervention
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 4 - Fall
SSW 293 Fieldwork Integration (1st 7 wks)
SSW 295 Fieldwork Placement

2018-2019 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5
2 $3022.5 $1029 - - $4051.5

2018-2019 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12061.14 $1742 - - $13803.14
2 $12061.14 $1617 - - $13678.14

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.

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • 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:

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