Social Services Diploma

Social Services Diploma

24 months
Application deadlines: March 31
Processing time: 30 days
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



  • Duolingo English Test
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