St. Lawrence College

Social Service Worker (Fast-Track)

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Kingston Campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Community Health Services/Liaison/Counselling
Description:This program is open to students with a university degree in the Social Sciences who want to pursue the practical skills needed to work in the social service field.

The Social Service Worker Fast-Track program gives you the opportunity to learn to work with many different populations of people, such as those with mental health problems, addiction problems, seniors who require extra support, children with behaviour problems, women who have been abused, people who live in poverty and/or are homeless, and adolescents who live in group homes. This program helps you deter­mine which population of people you would like to focus on in your career.

Unique program features:
Two field placements
Professors with experience in the field
Relevant classes emphasizing active learning, skill-based learning, hands-on activities, practical assignments
Graduates are eligible to join the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and use the title “Registered Social Service Worker”
URL:Social Service Worker (Fast-Track) at St. Lawrence College
Length:11 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,824
International: $23,260

Books and supplies are estimated at $1,600 over the program. Students are required to cover any costs involved in getting to field placement, including parking costs if applicable. Students must cover the cost of First Aid and CPR training, criminal background checks, and any immunizations required by a field placement agency. Most sites are on a bus route.
Careers:Addiction CounsellorsCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 78] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Apply to college as soon as the application is available in October. Applications received on or before the Equal Consideration Date will be given equal consideration. This is particularly important if you are applying to a program that is in high demand or oversubscribed; that is, a program for which the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. After the Equal Consideration Date, applications are considered on a first-come, first served basis.

    * 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 28, 2018