Coast Mountain College

Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:Coast Mountain College
Faculty:Academic and Career Programs
Field of Study:Community Health Services/Liaison/Counselling
Social Work
Description:The Social Service Worker Certificate and Diploma programs are designed for students who wish to obtain training and skills in social services. The program integrates university credit courses with social service career courses. Practicum opportunities available in northwest communities combine the theory learned in the classroom with the practical skills necessary for employment in social services helping and supporting people with different social needs.

Graduates are prepared to work at the paraprofessional level on completion of the certificate and also have the prerequisites to continue their education to diploma and degree levels of professional education.
URL:Social Service Worker at Coast Mountain College
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements


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

    All admitted students to the SSW Certificate Program will be required to take the CAT III English placement test. Those who do not receive a satisfactory score will be required to take and pass ENGL 190. Applicants with English 12, ENGL 050, ENGL 055 or satisfactory placement on the CAT III test will meet the prerequisites for SSW 109 and 112. In addition to this English prerequisite, applicants must also supply: two reference forms from an employer, volunteer supervisor, teacher or human service professional, attesting to the applicant's personal suitability for work in human services; a work/volunteer experience resume and a written statement describing career goals, special interests and reasons for seeking entrance to the program; documentation of a minimum of 45 hours of satisfactory work or volunteer experience in a human service agency related to the training program within the last three years. Applicants must also have completed a criminal record search as per the Provincial Criminal Record Review Act. Students should be aware that a criminal record search will be required. Conditional acceptance may be granted to students whose Criminal Record Review is still in process and who have met all other program admission requirements. Certain crimes on the record would make practicum placement, graduation and subsequent employment impossible.

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    * 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 10, 2008