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Human Service Diploma

Work with government or non-profit agencies to support individuals and families with diverse social needs such as economic disadvantage, mental health and substance use issues, and involvement with the justice system.

Pathways and courses

TRU offers three paths to the Human Service diploma — via Kamloops campus, Williams Lake campus and Open Learning.

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Professional development

You can register in any Social Work (SOCW) and Human Services (HUMS) course other than HUMS 1671, Social Welfare Field Practicum.

Program requirements

Admission requirements

Successful completion of the Open Learning Social Service Worker certificate with a minimum GPA of 2.67 (TRU).

Students who have successfully completed certificate programs from TRU on-campus programs of Education Assistant Community Support, Early Childhood Education or a similar certificate from other universities or colleges will be admitted if they have attained the required GPA. Graduates of non-TRU programs must submit an official transcript.

At this time, there are no arrangements for international student admission because of the field education requirements.

Admitted students

If you are admitted to the program, you must complete a Consent to a Criminal Record Check before you start a practicum placement.

Residency requirements

Six or more TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Certificate requirements

30 credits total, with a GPA of 2.00 for each course required for completion of this credential. Students must also receive a minimum grade C in the field work courses in order to graduate.

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