Douglas College

Community Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Degree:Certificate; Co-op
Field of Study:Community Health Services/Liaison/Counselling
Description:The Community Social Service Worker (CSSW) program is designed to prepare new professionals for work in the field of social services. The program includes both classroom-based studies and field-related work (practicum) at social service agencies. A practicum involves placement in a community social service agency with an opportunity to practice skills learned in the program. The certificate program has two practicums, one in the second semester and one in the third. Students on practicum are expected to be available to travel anywhere in the Lower Mainland.
URL:Community Social Service Worker at Douglas College
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Community and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Douglas College general admission requirements must be met, as well as the admission requirements for the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies. Students are strongly advised to acquire basic computer skills, and must meet the minimum age requirement of 19 years of age.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Work Experience
    Students must submit two letters of reference at the time of the selection process, one of which must come from a former supervisor in the social service field and which must verify hours and evaluate work performance. Students must also provide evidence they have recently (in the last two years) completed at least 100 hours of work (paid or volunteer) in the social services field.

    * 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 August 07, 2010