Social Service Worker - Mental Health and Addiction Worker Dual Diploma

January 2022

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 10, 2022
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
DMS
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$1,984.82 per semester*
International:
$8,047.26 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

May 2022

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
May 09, 2022
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
DMS
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$1,984.82 per semester*
International:
$8,047.26 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

January 2023

Availability: Apply in early October 2021
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 09, 2023
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
DMS
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$1,984.82 per semester*
International:
$8,047.26 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

May 2023

Availability: Apply in early October 2021
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
May 08, 2023
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
DMS
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$1,984.82 per semester*
International:
$8,047.26 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

Start in the Social Service Worker diploma program and earn a Mental Health and Addiction Worker diploma in six consecutive semesters, creating greater career opportunities and adding complimentary skills and knowledge.

Important program information for the 2021/2022 academic year

The chart below indicates the status of delivery for this program in upcoming academic terms. Please note that program delivery is subject to change based on government and public health requirements and the college's admissions policies.

Sem

Delivery Mode

On Campus Date

On Campus Reqs

Delivery Breakdown

Program highlights

This dual-diploma pathway is only available to students who start their program in the Fall or Winter semester. After a common first semester in the Social Service Worker program and Mental Health and Addiction Worker program you can declare your intention to complete both programs.

By choosing this Dual Diploma pathway as a Social Service Worker student you will gain additional skills and knowledge related to critically analyzing multiple and intersecting causes and impacts of substance use and mental health issues. This multidimensional approach integrates Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP), and Indigenous approaches and expands career opportunities to working in the field of mental health and addiction.

With a dual diploma, you have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of substance abuse and the skills to work with individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues. Curriculum in Screening and Assessment, Case Management and Service Coordination, and an online course in Psychopharmacology for Mental Health and Addiction add complimentary competencies to the Social Service Worker program.

Field Placement

Students who start in the Social Service Worker program will complete their Mental Health and Addiction Worker field placement in the fifth semester and their Social Service Worker field placement in the sixth and final semester, consolidating the practical and theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom during their program. You will be expected to complete one field placement with an emphasis upon social service practice and one that focuses on mental health and addiction.

30 hours of volunteer service within an agency is required prior to entry into the sixth semester for the Social Service Worker placement and you must have successfully completed all courses prior to entry into sixth semester.

Specific agencies may have requirements such as proof of a current Emergency First Aid certification, CPR certification (Level C), a university degree, or additional immunizations. Note that some agencies may require in-service training that the you must take prior to placement.

Why Choose Fleming

Fleming College is the only college in Canada to offer a dual diploma pathway in Social Service Worker and Mental Health and Addiction Worker. A strong benefit of this program lies in the opportunity to engage in small class learning, which can offer greater experiential learning and a more individually focused educational experience. In addition, both programs are well-known within the Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton counties and have established strong relationships with agencies in these specific locations. With a dual diploma, you will graduate with a broader skill set and have wider career choices.

Indigenous Perspectives Designation

The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is an option available to Dual Diploma pathway students and to students in the Social Service Worker and Mental Health and Addiction Worker programs. To qualify for the IPD, you must take and successfully complete GNED49 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies and GNED128 - Indigenous Knowledges, along with a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences that will be incorporated into the final portfolio assignment in GNED128. Your transcript will indicate the IPD designation. Upon graduation, students with an IPD will have a strong foundational basis in Indigenous Studies, and a designation that will be marketable in the employment sector.

Career Opportunities

When you choose this Dual Diploma pathway, you are creating opportunities to advance your profession and expand your prospects.

There is a high demand for mental health and addiction professionals. Roles include case manager, mental health clinician, addiction counsellor, or relief staff in residential facilities or community withdrawal management services, health promotion and outreach services. In addition, as a practicing Social Service Worker in Ontario, you will support people to recognize, develop and sustain their strengths to achieve good quality of life while they manage and challenge a broad range of personal and environmental barriers at the personal, cultural, and system levels.

This Dual Diploma Pathway is available to students in the Social Service Worker program and the Mental Health and Addiction Worker program.

Interested in other helping professions? The School of Community Development also offers the Child and Youth Care program, and Developmental Services Worker program.

Additional Costs

You should plan to spend approximately $700 per year for books and supplies.

Health And Non Academic Requirements

Immunization Requirements

Your program has mandatory immunization requirements that include a "pre-entry" deadline date for submission. For more information, and to print a copy of the immunization form, please download the Immunization Information document

Non Academic Requirements

Your program has mandatory requirements which may include a criminal reference check, first aid, CPR-C, etc. For more information, please see the Non Academic Requirements page.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to the Dual Diploma pathway of Social Service Worker/Mental Health And Addiction Worker must successfully complete the first semester of either the Social Service Worker program or the Mental Health and Addiction Worker program.

Technology Requirements

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Apple / MacOS

  • Operating System:
    MacOS 10.12 or newer
  • Processor:
    Core i5 6th Gen or better
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

Tuition and Fees Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Algoma University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • All students apply to be admitted into the third year after all of the prerequisites are complete. The third and fourth years are the Professional Years of the program. Please refer to Algoma University's Academic Calendar for further details.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Algoma University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Brock University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Carleton University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Carleton University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • A supplementary application.
  • Refer to Carleton's admission website for the supplementary application instructions.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Carleton University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Conestoga College

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Conestoga College Summer Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information
Visit the Conestoga College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 out of a 41-course degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information
Visit the Conestoga College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Griffith University

Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester out of a 6-semester program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information
Visit the Griffith University website for further articulation and program information.

Humber College

Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
Transfer Credit
  • 15 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information
Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative average.
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information
Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Institute of Technology Sligo

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Complete a minimum of 400 hrs of supervised professional placement before entry into year 3.
  • Complete bridging studies in Irish Law, and Politics & Policy.
  • Enrol in Creative Studies C in semester 5.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information
Visit the Institute of Technology Sligo website for further articulation and program information.

Lakehead University

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Minimum 70% (or 'P') in field placements.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Lakehead University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Nipissing University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Nipissing University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Ontario Tech University

Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Ryerson University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • The diploma must include a one-year introductory university-level humanity or social science course or equivalent.
  • A personal letter explaining how attending this program will benefit the applicant and Disability Communities. The letter should not exceed two pages, double spaced.
Transfer Credit
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ryerson University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • At least two years accumulated of paid full-time equivalent relevant work experience in the social services field.
  • Completion of CVSW 015 Foundations of Social Work II with at least a "B" grade. Only successful applicants will be pre-selected to take this course by Undergraduate Admissions in conjunction with the School of Social Work.
Transfer Credit
  • 20 out of a 38 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ryerson University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Seneca College

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average. Completion of the Seneca College Summer Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 5th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information
Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information
Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Trent University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Admission into the generalist years (1st and 2nd year) of the Bachelor of Social Work program.
  • Admission into the professional years (3rd and 4th year) of the Bachelor of Social Work program includes an additional application process, and admission is competitive. Please refer to Trent University's School of Social Work for further details.
Transfer Credit
  • 6 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average in both the Mental Health and Addiction Worker program AND the Social Services Worker program.
  • Admission into the generalist years (1st and 2nd year) of the Bachelor of Social Work program.
  • Admission into the professional years (3rd and 4th year) of the Bachelor of Social Work program includes an additional application process, and admission is competitive. Please refer to Trent University's School of Social Work for further details.
Transfer Credit
  • 8 out of a 20 credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

University of Windsor

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the University of Windsor website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Wilfrid Laurier University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 6 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Wilfrid Laurier University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

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