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Social Service Worker Certificate


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 Estimate
    $4713 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1400 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • 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: $39 Domestic, $100 International

1) Program Admission Requirements

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
  • Criminal Record Check from the Ministry of Justice
  • resume
  • two personal references
  • one page statement
  • work reference based on 30 hours of paid or volunteer social services related work experience
  • a driver's license and transportation is recommended

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

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

Verify with the institution directly

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.

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