Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Social Service Worker - Gerontology

Program Information
School: Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Degree: Diploma
Field of Study: Gerontology
Social Work
Description: The Social Service Worker – Gerontology program integrates the knowledge base, professional values, and skill–sets of social service work with a specific concentration on the needs, challenges, and concerns of Canada’s aging population. The program focuses on a holistic and strength–based approach to help aging clients maintain a good quality of life. As a student, you will have the opportunity to develop skills such as program planning, individual and group modes of facilitation, interventions with clients, their families and significant others, case management, interpersonal communication, and skills related to working with bereavement and grief. You will also benefit from a very substantial fieldwork placement component which starts in the second semester and runs through the third and fourth semesters.

Your studies in the Social Service Worker – Gerontology program include opportunities to engage in personal change and growth, to work cohesively as a member of a team, to integrate and apply professional ethics, to meet deadlines, manage personal issues that might arise, and successfully achieve the learning outcomes of the various subjects. The College offers a variety of supports to assist you in this self–directed learning environment where you are ultimately responsible for your personal success. Be prepared to spend 20 or more hours each week working on assignments, etc.
Website: Social Service Worker - Gerontology at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial: $3,530
National: $3,530
International: $12,933
Scholarships: 3 scholarship(s)
Careers: 2 career(s)
Admission Requirements
Prerequisites:

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

  • Grade 12 English

Program Eligibility:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)

Test Scores:
  • TOEFL (PBT) [min. 550] or CAEL [min. 50] or TOEFL (iBT) [min. 80]

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

Additional Admission Requirements:
A current Police Reference check is REQUIRED for entry into the field practice component of this program. A flu shot and TB test may also be required for placement at long term care facilities.

* 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 3, 2013

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