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Social workers are interested in social change and passionate about social justice. If you have a desire to help people in times of need or crisis, a career in social work may be the right path for you!
What you'll learn
Camosun College offers a two-year associate degree designed to help you pursue a career in social work. Your associate degree will include a a range of integrated courses, including sociology, psychology, women's studies, Indigenous studies, social policy and English.
As an associate degree student, you will have access to excellent academic advice; you'll have a definite learning path, but with room to explore along the way.
Work experience option
Associate Degree programs include either a Co-op or Internship option.
Students will gain practical work experience, which may be paid or unpaid, through either a four-month internship or two co-op work terms, available after at least eight courses of academic study.
A great start to your social work degree
This program provides all the courses necessary to meet the academic portion of the admission requirements needed to apply to the Bachelor of Social Work degree program at the University of Victoria. There are other requirements needed to meet admission. Please see UVic’s website. This AD can also lead to a full block transfer to Royal Roads University's Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program.Other social work degree programs may also accept this course work. Students should connect directly with other institutions for details.
Once you have completed a social work bachelor degree at a university, you'll be eligible for employment in a wide variety of settings including schools, family and child services, community care, correctional services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, general and psychiatric hospitals, and charity and religious organizations, just to name a few.
What's an Associate Degree?
An associate degree is a two-year academic program made up of 20 university-level courses. It is a stand-alone provincial credential you can list on your resume, as well as a good option to consider if you plan to continue your education to complete a university degree.
The Associate Degree program provides some flexibility with course choices and scheduling, you can study full-time or part-time, and potentially year round.
Camosun's academic advisors are available to help you understand how to choose the right courses to meet your educational goals. With this assistance, you will be able to make informed choices to ensure the courses you select will be usable for the specific university program you'd like to pursue.