Social Work Diploma

Social Work Diploma

Be an advocate for those in need and start changing the world one person at a time. The two-year Social Work Diploma program gives you the theory and practice you need to make an impact in the lives of those at risk. With practicum opportunities in Calgary and area, you will work with diverse groups, equipping you for a rewarding career in a challenging field. Graduates are eligible to become a Registered Social Worker through the Alberta College of Social Workers.

Theory into action

You’ll get extensive hands-on experience starting in your first year working with diverse populations including individuals and families living in poverty, high risk families, recent immigrants, the elderly, young offenders and others.

Mission

Transformative education for exceptional social work practice.

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Experience wanted

 

You will gain knowledge and practice in a variety of social work skills, including the following activities with individuals, families, groups and communities:
•   assessing needs and strengths
•   goal setting and planning
•   developing intervention plans
•   intervening effectively with persons of varying ages, races, genders and abilities
•   supportive counselling
•   Evaluation practice and/or programs

Career choices

 

Graduates may be employed in a range of government, nonprofit and private agencies. The demand for graduates is high and continues to grow. In Alberta, the job market for social workers is expected to increase by 3% to 4% a year. Your job title could be:
•   Social worker
•   Case Manager
•   Outreach Worker
•   Community worker
•   Mental Health Worker
•   Probation/Corrections Officer

Further education

Graduates may pursue a Bachelor of Social Work at many universities across Canada, including the University of Calgary, Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, and the University of Manitoba. Student graduates may also choose to stay at Mount Royal to complete a degree.