Human Service Diploma
Pathways and Courses
TRU offers three paths to the Human Service diploma — via Kamloops campus, Williams Lake campus and Open Learning.
First-year Human Service diploma courses
or Education Assistant and Community Support certificate
or Early Childhood Education diploma
Second-year Human Service diploma courses at the Kamloops campusMore about Kamloops path
Education Assistant and Community Support certificate
Second-year Human Service diploma courses at the Williams Lake campusMore about Williams Lake path
Social Service Worker certificate from Open Learning at your own pace
Human Service diploma courses online through Open Learning at your own paceMore about Open Learning path
You can register in any Social Work (SOCW) and Human Services (HUMS) course other than HUMS 1671, Social Welfare Field Practicum.
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.
If you are admitted to the program, you must complete a Consent to a Criminal Record Check before you start a practicum placement.
Six or more TRU credits (distance or on-campus)
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.