About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:2 Years

Program Highlights

  • Students receive more than 650 hours of hands-on experience
  • Program Outline integrates intensive field experiences with sound academic training
  • Case studies, videotape simulations and small group discussions enhance learning
  • Program responds to changes in the social services field
  • Field placements often lead to employment
Attend a Program Information Session

Interested in the Social Service Worker program? Attend a presentation to meet and greet with current SSW students, learn about articulation agreements and the types of activities that the SSW program features. Upcoming session dates and times include:

Career Opportunities

  • Addictions treatment
  • Corrections
  • Mental health and wellness enhancement
  • Immigration and refugee settlement
  • Income assistance

The confidence and real-world experience I gained through this program enabled me to obtain full-time employment at the Niagara Falls Employment Help Centre even before I had my diploma in hand! Thank you, Niagara College.

Amy Shelton, Social Service Worker graduate

Start Dates

Ontario College Diploma
#0123 - 2 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2015Closed
January 2016Closed
May 2016Not Available
September 2016Closed
January 2017Open
May 2017Not Available

Future Study Options

Niagara College offers graduate certificate options in several study areas to qualified college and university graduates. These certificates can add to your existing credentials and prepare you for the world of work.

We maintain articulation agreements with other colleges and universities in Canada and around the world.

Some post-secondary credits can be transferred into any Niagara College program.


Interested in completing your Bachelor of Social Work degree? Check out the options (PDF) for Niagara College Social Service Worker graduates!