Algonquin College Heritage Institute (Perth Campus)
Field of Study:
This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to empower individuals, groups, and communities who are in the process of change and growth.
The program consists of four levels where learning occurs in both the classroom and social service agency settings. The curriculum includes courses in social service ethics, social welfare, addictions, mental health, and crisis intervention. Other courses focus on work with children and families, seniors and people with disabilities.
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
College Eligibility Requirements, plus English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher. Attend a compulsory interview, to which applicants will be invited subject to providing proof of a grade of 65% or higher in Grade 11 English (ENG3C or equivalent). Please note that College Eligibility for the program remains as successful completion of Grade 12 English (ENG4C or equivalent) and this Grade 11 requirement is to determine interview eligibility only. Provide a completed reference form from an agency supervisor based on relevant volunteer, paid work or educational/co-op placement, working directly with clients, in a Human Service Agency. A minimum of 40 hours is required. The agency setting could include: shelters, extendicare facilities, schools, or other front line agencies dealing with vulnerable people. Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.