Social Service Worker, Short Course | Selkirk College | Castlegar, Canada
9 months
14688 CAD/full
5072 CAD/full
Tuition fee
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Your sense of caring may have come naturally or perhaps your life has been touched by circumstances that kindle a sense of empathy and a desire to be of service. The Social Service Worker program is offered by Selkirk College.

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If you have a desire to support people in times of need and crisis, a career in social services may be for you. Up to 90% of our Social Service Worker (SSW) from Selkirk College  graduates find stable, satisfying work. A shortage of workers is predicted over the next five years.

Choose Social Service Work If You

  • Want to help build healthy communities
  • Have a strong desire to support others
  • Believe in caring for others
  • Feel a sense of duty to your community
  • Want to work with marginalized populations

Program Benefits

  • Practical interviewing and counselling skills
  • Development of written and oral communication
  • Promotion of self awareness, personal growth and readiness for practice
  • Critical thinking, team building and problem solving skills
  • Individual, group and family strategy skills
  • Feminist and Indigenous approaches to practice are introduced
  • Anti-oppressive perspectives are a foundation of the program

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Family Dynamics
  • Community Resources
  • Group Skills
  • Application of Theory to Practice
  • Addictions 
  • Literature 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most programs accept applications 12 months before the start date. 


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


43 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or
  • Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or
  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14688 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14688 CAD for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    5072 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5072 CAD for the full programme during 9 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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