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Social Service Worker Diploma


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Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Terrace
  • Campuses
    Terrace

    Resources

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    City of Terrace
  • Length
    2-3 Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $3805 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2160 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: No Charge

Academic

1. NWCC's Social Service Worker Certificate or any other human service related certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution with NWCC's SSW 112 (Interpersonal Communication) and SSW 113 (Helping Skills) courses

Non-Academic:
  • Criminal Record Check.
Admission Advice

1. If planning to apply to a Social Work or Child Care Degree you should consult with your intended university to ensure appropriate elective courses are completed.

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must have a TOEFL score of at least 220 (CBT), 83 (IBT), or 560 (PBT)

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)

NWCC admits applicants with any level of educational. However, you will also have to meet any admission requirements of your intended program. For instance many NWCC programs have entrance requirements that include proof of secondary school graduation and/ or completion of secondary school courses.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all NWCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

 

Out-of-Province

NWCC admits applicants with any level of educational. However, you will also have to meet any admission requirements of your intended program. For instance many NWCC programs have entrance requirements that include proof of secondary school graduation and/ or completion of secondary school courses.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all NWCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

To have courses from other institutions evaluated for transfer credit at NWCC you must submit an Application for Transfer Credit along with official transcripts from each institution attended. For more information about transferring credit, contact a NWCC educational advisor.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

To have courses from other institutions evaluated for transfer credit at NWCC you must submit an Application for Transfer Credit along with official transcripts from each institution attended. For more information about transferring credit, contact a NWCC educational advisor.

 

Mature Student

Not Applicable

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

For details on applying 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 Service Worker Certificate are eligible for the following block transfer:

  • three units within the Bachelor of Social Work Degree - UVic
  • 15 units within the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care Degree - UVic
  • 30 credits within the Bachelor of Social Work Degree - UNBC

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

  • 60 credits within the Bachelor of Social Work 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 complete 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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