Giving Back To Society – Become A Social Worker

Langara College was founded in 1965 and is located in downtown Vancouver, Canada. It is famous for its high rate of university enrolment. It provides more than 21,000 students with learning and training opportunities every year, among which international students from more than 700 countries around the world study here.

Social Service Worker Programs

In the core courses of this major, half ore experiential courses and another half are traditional academic courses. This major emphasizes practical skills, which can be transformed into a wide range of social services, including interviews, problem solving, teamwork, self-care skills, assessment and referral.

After completing 2 semesters of full-time study (including 9 months of courses and 2 internships), students can obtain a Social Service Worker Certificate and take 10 more transfer credit courses (30 credits) to obtain Coordinated Social Service Worker Diploma.

It is recommended that students start by taking 10 courses and keep in touch with volunteers and related social service work during this period, so as to accumulate the 60 hours of work experience required by social service workers. After completing 10 courses, enter the social service worker major, and eventually get the diploma of social service coordination.


Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College started in 1965 as part of Vancouver Community College and in 1970, it opened its West 49th Avenue campus. On April 1, 1994, Langara College was established as an independent public college under the Provincial College and Institute Act. The College is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, house of teachings, a name given to us by the Musqueam First Nation, on whose unceded traditional territory we are located.




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