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Social Service Worker Applied Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Prince George

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  • Length
    Two years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $7, 600 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $500 - $800 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    Online

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

This program may be of special interest to Aboriginal students.

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out CNC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications for programs that start the following Fall are accepted from mid-September to March 31.

Applications for the Winter entry should be received by October 31. Early application is recommended to ensure priority admissions processing and review.

Application Fee: $40 (Domestic) | $125 (International)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of the following:
  • Grade 12 with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples (minimum "C" grade required)
  • ABE/CCP Advanced Certificate plus English 045
  • GED Certificate plus English 045 or English 12 or English 12: First Peoples

Non-Academic

  • Two references from a Social Service employer, volunteer supervisor, teacher, or social service professional, attesting to your personal suitability for work in the field.
  • A work/volunteer experience resumé. You must have at least 30 verifiable hours of volunteer experience in the past three years.
  • A written statement (maximum four pages) on your interest in the social service field, your understanding of what the field is about, and types of attributes you possess that would make you a viable candidate for this program.
Notes:
  1. You’ll have to undergo a criminal record search, Schedule B, through the Ministry of Justice. Any costs are your responsibility.
  2. It is recommended that all successful candidates have current TB testing and a complete immunization regime as per Northern Health recommendations for health and social service worker students.
  3. It is recommended that all applicants have current certificates in Emergency-level first aid and FoodSafe. Certifications in therapeutic crisis intervention and suicide prevention are also valuable assets for work in the field.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy CNC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Completion of English 12 or English 12 First Peoples (or equivalent) 

If your first language is not English, one of the following is required (minimum score):                 

  • A TOEFL 80 (IBT)
  • An IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5
  • Completion of Level 4 English for Academic Purposes at CNC

Verify with the institution directly.

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The following qualifications are generally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is listed as a requirement for admissions:

  • BC Adult Graduation Diploma
  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma; or
  • Senior Alternate Education (SAE) with English 12.
Students must be 18 years of age or older.


To view detailed admission requirements, please visit https://cnc.bc.ca/admissions/apply.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • Senior Alternate Education (SAE) with English 12. Student must be 18 years of age or older. 
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests; or
  • completion of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section of CNC program profiles in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section of CNC program profiles in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Mature Student

Mature students may gain special entry to the College. Details can be found on the Application Information web page.

International Student

The College of New Caledonia offers programs through three semesters in each calendar year. Intake dates are in January, May, and September.

International students are encouraged to apply at least six months before the semester you plan to attend. However, applications are accepted until the start date of each semester, provided seats are available in the program for which you apply.

Details on International Student Admission can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students may gain entry to the College through other avenues:
  • Students without Grade 12
  • Mature students
  • Underage students
  • Home Educated students


Details on Special Admission can be found on the Application Information web page.

How to Apply

Students can apply on the EducationPlannerBC website or Download and fill in an application form.

Details on applying can be found on this website.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.