|Faculty:||Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke)
|Description:||Students in the Social Service Worker program at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley learn social work theory, and gain more than 500 hours of practical experience under the supervision of social work employers. This experience creates a bond between the student, the employer and the college, and enriches the student’s learning.
This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to work effectively with disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities. The program consists of four levels where learning occurs in both the classroom and practical settings. The curriculum includes courses in social work methods, social welfare systems, addictions, community development and the humanities. In order to gain exposure to working with a wide range of client groups, students are required to complete field placements in Levels 02, 03 and 04.