NOC Code: 4212 Social and Community Services Worker
This diploma program focuses on preparing you to be an effective social services practitioner by acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values needed to provide support to individuals, families, groups, and communities in need and who are seeking support from a variety of available assistance programs and services. This program is intended for people who are looking for a career in community social services.
Upon completion of the program, graduates can work in the below occupations list:
|Learning Objectives/Outcomes||The Social Services Worker Diploma program prepares graduates for employment positions with social service agencies and organizations, residential programs, homes group, shelters and housing services, community health centers, and family service organizations throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed. Students will have an understanding of:
|Student Progress/ Assessment Methods||A final grade of 60% is required to pass each course unless otherwise indicated on a course outline. Generally, course assessment consists of quizzes, exams, and project-based assignments.
Students will be required to complete 100 hrs of work experience. To qualify for work experience, students are required to maintain a minimum C grade average or higher and a minimum attendance of 85%.
85% of classes must be attended to achieve competency for this qualification
|Graduation Requirements||Minimum C grade average is required for graduation|
|Subjects||Number Of Hours|
|SFCS100 Strategies for College Success||
|ACSW100 Addictions Fundamentals||40 Hours|
|ACSW200 Social Service Work Fundamentals||20 Hours|
|PYSC100 Psychology Fundamentals||60 Hours|
|SOCI100 Sociology Fundamentals||20 Hours|
|PYSC110 Ethics Fundamentals||40 Hours|
|ACSW300 Self-Care Techniques||20 Hours|
|ACSW400 Resources and Networking||20 Hours|
|PSYC130 Interview and Intake Procedures||60 Hours|
|COMC150 Professional Report Writing||40 Hours|
|ACSW500 Family Studies||40 Hours|
|PSYC140 Mental Health Fundamentals||80 Hours|
|PSYC150 Behavior Analysis Techniques||40 Hours|
|SSPR100 Work Experience||100 Hours|
|EMPL111 Career Employment & Strategies||40 Hours|
|CARE500 Special Certificates – *8 hr/days*||80 Hours|
|Total||46 Weeks/920 Hours|
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