Diploma in Social Services Worker in Northern Lights College

Northern Lights College

Campus: British Columbia

Duration: 60 Weeks

Intake: January, May and September

*Fee: CAN $295.05 per credit

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The Social Services Worker Diploma program provides opportunities for students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and qualifications to enable them to work in the human services worker field.


  • Academic Writing
  • Aboriginal Peoples of Canada / Contemporary Canadian Native Peoples
  • Canada, Post-Confederation /The Government of Canada
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Structure and Dynamics of the Family/The Family in Canada /Building Professional-Family Partnerships
  • Introduction to Social Work Practice
  • Introduction to Social Welfare
  • Introduction to Human Services Work
  • Ethics and Practice
  • Methods of Intervention and Practice Areas
  • Interpersonal Communications /Interpersonal Communications / Interpersonal Communications
  • Practicum and Seminar
  • Women and Gender Studies
    TWO of the following:

  • Cultural and Social Anthropology I
  • Cultural and Social Anthropology II
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions
  • Introduction to Sociology I
  • Introduction to Sociology II
    ONE of the following:

  • Nonfictional Prose
  • Introduction to Workplace Communications (Online)
  • Poetry and Drama
  • Prose Fiction
    TWO open electives:

  • Students must choose two additional elective courses (6 credits) in any area at the baccalaureate level.
    Career Outcomes:

    Paraprofessionals in a variety of social service and health agencies can work as:

  • Financial Assistance Worker
  • Youth Probation Officer
  • Residential Service Worker
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Supported Employment
  • Community Living Worker
  • Transition Houses
  • Aboriginal Support Worker
  • Family Violence Worker
    Eligibility Requirement:


    The students who’ve completed Bachelors are eligible to enrol themselves for Diploma in Social Services Worker at Northern Lights College in British Columbia.

    English Proficiency Requirement

    1. IELTS (Academic): Overall Band Score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 5.5.

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