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Wed June 19, 2024 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm




This program prepares students for immediate entry into all social service sectors, as well as for further education in Social Work and other helping professions. Program participation and employment in the social services field require commitments of physical and emotional energies. Students move through the program together as a cohort. All core Social Service Worker courses are taught by program faculty. This provides a supportive, experiential-learning environment and a personal, professional network both during the program and after its completion. The Certificate Program consists of two semesters of full-time studies. There are two practicum placements, including a five-week, full-time block placement at the end of the second semester. Students who successfully complete the nine-month program earn a Social Service Worker Certificate. The College now requires all students to complete a Criminal Record Check. Please see the admission requirements tab for further information.

Coordinated Social Service Worker Diploma

In addition to a Social Service Worker Certificate, students can also complete a Coordinated Social Service Worker Diploma by adding 30 Arts and Sciences credits to the Certificate. Although enrolment in the SSW Certificate only occurs each Fall term, students can complete the additional 10 courses (30 credits) they need for the diploma as a general arts student in any of Langara’s three semesters either before and/or after completing their certificate. Please see the program curriculum tab for more details.