Vancouver Island University

Social Services

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Human Services
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Family and Community Services
Description:The program provides advanced-level training for working in the social services field and is available on a full-time or a part-time basis. The program includes the following components: courses in addictions and addiction treatment, conflict resolution, leadership and supervision, community development, interpersonal skills, and special topics; elective courses drawn from a wide-ranging selection of elective options in many different disciplines relevant to the human services field. The program uses workplace-based projects and assignments to help students integrate and apply classroom learning in practice.
URL:Social Services at Vancouver Island University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,336
International: $17,519
Scholarships:2
Careers:Community and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

- English 12 with a minimum "C" grade, or equivalent. - Interview. - Volunteer or paid employment in the human services field. - Résumé and two current letters of reference. - Submit a Personal Profile. - graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or equivalent - previous degree from a recognized university; - visiting student from a college or university (a “Letter of Permission” from the home institution is required); - transfer student from a college or university (at least 24 transferable university-level credits completed); - mature student—at least 21 years of age (or will turn 21 in the first semester of admission) and has a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Fieldwork and/or practicums will require a satisfactory criminal record check prior to placement.

* 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 September 04, 2018

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