Social Service Worker Intensive (accelerated)

10 months Ontario College Diploma

Experience through field placement opportunities

Overview

This 10-month intensive program is intended for graduates of university degree programs in the Humanities or Social Sciences or diploma programs in a related human services field. [Mental Health and Addictions, Child and Youth Worker, Developmental Services Worker, Nursing, Gerontology, Early Childhood Education, Recreation, Community and Justice Services or others to be determined by the Program Co-ordinator.]

Applicants must have completed 40 hours of direct experience with clients in a social agency. 

Following the eight month in-class portion, students will have a two-month field placement opportunity in a community agency.

University Degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities or an Ontario College Diploma or advanced diploma in one of the following human services programs: Mental Health and Addictions, Child and Youth Worker, Developmental Services Worker, Nursing, Gerontology, Early Childhood Education, Recreation, Community and Justice Services or others to be determined by the Program Coordinator (credentials from one-year certificate programs or credentials from private colleges will not be accepted.)

Must have a minimum of 40 hours of direct experience with clients in a social service agency. An evaluation form attesting to the satisfactory completion of these hours must be submitted by an agency representative.

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

SSW296 Introduction to Gerontology
SSW238 SSW Methods: Intimate Personal Violence
HSP155 Family Dynamics
HSP105 Interviewing & Helping Skills I
HSP165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
HUM219 Group Work
SSW101 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice I

Semester 2

SSW104 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice II
HSP160 Interviewing & Helping Skills II
SSW294 Accountable Professional
SSW103 SSW Methods: Community Organization
SSW292 Fieldwork Preparation
SSW290 Trauma Informed Practice and Crisis Intervention
SSW225 SSW Methods of Intervention

Semester 3

SSW400 Fieldwork Integration Hybrid in class and online
SSW401 Fieldwork Placement

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2020-2021 10 months Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $4080.36 $1234.09 $70 - $5384.45

2020-2021 10 months Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $19193.49 $1813.09 $70 - $21076.58

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


You will also need:

  • First Aid / CPR (2nd year) - apx. $80.00
  • CPIC (2nd year) - apx. $25.00
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) - apx. $20.00 - $45.00
  • Business Casual Clothing (2nd year) - up to $100.00
  • Clearance Card (2nd year) - $35.00

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

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

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Mental Health and Addiction Worker (Intensive) – 10 months (condensed) to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete

*Social Service Worker and Social Service Worker – Gerontology students can earn a second credential in 8 months into either program.

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