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Human Services Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Kamloops

    Resources

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    Williams Lake

    Resources

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    Williams Lake BC - Official Website
  • Length
    Two Years (15 courses)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $5500 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1500 - $2000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

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

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

Application Deadline Advice

TRU begins accepting applications on October 1. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is strongly recommended.

Verify details directly with TRU on the Undergraduate Admissions website.  

Application Fee: $31.02 (domestic students); $100 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Option A. For Entry into Year-One

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1.  English

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (73%)
  • English First Peoples 12 (73%)
  • Out-of-province equivalent (73%)
  • TRU's ENGL 0600 (C+)
  • TRU's ENGL 0661 (C+)
  • TRU's ESAL 0570 (C+) and 0580 (C+)
  • Acceptable assessment result (for example: Accuplacer, LPI, TRU English Placement Test, TOEFL or IELTS) 

Non-Academic

  • Be at least 19 years old by December 31 of the Fall semester
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Two letters of reference. At least one letter must be from an employer, volunteer supervisor or community professional that comments on the applicant's suitability for, or performance in, human service work. Reference letters must be less than two years old (at date of application) and include the referee's phone number.
  • Attendance at an orientation session is recommended (topics covered include program information, costs, and career opportunities)
  • Criminal Record Check (after acceptance into the program; for fieldwork/practicum placement)

Option B. For Direct Entry into Year-Two

Academic

1. Complete one of the following with at least a 2.67 ("B-") average:

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Community and School Support Certificate
  • Social Services Certificate
  • Related certificate (considered on an individual basis).

Non-Academic

  • Two letters of reference*. At least one letter must be from an employer, volunteer supervisor or community professional that comments on the applicant's suitability for, or performance in, human service work. Reference letters must be less than two years old (at date of application) and include the referee's phone number.

Note (*): References are not required, if you graduated from TRU's Social Services, Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate or Early Childhood Education program with at least a 2.67 GPA.

Admission Advice

1. Year-two entry into the Human Service Diploma is based on the availability of remaining seats in the program. Priority will be given to qualified students who are currently enrolled in Year-One of the TRU Human Service Diploma. Current students who have successfully completed year-one of the TRU Human Service Diploma do not need to apply for admission to continue on to complete Year Two. 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL iBT = score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the TWE (Test of Written English)
  • TOEFL computer based = 230 overall, with 4.5 on Essay
  • IELTS = score of 6.5, with no bands below 6.0
  • MELAB = score of 81
  • CanTEST = score of 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • CAEL = score of 70, with no subset below 60
  • Duolingo = score of 110 (accepted on a temporary basis, applicable to applications received before August 31, 2022)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

TRU programs generally require BC high school graduation or equivalent. Exceptions to this requirement are shown in the program admission requirements.

You may have the equivalent of BC high school graduation if you have completed:

  • the BC Adult Graduation (Adult Dogwood) diploma, or
  • the General Education Diploma (GED)
The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Mature Student

For admission purpose, mature students are defined as any applicant of at least 19 years of age who has not graduated from high school. Students classified as mature may have the grade-level admission requirement waived, for example grade 11, grade 12, etc., but they are still required to meet a program’s other admission requirements and all course pre-requisites.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is considered that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Applicants may possibly earn academic credits for life and work experience learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Please contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

Click here for details on how to apply for admission to TRU. 

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.