|Description:||The Social Service Worker program provides you with the knowledge and skills required to make a meaningful contribution in the human service field. You will be challenged to examine your own beliefs and values, develop interpersonal communication skills, and promote social justice, human dignity and equality. Your success in this program will be measured by both your ability to grow and change, and your academic performance. Upon graduation, you will have a deep understanding of social justice and anti– oppression principles. You will also possess a comprehensive set of human service skills which are transferable to a wide range of settings. You will benefit from group interaction, as well as independent problem– solving and research. Your experiences will include a variety of classroom, seminar and experiential modalities that integrate field placement experience with theoretical knowledge. You will have the opportunity to explore roles in community, health, education, and institutional environments. Field work will allow you to experience the industry and better prepare for employment. The accelerated program is demanding and requires students with good academic, time management, and interpersonal skills.
This is an accelerated program for those who have completed a three–year degree or diploma. This program consists of a 7–week intensive summer semester (Semester 1) starting in early May each year, followed by a regular academic year commencing the day after Labour Day and concluding in mid April (Semesters 2 and 3).