College of New Caledonia

Social Service Worker (UT) Diploma with Aboriginal Services Specialization

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Program Information

School:College of New Caledonia
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Human Services, General
Description:The Social Service Worker (UT) Diploma with Aboriginal Services Specialization prepares you for employment in the social service area with an additional focus on Aboriginal social service delivery. Students are required to take two additional Aboriginal Studies university transfer courses during the completion of the Social Service Worker UT Diploma. In addition, students will be expected to complete a practicum (SSWK 196, SSWK 199) at an Aboriginal agency. Upon completion of this specialization, students will have advanced understanding of working with Aboriginal people in a social service setting.

After completing this Diploma, students may apply to some universities’ degree program. After completing a university degree, career opportunities can include child protection, probation, mental health, residential treatment, alcohol and drug programs, and more.
URL:Social Service Worker (UT) Diploma with Aboriginal Services Specialization at College of New Caledonia
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have successful completion of one of the following: Grade 12 with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples; or ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate plus English 045; or GED Certificate plus English 045 or English 12 or English 12: First Peoples. For all of the options, you must have a minimum “C” grade in English 12 or English 12: First Peoples or English 045. Please visit the website for more information on entry requirements.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT), an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent as determined by College of New Caledonia, or have completed CNC’s English for Academic Purposes.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Applicants are required to have completion of the English component of the SRA; two references from a Social Service employer, volunteer supervisor, teacher, or social service professional, attesting to their personal suitability for work in this field; and a work/volunteer experience resumé. Applicants must have at least 30 verifiable hours of volunteer experience in the past three years. Applicants are also required to submit a written statement (max. 4 pages) on their interest in the social service field, their understanding of what the field is about, and the personal attributes that would make them a viable candidate for this 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 July 06, 2017