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Diploma in Social Service Worker - Gerontology Canadore College - College Drive Campus Canadore College - College Drive Campus, Canada

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CAD 16000

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100

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24 months


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Program Overview

Train hands-on for this in-demand career field and gain the skills necessary to work with Canada's aging population. As the baby boomer generation ages, there is an increased demand for caring professionals with knowledge and expertise in aging. This program will teach you the skills and knowledge required by social service workers to assist older adults in maintaining their independence and enhance their quality of life.

What You Learn

  • Gerontology 
  • Mental health across the lifespan
  • Leisure, recreation and health promotion 
  • Canada's First Peoples
  • Family dynamics
  • Therapeutic case management
  • Interpersonal skills related to death and bereavement

Note: Graduates may apply to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 18
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 51

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • ENG4C or ENG4U

6 IELTS Score
60 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
51 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 100

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11000 Per year

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