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Social Services Worker Program



The Social Services Worker Diploma Program provides a two-year orientation to Community and Social Services Work from a Professional Social Work perspective. The program prepares students for entry level positions in Community Counselling, Child Welfare, Corrections and other Social Service-type work. It also lays the foundation for continued education to the Bachelor of Social Work degree and beyond. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates with the skills necessary to work within the cultural context of Nunavut.

The courses are based on the principles and values of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit so that students may achieve the fullest understanding and development of the whole person. Students also gain skills so that they can use this knowledge in their community environments.

Note: This program is currently being revised to further facilitate entry to Bachelor of Social Work degree programs. Updated information will be posted on the Arctic College web site at when available.


Click here to download course outline for this program (PDF).

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