PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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SepEdmontonIn person
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Program length  

6 terms

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $14,338.00

International
Total: $40,975.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1
    • 60% in ESLG 1860
  • Documentary evidence of having completed at least 100 voluntary and/or paid work hours in the human services field.
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Overview

NorQuest College offers an approved and accredited two-year full-time Social Work diploma program with a multicultural focus. As its mission, the program emphasizes the value of human diversity and teaches the practice of social work within an anti-oppressive framework that is supportive and empowering.

As a social worker, you may have the ability to improve the quality of life for yourself and for others through self-reflection and offering resources, services, and opportunities for your prospective clients. In addition, you will be prepared to create social change through your work and professional activities.

Program themes include:

  • competency working in different cultures
  • social work practice that recognizes and deals with oppression
  • awareness of cultural displacement issues
  • awareness of personal abilities and resiliency
  • spirituality
  • community practice
  • holistic practice
  • practice in specialized settings

Students in the Social Work program can expect to develop knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • social work foundations
  • the helping process
  • social policy
  • assessment and interviewing
  • social work models and practice
  • working with groups
  • working with families and communities
  • mental health
  • abuse, violence, and addictions

The Social Work diploma program teaches students the value of human diversity in the context of Indigenous and multicultural knowledge and practices within an anti-oppressive and ethical framework that is supportive and empowering.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes two practicums totalling 700 hours.

Location

Edmonton