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Social Services Worker Diploma


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Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Dawson Creek and Fort St. John Campuses
  • Campuses
    Dawson Creek

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  • Length
    Four Terms (60 credits)
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $3228 per year
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $2660 per year approximately
  • Credentials
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $25

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (B)
  • English 12 First Peoples (B)
  • English Literature 12 (B)
  • ENGL 050 (B)
  • ENGL 099 (B)
  • university-level English course (C)
  • writing assessment

Non-Academic

  • attend orientation session
  • Criminal Record Check

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, to enter the University Transfer Program you must have one of (minimum score):

  • A TOEFL score of 213 CBT or 79 IBT
  • An IELTS score of 6.5

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)

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are applying for admission to Northern Lights College must meet one of the following:

Academic and Career/Technical Programs - You must:

  • have graduated from a BC secondary school, or equivalent; OR
  • be lacking no more than two courses from BC secondary school graduation (if available, these must be completed while attending the college); OR
  • be accepted by special arrangement in view of your experience, maturity or ability.

Academic Upgrading Programs - You must:

  • be at least 17 years old and have been out of school for at least one year OR receive special admission for entry

Vocational Programs - You must:

  • have completed Grade 10 for most programs. However, some programs require Grade 12 with specific prerequisite courses (detailed in the program listings for NLC in Education Planner).

 

Out-of-Province

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are applying for admission to Northern Lights College must meet one of the following:

Academic and Career/Technical Programs - You must:

  • have graduated from a BC secondary school, or equivalent; OR
  • be lacking no more than two courses from BC secondary school graduation (if available, these must be completed while attending the college); OR
  • be accepted by special arrangement in view of your experience, maturity or ability.

Academic Upgrading Programs - You must:

  • be at least 17 years old and have been out of school for at least one year OR receive special admission for entry

Vocational Programs - You must:

  • have completed Grade 10 for most programs. However, some programs require Grade 12 with specific prerequisite courses (detailed in the program listings for NLC in Education Planner).

BC Transfer Student

You will need to complete a Transfer Credit Application Form if you wish to receive an assessment of credits from courses taken at another post-secondary institution toward a NLC certificate or diploma. For more details contact a NLC advisor.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You will need to complete a Transfer Credit Application Form if you wish to receive an assessment of credits from courses taken at another post-secondary institution toward a NLC certificate or diploma. For more details contact a NLC advisor.

Mature Student

To be considered a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least a year. As a mature student you do not need to be a secondary school graduate but will have to meet the specific admission requirements of your desired program.

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

 

How to Apply

For details on applying to Northern Lights College check here.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Introductory Note: Normally one year of academic study is made up of 15 units or 30 credits.

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

  • 12 credits within the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree - OUC
  • up to 30 credits within the Bachelor of Arts Degree - TRU-OL
  • up to 30 units within the BSW Degree - UVic
  • 30 units within the BA Child and Youth Care Degree - UVic
  • 60 credits within the BSW Degree - TRU
  • 60 credits within the BSW Degree - UNBC

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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