Durham College

Social Service Worker

Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Services
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:This program combines classroom work with practical experience to provide graduates with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work in the diverse and complex field of community and social services. The program focuses on the development of front-line counselling skills for work with individuals and groups in a variety of social service settings. In addition to theoretical models, methods and skills of social work practice, students receive extensive training in group work, Life Skills methodology, community organizing and development.

Throughout the program, students' classroom learning is complemented with 650 hours of field experience (supervised by qualified, professional practitioners) in a minimum of two different settings. Students will be prepared to work in diverse, urban communities, and will develop the abilities to respond to individual and community issues of homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, mental health concerns, oppression, crisis and other determinants of health and areas of social justice. An understanding of family work, advocacy and proposal writing are integral components of the program of study.
URL:Social Service Worker at Durham College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,205

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 

In addition to the prerequisite course, applicants must have an OSSD, GED, ACE (BTSD), or Mature Student Status (MSS). Applicants must also have at least three additional credits at the senior level.

* 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 26, 2015