Social Service Worker Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    The two-year Social Service Worker Program focuses on a generalist approach to social service education as an introduction to the field of social work. Upon graduation students are ready to work as a professional in the community. It is strongly recommended applicants have previous volunteer experience in community service.
  • Practical experience
    We offer a large field placement component in a variety of agencies where students gain experience working with all population groups - from young children to senior citizens.
  • Academic title
    Social Service Worker Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester 2 Year Diploma Program
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 021*     Communication Fundamentals I     3
    HN 200     Families and Parenting     3
    HS 118     Windows for Service Professionals     3
    PY 299     Developmental Psychology     3
    SS 115     Interpersonal Effectiveness I     3
    SS 116     Social Welfare I     3
    SS 121     Family Violence     3
    Total    21
    Second Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 031*     Communication Fundamentals II or General Education Elective     3
    SS 214     Community Development     3
    SS 215     Interpersonal Effectiveness II     3
    SS 216     Social Welfare II     3
    SS 217     Practice Techniques     3
    SS 223     Addictions     3
    SS 250     Field Placement Preparation     3
    Total     21
    Third Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    PY 399     Abnormal Psychology     3
    SS 200     Social Services Seminar I     3
    SS 320     Social Services Methods I     3
    SS 350     Field Placement I     21
    Total    30

    Field placement – 3 days/week
    Fourth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    SS 300     Social Services Seminar II     3
    SS 420     Social Services Methods II     3
    SS 451     Field Placement II     28
    Total    34


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