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Social Service Worker Certificate


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Castlegar Campus
  • Campuses
    Castlegar

    Resources

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    City of Castlegar
  • Length
    Nine Months Certificate; Two Years Diploma
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $4303 per year
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1485 per year
  • Credentials
    • Certificate
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted up to 12 months before the program start date. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $37

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent

Note: Consideration will also be given to mature students.

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C)
  • equivalent course
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test (level 4)
3. Complete the College Readiness Tool reading and writing assessment

Non-Academic
  • resume
  • two personal references
  • health information form
  • Criminal Record Check
  • work reference based on 30 hours of paid or volunteer social services related work experience
  • driver's licence and transportation

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • Completion of English 12 or equivalent
  • A C+ grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • A TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or 80 (internet)
  • A EIKEN grade of pre-1
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • A Language Proficiency Index of 4

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

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

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have graduated from a BC Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

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

Out-of-Province

If you have graduated from Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

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

BC Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

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

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Applicants who do not qualify for admission to Selkirk in any of the other admission categories may still qualify for general admission in one of the following two ways:

  • if you are under 19 years old but who have the written recommendation of their secondary school principal; or
  • if you are considered by the Admissions and Standards Committee to be capable of succeeding in college courses based on their particular circumstances.

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

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

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

Block Transfer within Selkirk

Graduates may advance to Selkirk's Human Services Diploma.

Special Note: Completion of the Human Services Diploma may enable entry into:

  • third-year studies in the Bachelor of Social Work Degree at UVic, OUC, TRU (formerly UCC);
  • third-year studies in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care Degree at UVic, UFV or VIU.

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

Block Transfer out of province

Graduates of the diploma may also advance to the University of Calgary's Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation Degree or Athabasca University's Bachelor of Professional Arts - Human Services Major Degree. (Athabasca University is a distance learning university operating out of Alberta.)  

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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