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 2016Closed
January 2017Waitlisted (What's this?)
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Open
May 2018Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.