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Social Service Worker Certificate


Intake
  • Continuous

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Throughout BC - Distance Education Format
  • Length
    33 credits
  • Tuition Estimate
    $4554 Total approximately - See individual courses for more information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    See individual courses for more information
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out TRU-OL's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. Please contact Student Services at 250.852.7000 (Kamloops and International) or 1.800.663.9711 (Toll-free within Canada), or email student@tru.ca.

Application Fee: $63.50

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1.  English

One of:

  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples (73% within the last five years)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Level 5 on the compositions section, and at least 70% on all other sections
  • Satisfactory completion of the TRU English Assessment
  • ENGL 0600 (C+)
  • ENGL 0601 (C+)
  • ESAL 0570 and ESAL 0580 (C+)  


Non-Academic

  • 60 documented hours of people-oriented volunteer or paid work experience in public or private social service agencies in the last five years
  • Criminal Record Check
  • application form
  • phone interview with the Program Coordinator


Admission Advice

1. High school graduation (or equivalent) is recommended.

2. In addition to submitting an online program application form, you also need to complete the Social Service Worker Certificate Application form when applying to the program.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy TRU-OL's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

English proficiency equivalent to Grade 12 English or higher.

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Skills - You must have adequate English language skills to participate in your intended program of study.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the prerequisite for your intended course(s) or the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The program admission requirements for TRU-OL programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 


Out-of-Province

You must meet the prerequisite for your intended course(s) or the admission requirements of your intended program.

Differential fees and services may apply to applicants who are not permanent residents of BC.

Special Note: The program admission requirements for TRU-OL programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit check here.

Mature Student

All individuals are eligible for general admission to TRU-OL. (Differential fees and services may apply to applicants who are not permanent residents of BC.) You must also meet the admission requirements of their intended program or prerequisites of any intended courses.

Special Note: The program admission requirements for TRU-OL programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

For details on registering check here.

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