Dawson College

Social Service

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Program Information

School:Dawson College
Faculty:Social Science & Business Technologies
Field of Study:Human Services, General
Description:The heart of Social Service is accompanying individuals and families and helping them overcome life’s most difficult challenges. In Dawson’s Social Service Program, you will learn skills and techniques that will help you accompany, care for, protect and guide your vulnerable clients. With these skills, you will intervene in difficult situations, find resources, propose solutions, inform clients about their rights and help protect children, elderly people and marginalized people. Classroom learning is put into practice during three internships in the community that add up to a grand total of 765 hours of real experience. Dawson College offers Quebec’s only Social Service Program in English.
URL:Social Service at Dawson College
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Social and Community Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants must have a Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or equivalent, including Secondary V Language of Instruction, Secondary V Second Language, Secondary IV Science, Secondary IV Mathematics, and Secondary IV History. Students with a DES missing any of the above subjects may be admitted, space permitting, but may be required to complete remedial courses.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Applicants will be required to: attend an interview (where they will take reading comprehension and writing tests); and submit two completed recommendations forms in either english or french from any of the following: teachers, employers, someone from an organization in which you did volunteer work, or someone from a community or social service organization who knows you.

    * 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.

    Modified on June 21, 2022