Fanshawe College

Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:School of Community Studies
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:In this social work program, you will build a sound knowledge of human behaviour and psychology, individual and social problems, and learn proven techniques to prepare you for social service work in social agencies and social welfare programs.
You'll work with supportive, friendly and experienced faculty and advisors who are committed to help you succeed, and you'll take part in role-plays, counselling labs and case studies, and take in presentations from professional social workers and clients. You'll gain invaluable experience in a variety of field placements in London, with its extensive social service and health community resources.
Social work is a competitive field. You'll graduate with practical skills and hands-on experience that will help you work in this in-demand field, whether it's in public or private social agencies and social welfare programs. You see the need. You see the problems. You can help.
URL:Social Service Worker at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,144
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 

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U) OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) OR Human Services Foundation Ontario College Certificate* (Note: minimum final average required is 2.0 GPA) AND: - standing in the required course stated above OR General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate** (Note: minimum final average required is 2.0 GPA) AND: - standing in the required course stated above OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) OR Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Post-Admission Requirements The following items are applicable to the program and are time sensitive. Please refer to for important information about preparing for placement by the due date. •Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate (Level "C" CPR) •Evidence of Good Health •Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database •Placement Agreement

    * 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 July 15, 2021