Medicine Hat College

Social Work

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Program Information

School:Medicine Hat College
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:Make a difference in the lives of others with a rewarding career in social work. Social workers help individuals, families, groups, and communities develop the skills and resources they need to enhance quality of life. In this program you will learn skills in behavioural sciences and humanities and gain an understanding of social work theory used in generalist social work practice. You can have a positive impact on the lives of others as a social worker.

Medicine Hat College’s two-year diploma program combines knowledge of the humanities and behavioural sciences, an understanding of social work theory and philosophy, and the development of practical skills in classroom and fieldwork settings. The program is designed to meet the knowledge, skills and practice competencies as defined by the Alberta College of Social Work.

URL:Social Work at Medicine Hat College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,416
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service WorkersSocial and Community Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
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 have 60% or greater in ELA 30-1, and three grade 12 5-credit courses.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
For all routes, you must first apply to Medicine Hat College indicating your interest in the Social Work Diploma program. You will then receive an application package specific to the Social Work program that outlines details of the pre-program requirements. Please note that the information that you provide on the personal profile, and that provided by references, will be considered during admission screening to ensure you meet basic standards and have reasonable chance for success in the program and in the profession.

Applicants must also submit: a current resume, a personal profile questionnaire providing information related to your background and suitability for the program, and one reference from a volunteer or workplace supervisor (You must have a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer or work experience in a social service environment.)

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 June 09, 2022