Social Services Diploma

Social Services Diploma

24 months
Application deadlines: March 31
Application fee: CA$106
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$17,519
Domestic tuition: CA$6,432

Program overview

The program provides advanced-level training for working in the social services field and is available on a full-time or a part-time basis. The program includes the following components: courses in addictions and addiction treatment, conflict resolution, leadership and supervision, community development, interpersonal skills, and special topics; elective courses drawn from a wide-ranging selection of elective options in many different disciplines relevant to the human services field. The program uses workplace-based projects and assignments to help students integrate and apply classroom learning in practice.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


General admission requirements apply. English 12 with a minimum "C" grade, or equivalent. Volunteer or paid employment in the human services field. Résumé and two current letters of reference. Submit a Personal Profile. Interview may be required. The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

Career opportunities

Graduates of the diploma program will gain skills to prepare them for work in a broad range of social services positions, including supervisory/administrative roles and more specialized direct service roles with community agencies, private service providers, and some government services.

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada