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Human Service Worker - Certificate (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$3,239.48
Tuition: $2,803.68
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:92.00
Bus Pass Fee:88.80
Health and Dental Fee:225.00
Total Fees:$435.80

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

The curriculum for the Human Service Worker Program (both certificate and diploma levels) reflects the growing responsibilities and practice standards for graduates employed in the field.

Students develop a theoretical knowledge base, a foundation of professional ethics and values, a critical thinking ability, essential support skills and a process for integrating all their learning into a practice framework.

The Human Service Worker program combines academic study with practical experience to provide graduates with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work in the diverse and complex field of community and social services.

Human Service Work Program Certificate (1st year): can be completed in 3 semesters of full-time study (or a maximum of 5 years of part-time study) fully online or a combination of the face to face and online. The HSWR Certificate consists of 12 courses and 2 practica (180 hours each), for a total of 44 credits. The HSWR certificate prepares students for entry level work in government and community agencies that support youth, adults and families facing challenges as a result of intrapersonal, interpersonal and societal factors.

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 graduation with a minimum of 65% in English 12 or equivalent (refer to Course Equivalency Information on the College Website)

Non-academic requirements:

  • Completion and submission of CYFS Application Package
  • Completion of immunizations, documented by the immunization form in the admission package, or completion of Immunization Waiver Form (lack of immunizations may impact applicant's access to Practicum placements and employment opportunities following graduation).
  • Good command of oral and written English language
  • Solicitor General Criminal Record Check. Note: Conviction of a criminal offence may influence an applicant's access to practicum placements and employment opportunities following graduation

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Program Transfer Opportunities

We have setup block transfer agreements with other colleges and universities to help you continue your studies once you have completed your program. If we don't have a transfer agreement for your program you can usually transfer your individual courses to another college or university in Canada.

Course transfer
If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Block transfer agreements
Once you have completed your studies you have the opportunity to transfer all or most of the credits you have earned to the following institution:

Transfer information for: Human Service Worker - Certificate

Course Outline for: Human Service Worker - Certificate

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