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Social Service Worker Diploma


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Prince George Campus, Quesnel
  • Campuses
    Prince George

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  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $7244 Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $2000 per year
  • Credentials
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Fee: $15

Academic(minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation with English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C)
  • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate with English 045  (C)
  • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate with English 12 (C) or English 12 First Peoples (C) or English 045 (C)
2. Successfully write the English component of the Student Readiness Assessment (SRA)

Non-Academic
  • submit two letters of reference from a Social Service employer, volunteer supervisor, teacher or social service professional outlining your personal suitability for work in the social service field
  • submit a work/volunteer experience resume
  • at least 30 hours of documented volunteer experience in the last three years
  • submit a written statement no longer than four pages 
  • Criminal Record Search (through the Solicitor General's Office.) 

Admission Advice 

1. The written statement will address your understanding of the social service field, interest in it, and personal attributes that will lead to success in the program.

2. It is strongly recommended that you have current certificates in:

  • Emergency level First Aid
  • FoodSafe

3. Certificates in therapeutic crisis intervention or non-violent crisis intervention are also valuable assets for work in the field. 

4. If you are accepted into the program it's recommended that you also obtain TB testing and complete the immunization schedule suggested by Northern Health.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Completion of English 12

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

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 80 (IBT)
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • Completion of Level 4 English for Academic Purposes at CNC

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

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
  • 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.

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 for CNC programs in Education Planner).

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 for CNC programs in Education Planner).

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

Details on Mature Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

International Student

Details on International Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on Special Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

How to Apply

Details on applying can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Graduates of the Social Service Worker Diploma may be eligible for the following block transfer:

  • 6 units within the Bachelor of Social Work Degree - UVic
  • 30 units within the BA in Child and Youth Care Degree - UVic
  • 60 credits within the Bachelor of Social Work Degree - UNBC

Students interested in continuing their studies to the bachelor's degree level in Social Work or Child and Youth Care should discuss their plans with a CNC counsellor before registering.

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer's BC Transfer Guide. This website offers details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

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

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