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Your Career

Careers may be found in agencies including: private, government, and aboriginal programs in the areas of mental health, education, addictions, outreach, family services and social welfare.

Program Information

College Length: 5 Semesters
Start Date: September 2020*

*start dates are subject to change

Program Eligibility

Ontario High School Diploma with Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U) or Mature Student Test (19 years +)
 
Note: Low enrollment may result in cancellation of this program

Program Description

In partnership with Sault College, OSHKI-WENJACK’s special blended delivery method allows you to stay in your home community for the majority of the program You will take courses through on-line and independent study at home and attend classes in Thunder Bay twice per semester.

A Diploma in our Social Services Worker - Indigenous Specialization program prepares you for a career in the social services profession Graduates could be employed in private, governmental and Native programs in the areas of mental health, education, addictions, outreach, family services and social welfare.

Students will be able to register with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers after completing the program

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee will be announced at a later date.

Other Requirements

Prior to commencement of field placement, the following is required:

  • Vulnerable sector criminal reference check
  • Complete up-to-date immunization
  • First Aid - CPR level C

Curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER

  • CMM 110 - College Communication Skills - 45 hours
  • HDG 122 - Personal and Academic Success Strategies - 45 hours
  • NSW 107 - The Parallel Worlds of Metal Health - 45 hours
  • NSW 101 - Foundations for Balanced Practice - 45 hours
  • NSW 105 - Fieldwork Placement IA - 110 hours
  • NSW 106 - Fieldwork Seminar IA - 15 hours
  • PSY 120 - Lifespan Development - 45 hours

Total hours: 330

SECOND SEMESTER

  • NSW 104 - Canadian Social Welfare & Aboriginal Policies - 45 hours
  • NSW 111 - Human Behaviour & the Social Environment - 45 hours
  • NSW 114 - Understanding Aboriginal Wellness in Canada - 45 hours
  • NSW 116 - Fieldwork Seminar IB - 15 hours
  • NSW 110 - Fieldwork Placement IB - 110 hours
  • NSW 125 - Working with Families - 60 hours

Total hours: 320

THIRD SEMESTER

  • GEN 100 - Global Citizenship - 45 hours
  • NSW 100 - Addictions: Individuals, Family and Community - 45 hours
  • NSW 203 - Essential Skills for Social Services - 45 hours
  • NSW 215 - Fieldwork Seminar IIA - 15 hours
  • NSW 217 - Groups for Multicultural Practices I - 30 hours
  • NSW 220 - Fieldwork Placement IIA - 110 hours

Total hours: 290

FOURTH SEMESTER

  • CMM 225 - Human Services Communication - 45 hours
  • NSA 135 - Anishinaabemowin - Conversational - 45 hours
  • NSW 214  - Incorporating Indigeous Healing Methods into Practice - 60 hours
  • NSW 225 - Fieldwork Seminar IIB - 30 hours
  • NSW 227 - Groups for Multicultural Practices II - 30 hours
  • NSW 230 - Fieldwork Placement IIB - 110 hours

Total hours: 320

FIFTH SEMESTER

  • NSW 102 - Capacity Building for Communities - 60 hours
  • NSW 221 - Crisis Intervention - 45 hours
  • NSW 235 - Fieldwork Seminar IIC - 15 hours
  • NSW 240 - Fieldwork Placement IIC - 110 hours

Total hours: 230


Partner College


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Contact Us

April Head
Community Liason & Recruitment Officer

Toll Free: 1-866-636-7454
Phone: 807-626-1897
E-mail: ahead@oshki.ca

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