Canadore College

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Social Service Worker - Gerontology

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School:Canadore College
Faculty:Human Services
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Gerontology
Social Work
Description:Train hands-on for this in-demand career field and gain the skills necessary to work with Canada's aging population. As the baby boomer generation ages, there is an increased demand for caring professionals with knowledge and expertise in aging. This program will teach you the skills and knowledge required by social service workers to assist older adults in maintaining their independence and enhance their quality of life.

Note: Graduates may apply to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
URL:Social Service Worker - Gerontology at Canadore College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,905

The listed cost is for Year 1 of the program and includes ancillary fees. *Ancillary Fees are under review as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. This is the maximum potential fee, and is subject to decrease.
Scholarships:1
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 

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 55] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 525]

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements (pdf).

* 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 20, 2020

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