A degree in Social Work prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for generalist social work practice. This includes such diverse settings as: schools, hospitals, treatment facilities, corrections, planning councils, family and youth service agencies, and long term care centres. Social workers are licensed by the Alberta College of Social Workers.
You can apply to GPRC for the first two years (60 credits) of course work, which is selected from a broad liberal arts and social sciences background. SW2010 Introduction to Social Work is highly recommended.
Grande Prairie Regional College is a host site for the delivery of the accredited Bachelor of Social Work Degree program through University of Calgary's Learning Circles. As a third and fourth year student, you can apply to University of Calgary to complete this degree program on site at GPRC.
Learn more about the Social Work program at GPRC!
Learn more abut the University of Calgary, Learning Circles
Starting September 2019 in the
West Yellowhead Region!
Bachelor of Social Work
in Edson or Hinton!!
GPRC has partnered with the University of Calgary to bring the community-based Learning Circle model to your area!
Along with the UofC, GPRC has been offering this program for over 20 years, and has hosted it in several communities across northern Alberta. It's a flexible learning model, tailored to students in the region, and accommodates students from distances to attend face-to-face, as well as those already working in the field.
Classes are held on Friday evenings and all day Saturdays, every second weekend, for 5-8 weekends each semester.
Key dates to mark in your calendar:
- Applications open October 2018
- Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019
- Program starts September 2019
For more information please contact
Gail Zuk, University of Calgary, Site-Based Learning Circles at 780-539-2964, or contact the GPRC Learning Centre in Hinton at 780-865-7666.