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Human Service Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with TRU about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Kamloops

    Resources

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    City of Kamloops - Home
    Williams Lake

    Resources

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    Williams Lake BC - Official Website
  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5700 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1500 - $2000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

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

Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is strongly recommended.

More details can be found here.

Application Fee: $29.83

1) Program Admission Requirements

Option A. For Entry into Year One

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • English 12 (73% grade in last five years)
  • English 12 First Peoples (73% grade in last five years)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) score (level 5 in last two years)
  • ENGL 0600 (C+)
  • ESAL 0570 and 0580 (C+)

Non-Academic

  • be at least 19 years old by December 31 of the Fall semester
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • two letters of reference. At least one letter must be from an employer, volunteer supervisor or community professional that comments on the applicant's suitability for, or performance in, human service work. Reference letters must be less than two years old (at date of application) and include the referee's phone number.
  • attendance at an orientation session is recommended (topics covered include program information, costs, and career opportunities)
  • Criminal Record Check (for practicum)
Option B. For Direct Entry into Year Two

Academic

1. Complete one of the following with at least a 2.67 ("B-") average:

  • Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Social Services Certificate
  • related certificate (considered on an individual basis).

Non-Academic

  • two letters of reference*. At least one letter must be from an employer, volunteer supervisor or community professional that comments on the applicant's suitability for, or performance in, human service work. Reference letters must be less than two years old (at date of application) and include the referee's phone number.
  • about 200 hours of experience (paid or volunteer) related to the human service field is recommended
  • basic keyboarding and computer literacy skills are strongly recommended

Note (*): References are not required, if you graduated from TRU's Social Services, Community and School Support or Early Childhood Education program with at least a 2.67 GPA.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

For students whose first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL iBT score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the test of written English
  • IELTS score of 6.5, with no bands below 6.0
  • MELAB score of 81
  • CanTEST score of 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • CAEL score of 70, with no subset below 60

Verify with the institution directly

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 program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please check here.

Mature Student

If you do not meet the admission requirements for your intended program it's possible to gain entry through mature student status. To be classified as a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least two years. In such cases the grade level requirement (eg -Grade 10, Grade 12) will be waived however individual course prerequisites must still be met (eg-English 10, English 12).

Special Note: It's possible to make up course prerequisites for your intended program through TRU.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is considered that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply, please check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.