Diploma in Social Work

Medicine Hat College

UG Certificate / Diploma


24 Months


CAD$ 13,630/year

Tuition Fee

CAD$ 75

Application Fee

Sep 2022

Apply Date

Canada, Alberta

Type: College

Location Type: Urban

Founded: 1965

Total Students: 8,888 +

Campus Detail

Main Campus Address

299 College Drive Southeast, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6, Canada

Diploma in Social Work

Program Overview

Make a difference in the lives of others with a rewarding career in social work. Social workers help individuals, families, groups, and communities develop the skills and resources they need to enhance quality of life.  

This two-year diploma program combines

  • Knowledge of the humanities and behavioural sciences,
  • An understanding of social work theory and philosophy, and
  • The development of practical skills in classroom and fieldwork settings.

It requires your personal commitment, an open mind, and a willingness to question your own values and beliefs. Taught from a broad and inclusive perspective, there is a strong emphasis on maintaining ethical practices and a focus on diversity, anti-oppressive practice, and social justice.  

Most classes are designed to provide you with the theoretical understanding of various concepts and skills necessary to work with individuals, families, groups and communities. Practicum experiences bring knowledge and skills together, formulating your identity as a social worker  

The program is designed to meet the knowledge, skills and practice competencies as defined by the Alberta College of Social Work. Graduates of the diploma program have the option of applying to the Bachelor of Social Work program through the University of Calgary (delivered/hosted by Medicine Hat College), or transferring to other Bachelor of Social Work programs.

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