Seneca College

Social Service Worker - (Accelerated)

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Program Information

School:Seneca College
Field of Study:Social Work
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).
URL:Social Service Worker - (Accelerated) at Seneca College
Length:35 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,729
International: $13,199
Careers:Social Workers, Community 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.

  •  Grade12 English 

Program Eligibility: - B.A. graduates in the Social Sciences. - English proficiency at the college level Under special circumstances, graduates from other related program areas may be considered.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 50] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20) - TOEFL code 9212, OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (with no single test score below 5.5), OR CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 50

* 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 July 18, 2015