University of the Fraser Valley

Social Services

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School:University of the Fraser Valley
Faculty:Social Work and Human Services
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Family and Community Services
Description:UFV's two-year Social Services diploma prepares you to work at the para-professional level in the human services field.

You establish a strong foundation of professional practice in areas of addiction, child welfare, community services, corrections, family and home support services, immigration and refugee services, Indigenous services, mental health, residential care, schools, and social assistance. Two 13- to 15-week practica allow you to develop job-ready skills and connect to social service agencies and community groups in your local area.
URL:Social Services at University of the Fraser Valley
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,800

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).
Careers:Community and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience
Applicants are required to have: secondary school graduation or equivalent (ABE Provincial, Advanced, or GED), or satisfactory demonstration in terms of undertaking university-level work. Students 19 or older who have completed at least three university-level credits that apply to the program at the time of application do not require a high school transcript. Applicants must also be physically and emotionally prepared to undertake a program of studies, and meet the prerequisites for CMNS 125 or ENGL 105. Applicants must also submit: an additional application information form detailing all your past work and volunteer experience and education (include social services related and other) is required; a personal statement indicating why you want to enter the program and what has brought you to this career choice. Please refer to the kinds of experiences you have had in this field, either paid or voluntary. This statement must be at least 250 words and not more than 500 words. Finally, applicants must submit two recent satisfactory letters of references from past employers, teachers, or volunteer supervisors who can comment on your suitability to work with people in the social services field. These must be on reference forms available from the SWHS department either online or in person at UFV.

* 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 February 27, 2019

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