Algonquin College - Pembroke Campus

Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College - Pembroke Campus
Faculty:Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke)
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to work effectively with disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities. The program consists of four levels where learning occurs in both the classroom and practical settings. The curriculum includes courses in social work methods, social welfare systems, addictions, community development and the humanities. In order to gain exposure to working with a wide range of client groups, students are required to complete field placements in Levels 02, 03 and 04.
URL:Social Service Worker at Algonquin College - Pembroke Campus
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,513
International: $6,090
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity 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 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Provide a completed reference form found on our website, from an agency supervisor based on relevant volunteer, paid work or educational/co-op placement, working directly with clients, in a human service agency within the last two years. A minimum of 60 hours is required. The agency setting could include: shelters, long-term care facilities, schools, or other front line agencies dealing with vulnerable people.

* 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 June 29, 2018

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