Langara College’s Social Service Worker Program prepares students for immediate entry into all social service sectors, as well as for further education in social work and other related disciplines.

The certificate program consists of two semesters of full-time studies including practicum placements, and a five-week, full-time block placement at the end of the second semester. Students have the option of adding 30 arts and sciences credits to the certificate to earn a coordinated diploma.

Students move through the program together as a cohort. All core Social Service Worker Program courses are taught by program faculty. This provides a supportive, experiential learning environment and a personal, professional network both during the program and after its completion.

Although enrollment in the certificate only occurs each fall term, students can be completing the 10 additional courses (30 credits) towards their diploma before and/or after completing their certificate. Students may begin courses in any of Langara's three semesters as a general arts student in order to complete the courses towards their diploma. Please see the program curriculum tab for more details.  

The College now requires all students to complete a criminal record check once admitted to the program.