St. Lawrence College

Social Service Worker

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Cornwall and Kingston campuses
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Social Work
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma pro­gram prepares students to work as practical front-line service providers in a variety of social service settings.

The SSW 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.
URL:Social Service Worker at St. Lawrence College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,770
International: $15,617

Textbooks are estimated at $1,600 over two years. Students must cover the cost of First Aid and CPR training, criminal background checks, and any immunizations required by a field placement agency. Students are responsible for transportation to and from field placement including parking costs if applicable. Most sites are on a bus route.
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 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: •Grade 12 English at the C, U or M level •Grade 11 Math

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]

Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.

* 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