Coast Mountain College

Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:Coast Mountain College
Faculty:Terrace campus
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Human Services, General
Description:The Social Service Worker (SSW) program integrates university credit courses with social service career courses, and combines classroom theory with the practical skills necessary for employment in a broad range of social services occupations.

Practicum opportunities available in Northwest communities allow you to practice what you learn in workplace settings and gain valuable practical experience. SSW Certificate graduates are prepared to work at the para-professional level or to continue their education to diploma and degree levels of education. SSW Diploma program graduates can either work at the para-professional level or continue their education to a degree.
URL:Social Service Worker at Coast Mountain College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Social 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 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Successful completion of a certificate in a social service worker program or related certificate with the completion of SSW 112 and SSW 113 is required. Applicants planning to apply to a school of Social Work (e.g. UNBC or UVic) or Child and Youth Care should consult with that university in order to take the appropriate university credit electives.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Students must also undergo criminal record search.

    * 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 13, 2021