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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Social Service Worker

Gain skills to work in a wide range of community service environments.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.


Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

Semester 1    
CSRV17062 Community Development and Fundraising 3
CSRV17749 Social Service Practice 3
FLPL16886 Introduction to Social Services and Field Practicum 3
PSYC15065G Psychology Core Concepts 3
CSRV13672 Social Diversity in Contemporary Canada 3
COMM19999 Essential Communications 3
Total:   18
Semester 2    
CSRV22987 The Helping Process 3
SOCS16732 Human Development Lifespan 3
CSRV21011 Introduction to Applied Research in Social Services 3
FLPL13672 Field Preparation: SSW 6
CSRV28263 Social Policy, Social Justice and Change 3
CSRV14178 Migration and Settlement Studies 3
Total:   21
Semester 3    
CSRV21618 Crisis Intervention & Trauma Informed Practice 3
CSRV21425 Group Methods and Facilitation 3
FLPL25288 Professional Practice 1: SSW 11
GNED General Education Elective  
Total:   20
Semester 4    
CSRV39402 Advanced Settlement Counselling 3
CSRV24947 Advanced Helping Skills 3
FLPL20065 Professional Practice 2: SSW 11
  General Education Elective 3
  Choose one of the following program electives. Please note that not all program electives listed here will be offered every semester.  
CRSV20065 Indigenous Ways of Knowing 3
CSRV24717 Engaging and Promoting Healthy Families 3
CSRV20261 Youth Justice and Social Service Practice 3
CSRV27028 Non-profit Services and Grant Writing 3
Total:   20

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