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SSW-150 Social Services Practice Experience I

30 hrs/week practicum placement for 7 weeks + 3 hr seminar/week, 5 credits

This 210 hour practicum completes the first year of Social Services training. This course enables the student to combine theory and practice in a social services work setting. Students must successfully complete this practicum at an employment readiness level in order to continue with the second year of the Social Services Diploma. As each practice placement site is unique and may require knowledge and skills specific to its mandate and client population, a contract of learning outcome expectations will be established at the beginning of the practice placement at a meeting between the student, the practice placement supervisor, and the classroom instructor. The student will be supported in her/his learning through weekly seminars.


  • Admission to the Social Services diploma program; C minimum in all first year SSW diploma courses and co-requisite enrollment in winter theory courses.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

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