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Что я буду изучать?

Learn social service work focused on a growing population

Social service workers who focus on gerontology are sought out by many organizations because of the growing senior population in Canada. This in-depth diploma answers society’s needs by teaching the foundations of social service work, while training you to specialize in work with the elderly.

Work with our faculty of community service professionals

Our faculty come from a wide range of community service roles, and includes social workers, community developers and gerontology specialists. Each professor brings their unique and valuable experience to every course, providing you with one-of-a-kind knowledge that only years in the field provides.

Get hands-on social service work experience in field placements

In Terms 2, 3 and 4 you’ll work with seniors in a field placement two days a week. This means valuable on-the-job experience and the chance to practically apply your class lessons. You’ll support older adults in different settings, and also establish valuable career connections in the community.

Career Opportunities

Sheridan provides training in fields with a bright future. When you graduate from the Social Service Worker – Gerontology program, you'll be ready to enter a field that continues to grow with new and emerging job opportunities.

Here are some jobs you might find:

  • Adult program/recreation assistant
  • Case worker
  • Community outreach worker
  • Family resource worker
  • Hospice worker
  • Social service worker

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify needs, strengths and resources of older adults to assist them in setting goals that promote their optimal functioning, well being, and quality of life.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate services and programs in response to identified needs and goals of older adults.
  • Participate in the SSW role as a member of an inter-professional team, in the development and provision of relevant services and programs for older adults.
  • Record information accurately and communicate effectively in oral, written and electronic formats, in adherence to privacy, and freedom of information legislation.
  • Develop and maintain helping relationships which adhere to professional, legal and ethical standards aligned with social service work.
  • Assess diverse needs and experiences of individuals, groups, families, caregivers and communities, to promote accessible and responsive programs and services.
  • Develop strategies and plans that lead to the promotion of self-care, lifelong learning, reflective practice, and enhanced work relationships.
  • Advocate for change strategies that promote social and economic justice and challenge patterns of oppression and discrimination.
  • Develop competencies in emerging technologies to enhance quality of life for older adults, caregivers and family members.

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies

Варианты обучения

Очная (2 лет)

CAD$16,929.00 (1,033,697 руб) за 1 год
The fees shown here are for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are subject to change.
Начало обучения

Предполагаемое начало: Сентябрь 2021


Sheridan College (Ontario)

Davis Campus,

7899 McLaughlin Road,


Ontario (ON),

L6Y 5H9, Canada

Очная (2 лет)

CAD$16,929.00 (1,033,697 руб) за 1 год
The fees shown here are for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are subject to change.
Начало обучения

Предполагаемое начало: Сентябрь 2021


Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,


Ontario (ON),

L6H 2L1, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для иностранных студентов

Applicants must hold Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U); Or Mature student status

English-language proficiency testing:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module: 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5

PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 58 - Overall Minimum Score (49L,W,S,R)

FCE (Cambridge English First): 174 - Cambridge English Scale or FCE B

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced): 180 - Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency): 200 - Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes): 70%

Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment): 4.0 – Listening Band, 4.0 – Reading Combined Band, CLB 7 – Writing