Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Faculty:Humber Lakeshore Campus / School of Social and Community Services
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:This two-year diploma program prepares you to work with people who are experiencing distressing events in their lives, both from an individual perspective, and in a way that examines how society can contribute to challenges and crises in people's lives. You will learn how to help people to promote their rights and meet their responsibilities in ways that empower them. There is a focus upon promoting equality to address disadvantages that people face on the basis of race, disability, gender, and sexual orientation. Excellent field placement experiences give you the opportunity to participate in at least two human services agencies where you will have direct contact with clients under direct supervision of professional staff.
URL:Social Service Worker at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,817
International: $14,671
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity 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 

• Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy in this publication • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 76]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Work Experience
Minimum of 40 hours of secondary school co-op, volunteer or paid work experience completed in a social services agency Submission of one reference completed by a person who supervised your co-op, volunteer or paid work experience. A reference form will be provided to you. Note: A police record check will be requested during your program of study. In respect of the 90-day limit on validity of record checks and the types of checks required by the various agencies, please do not attain a police record check prior to being accepted to the program. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

* 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 05, 2017

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