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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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SSW-120

Foundations of Social Service Practice

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course examines the theories and skills specific to the helping roles assumed by social service workers in non-metropolitan and rural communities. Topics include: assessment and case management, the community, natural helping systems and self-help groups, empowerment and change, and problem solving approaches for working effectively with people within a human service framework.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Social Services Diploma or Human Services Diploma or University Transfer students require a C+ or better in Grade 12 English or equivalent, instructor permission and a letter of intent.


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SSW-121

Interpersonal Communications

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

With a focus on developing effective communication skills in Human Service Work, this course will promote the students understanding of using communication for relationship development in a variety of Human Service settings, and as well, foster an enhancement of self-awareness and functioning in relationships with others.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Social Services Diploma or EA/CS Certificate or University Transfer students require a C+ or better in Grade 12 English or equivalent, instructor permission and a letter of intent.


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SSW-122

Social Welfare in Canada

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the history and development of social welfare policy in Canada with particular emphasis on British Columbia. Students also examine some current provincial and federal legislation relevant to income security, family and poverty.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Social Services Diploma or Human Services Diploma or University Transfer students require a C+ or better in Grade 12 English or equivalent, instructor permission and a letter of intent.


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SSW-123

Advanced Interpersonal Skills Practice

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

Building on the content of SSW 121, this course will continue to explore relationship based help in the Human Services using a strengths based approach to promote positive growth and change with individuals. Students will develop advanced communication strategies including skills necessary to promote problem solving, working with difficult clients, and further student self-awareness as communicators.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C minimum in SSW 121


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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.

Prerequisite(s):

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


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SSW-201

Family Relationships

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the family experience in contemporary Canadian society. It provides a foundation which will assist the student in understanding and working with families or individuals within a family unit. Students will be introduced to various theories about family structure and function, stages of family development, impact of a rapidly changing society on families, problem situations, family relationships, and basic strategies for assisting families to function using a strengths based approach that promotes psychological well-being. Further, students will explore the importance of family in their own and the lives of others and will appreciate how family experiences effect emottional and social functioning.

Prerequisite(s):

  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent


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SSW-203

Conflict Management

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course focuses on the development of communication skills for the purpose of effective mediation, negotiation and resolution of interpersonal conflict. Participants will be taught conflict theory and provided with the necessary information to be able to move forward into resolution. Coaching and role play opportunities are provided in order to experience success in this important area.

Prerequisite(s):

  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent


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SSW-204

Program Planning, Development And Implementation

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course introduces students to the methods and considerations in contemporary program development, planning, implementation and evaluation in human services. Various internal and external needs assessments, evaluation strategies and ethical issues will be explored. Research and evaluation are presented as integral service improvement strategies.

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  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent


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SSW-205

Introduction to Group Work Practice

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

The Introduction to Group Work course explores various theoretical foundations and applied approaches to working with a variety of groups and populations. Effective group leadership will be examined along with a focus on relationships which effect group dynamics.

Prerequisite(s):

  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent


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SSW-206

Self Care in Human Services

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course will focus on the importance of self care as a primary tool in the tool kit of the human service practitioner. Students will learn why burn out is such a large issue facing human service practitioners and identify and develop personalized self care strategies to identify and manage symptoms of burn out.

Prerequisite(s):

  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent


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SSW-207

Law And Social Service

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course provides students with a beginning knowledge in the area of the law as it pertains to social service practice. The wide range of roles performed by social workers in helping and advocacy requires social workers to have an increasing knowledge of the law especially regarding the legal implications of their actions. Further, this course will critically examine the role of law in our society and the myths and realities of concepts such as justice and equality as well as the implications for reform.

Prerequisite(s):

  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent


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SSW-208

Social Work Practice in Mental Health And Addictions

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the practice of social work with concurrent disordered populations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent


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SSW-209

Contemporary Perspectives on Substance Abuse

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course prepares students to work with clients who have addictions problems. Skills and knowledge related to the management and understanding of addiction related problems and explores the biopsychosocial spiritual theory of addiction. Further, this course examines the transtheoretical model of change, history of substance abuse, pattern of use and the impact of addictions on society and selected populations.

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  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent


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SSW-210

Community Development

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course focuses on the values and skills required for macro level community based human service practice. Students will examine and practice the application of approaches to social change with a focus on preventing, reducing, altering, or eliminating aspects of community life that hinder community development.

Prerequisite(s):

  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent


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SSW-250

Advanced Practice Experience Social Services

30 hrs/week practicum & 3 hrs/week seminar for 8 weeks, 5 credits

It is expected that the student enrolling in SSW 250: Advanced Practice Experience in Social Services is proficient in basic social service worker skills and is ready to move to a more challenging experience. 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.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C minimum in all second year Social Services Diploma courses with co-requisite enrollment in all second year winter theory courses.


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