Ontario College Diploma
In addition to theoretical models, methods and skills of social service work practice, you will receive extensive training in: community organizing and development, crisis intervention, group work, and life skills methodology.
As a graduate of the Social Service Worker program, you will be eligible to register as a social service worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. www.ocswssw.org
Program Admission Students are required to complete and submit this form to indicate that the program's admission requirements have been met.
Click to access the Program Admission Form
This form must be submitted prior to registering for your first course.
Program Of Study
Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.
Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.
Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.
General Education Electives: This program requires the completion of General Education Elective (GNED) courses in addition to core program courses.
Click to access General Education Elective Course Options
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs may have restrictions on the specific GNED courses that students are able to take to fulfill their program requirements. For Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning students, these restrictions are identified on the link above. For those in full-time, day school programs, please consult your academic school for confirmation of any GNED restrictions for your program before registering.
This program contains three field placement courses.
For details, including paperwork submission deadlines, please visit the Field Placement Page.
For additional, program-specific field placement questions, please read the Social Service Worker Field Placement FAQs.
Please also be advised of the following:
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:
Note: Standards 1 – 10 are the same as the approved program standards for four-semester Social Service Worker programs approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for delivery by Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, October 2018 (© 2018, Queen’s Printer for Ontario)
Potential career and industry options may include:
Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052
If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.
Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials
Qualified graduates can apply to Durham College's:
Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College's partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities. Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.
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