Human Service Work

Human Service WorkerBuilding Relationships, Building Communities

In this two-year diploma program students will develop a theoretical knowledge base, a foundation of professional ethics and values, critical thinking ability, essential support skills, and a process for integrating all their learning into a functional practice framework.

Career Opportunities include but are not limited to: Support workers in child and youth care services, a variety of services to people with developmental disabilities, people with brain injuries, people who experience a mental illness, residential treatment centres for addictions, women's emergency shelters, and schools.

Program Description

The curriculum for the Human Service Work Diploma program reflects the expanding responsibilities and evolving practice standards for graduates from non-degree social service programs. 

Admission Requirements

For official admission requirements and other program information, please see the Okanagan College calendar.


How to Apply

Applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements will be granted admission in chronological order, based on the date of application.

This program is offered every year in Kelowna and on a rotating basis in Vernon and Salmon Arm.

Apply online
or obtain an application form from any campus. Return completed applications to Admissions, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4X8, or to any Okanagan College campus.

For more information on this program, Financial Assistance or Student Residence call toll free: 1-877-755-2266