The Aurora College Social Work Program offers two years of general university studies and social work curriculum leading to a Diploma in Social Work (Certificate in Social Work from the University of Regina). Graduates may apply to have their two years of credits applied toward the Bachelor of Social Work degree at the University of Regina or Yukon College.
The program is designed to be of particular relevance to the Northwest Territories and its social issues, cultural groups, and delivery systems and resources. The courses and the field practicums are planned to meet the educational needs of students who will be working in the North after completion of the program, as well as students who will be continuing their post-secondary studies. Program delivery is geared to meet the needs and characteristics of adult, multi-cultural learners.
The Social Work Program educates social workers in a northern, generalist practice, preparing them to work with individuals, families, groups and communities. The program teaches students a wide range of helping and intervention skills, with a solid foundation in social work values and ethics. Students will learn to work as agents of social change in a variety of settings.
To graduate, students must fulfill all course and program requirements.
Prior to taking part in a practicum, students must submit a Criminal Record Check. Criminal Record Checks which indicate a record exists will be reviewed by the Chair of Health and Human Services Programs and the Manager of Student Services, Yellowknife Campus. Applicants are responsible for all costs associated with the Criminal Record Check.