As a student of this program, if you meet all the academic requirements, you will have the opportunity to participate in a field placement. Field placements are similar in length to an academic semester and typically involve full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid.
In order to be eligible for field work, you will be required to meet the criteria as set out in the "Social Service Worker Program Student Code of Conduct". In the placement, you will benefit from supervision and have specified hours, duties and accountabilities to both the college and agency representative.
The minimum commitment is the successful completion of specific periods as set out in the field placement student contract.
You can expect to spend 20 to 25 hours each week on assignments, as well as two days per week in field placement in semester two as well as two days per week in semester three.