|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Oakville|
|Nominal duration||2 years, includes 2 field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,988 per year
The fee is for the 2023–2024 academic year and includes tuition (CA$16,206), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
This award-winning program equips you to help people work through diverse challenges and improve quality of life.
In this program, you’ll learn from professors and guest speakers who have considerable experience in family therapy, policy development, social work, social justice and other social service fields. You’ll gain a solid skills foundation through a laboratory practicum, and you’ll develop plans for starting and running a service organization.
Things you’ll learn to do
- Conduct effective assessments
- Manage interventions
- Develop advocacy strategies relevant to a client’s needs
- Work with government agencies to navigate regulations
- Become fully aware of the services available and how to deliver them
- Understand the scope of your practice and when (and where) to refer clients
The Social Service Worker program maintains connections with hundreds of organizations – including community-based organizations, group homes, children’s aid organizations and youth centres – that welcome our students for their Year 2 practicum placements. You’ll complete more than 600 hours of field placement in a social service setting, reinforcing the practical skills you’ve learned in class.
You’ll learn through:
- Seminar presentations with class interaction
- Laboratory practicum that simulates the Year 2 practicum situation to give students a solid skills foundation for their upcoming experience in the field
- Guest speaker presentations from those active in the field
Success in the program requires that you be open to the specific issues and contexts of people with various racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
When you graduate from the Social Service Worker program, you’ll be eligible for admission to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. As a member of this body, you can use the title “Registered Social Service Worker.” For additional details, visit the Ontario College of Social Workers website.
The Social Service Worker program maintains linkages with a number of universities, which offer further educational opportunities for our graduates.
The program duration for September starts is two academic years. The program duration for January starts is 16 months continuous.
Sheridan is your key to a great career in social service work. When you graduate from the Social Service Worker diploma program, you’ll be eligible for frontline positions in the field.
Here are some places you might work:
- Crisis centres
- Drop-in centres
- Employment centres
- Food banks
- Group home and mental health settings
- Homeless shelters
- Newcomer centres
- Women’s shelters