Nova Scotia Community College

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:If you like to work with people, value healthy living and well-being, and are interested in improving the quality of life for others then you should consider the Social Services program.

This program prepares you for a range of rewarding careers where you can make a real difference in the lives of the clients and colleagues you serve. You gain the required entry-level skills to work in most social service agencies. Through your study, you also gain a good understanding of yourself and your values, the social service system and populations to be served, and skills in conflict management, helping and group facilitation.
URL:Social Services at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,936
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.

    High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      A current, official Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check are required to complete work placements in this program. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to complete program requirements. Inability to obtain a work placement will impact the student's ability to complete program requirements and proceed through to graduation. Information on this process will be provided at the beginning of your program. Health & Human Services programs have additional requirements including immunizations and completion of first aid/CPR. You must submit documentation that you have completed these requirements at the beginning of your program.

      * 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 13, 2018