Maskwachees Cultural College

Indigenous Social Work Diploma

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Program Information

School:Maskwachees Cultural College
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Social Work
Description:The Aboriginal Social Work Diploma Program at Maskwachees Cultural College is designed to graduate social work practitioners who have developed a model of practice that is founded upon Indigenous values, knowledge, and philosophy. Guided by this Indigenous foundation students learn how to establish respectful relationships with Nations, communities, families, and individuals. As students explore Cree culture and Cree language they are educated about Indigenous healing practices and their supporting theories. From this Indigenous foundation students explore the development of Western social work theory and practice. Graduates of the MCC Aboriginal Social Work Diploma Program may seek employment with a variety of social service agencies, community organizations and advocacy groups.

Graduates of the Maskwachees Cultural College Aboriginal Social Work Diploma Program who meet University of Calgary and Faculty of Social Work admission requirements can apply to the third year of a University of Calgary four year Bachelor of Social Work degree. Graduates of the MCC Aboriginal Social Work Diploma are also eligible for registration in the Alberta College of Social Workers.
URL:Indigenous Social Work Diploma at Maskwachees Cultural College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service WorkersSocial and Community Service Workers

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 

Equivalents may be accepted.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Applicants require verification of 100 hours of volunteer or work experience completed in a social service setting within the previous two years; a current resume; a personal profile; and three letters of reference (one reference must be received from the supervisor of your volunteer or work experience). Possession of a criminal record does not preclude applicants from admission to the Aboriginal Social Work Diploma Program. The criminal record will be assessed with respect to the nature of the offence(s) and what actions the applicant has taken to enhance his or her personal development following the conviction(s). However, a criminal record may limit practicum placement and employment opportunities in the field of social work.

* 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 November 29, 2017