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Social Service Worker Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions regarding our Social Service Worker Program

How much does the Social Service Worker program cost?

The cost of the tuition for the program is $8,750.00 for domestic students.

What is covered in the cost?

The cost covers the tuition which includes instructional time (600 hours). Fees include application fee and textbooks.

How long is the Social Service Worker program?

The program is 6.5 months in length, with 600 hours of instruction in total which includes 80 hours of practicum.

Is there financial aid?

Government funding is available to qualified students. Please see our Admissions page for more info or refer to Student Aid BC

What are the requirements to get into the Social Service Worker program?

Please see our Admissions page for more info.

How does Orca’s Social Service Worker program compare to other educational options?

Our program is uniquely designed to suit diverse student needs and is accessible by various types of students. Small classroom sizes allow for increased interaction between students and instructors. The curriculum is based on 21st-century skills required by employers in the field. Learn more about the courses on our Course page.

What types of individuals take part in the Social Service Worker program?

Our program is open to all individuals who meet the admission requirements and have an interest in helping others!

Will Orca assist me with finding a job?

Orca supports students with securing practicum placements as part of the program. Many students may get hired by agencies where they do practicums. Further, the program supports students with creating resumes, cover letters, digital portfolios, and performing job searches. Find out more about job opportunities for graduates on our Job Opportunities page.