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Intake
  • Continuous

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Throughout BC - Distance Education Format
  • Length
    Ten Courses
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $4539 approximately per year - See individual courses for more information
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    See individual courses for more information
  • Credentials
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer

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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 OLAdmissions@tru.ca

Application Fee: $146.11

Academic

1.  English

One of:

  • ENGL 0661 (73%)
  • English 12 (73% within the last five years)
  • Complete the English Language and Writing Assessment, Language Proficiency Index, or English Assessment with First Nations Content (5 out of 6)

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. The Program Admission/Transfer Credit form and Social Service Worker Certificate application supplements must be completed and submitted when applying to the program.

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.

Block Transfer within TRU-OL

Graduates can transfer into the second year of TRU's Human Service Diploma.

Final Note: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at TRU or TRU-OL.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Most of the courses in the program transfer on an individual basis to several post-secondary institutions in the province. This may enable students to enter Social Service diploma programs, Social Work degree programs as well as other post-secondary programs. 

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.

These links lead to occupational descriptions on WorkBC.