Selkirk College

Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Faculty:Human Services
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Human Services, General
Description:Your sense of caring may have come naturally or perhaps your life has been touched by circumstances that kindle a sense of empathy and a desire to be of service. If you have a desire to support people in times of need and crisis, a career in social services may be for you. Up to 90% of our Social Service Worker (SSW) graduates find stable, satisfying work. A shortage of workers is predicted over the next five years.

URL:Social Service Worker at Selkirk College
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from high school or post-secondary institutions (mailed directly from the Ministry of Education and educational institutions) showing the following: Grade 12 or equivalent (consideration will be given to mature students); and English 12 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better (or a minimum Language Proficiency Score (LPI) of level 4).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]

If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of "C+" or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Applicants are required to submit a resume, two completed personal reference forms, and a work reference based on 30 hours of paid or volunteer social services related work experience. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

* 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 16, 2019