Health, Human Care and Wellness

Social Service Worker Intensive (accelerated)

10 months Ontario College Diploma

Learn about different cultures and Aboriginal history


This program is intended for graduates of degree programs in the Humanities or Social Sciences and diploma programs that relate to Human Services (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.)

Credentials from one-year certificate programs or credentials from private colleges will not be accepted. Students must have completed 40 hours of direct client experience in a social agency prior to being accepted into the Intensive program. Satisfactory completion of these hours must be submitted by an agency representative. 

A university degree from a related discipline*      
*reviewed on a case by case basis

Semester 1

SSW 296 Introduction to Gerontology
MHA 180 Introduction to Substance Use
HSP 155 Family Dynamics
HSP 105 Interviewing and Helping Skills I
HSP 165 Mental Health Across the Lifespan
HUM 219 Group Work
SSW 101 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice I

Semester 2

SSW 104 Introduction to Social Service Work Practice II
HSP 160 Interviewing and Helping Skills II
SSW 294 Accountable Professional
SSW 103 SSW Methods: Community Organization
SSW 292 Fieldwork Preparation
SSW 290 Trauma Informed Practice and Crisis Intervention
SSW 225 SSW Methods of Crisis Intervention
SSW 238 SSW Methods: Intimate Personal Violence

Semester 3

SSW 400 Fieldwork Integration (1st 7 wks)
SSW 401 Fieldwork Placement

10 months Ontario College Diploma

Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5

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
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) - apx. $20.00 - $45.00
  • 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

View course outlines

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