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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Social and Community Development

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

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Upgrade your social service worker diploma to a degree in just two years.

Program Overview

Complete your degree in just two years

This program is designed for students who have completed a diploma in Social Service Work, Social Service Work – Gerontology, Community Work or an equivalent program. Students from these programs who meet the admission requirements will be able to enter directly into the third year of this degree. No bridging courses are required to get into this unique program, which consists of four semesters and an internship.

Learn skills that are in high demand

Today's human service organizations require workers who have critical thinking, research and leadership abilities. This program is built to address those needs. Skills you’ll learn include:

  • Project management
  • Social innovation
  • Creative problem solving
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Non-profit governance
  • Grant writing
  • Social media marketing

Applied learning and research opportunities

Work directly with Sheridan’s experienced professors and our large network of community practitioners. You’ll research and provide solutions to real-world issues brought forward by our community partners, who will then provide you with valuable feedback. You’ll also put your skills to work during a four-month summer internship.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CSRV 32521 Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods with Communities 3
    CSRV 37869 Values, Ethics and Anti-Oppressive Practice 3
    CSRV 38483 Sociological Perspectives in Community Development 3
    CSRV 37849 Community Development: Issues, Trends & Strategies 3
    COMM 17889GD Composition & Rhetoric 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CSRV 37494 Advanced Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods with Communities 3
    CSRV 31662 History & Critical Trends in the Third Sector 3
    CSRV 35726 Resource Creation in the Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector 3
    CSRV 32011 The Restructured Community Organization 3
      Breadth Elective 3
      Internship Preparatory Course (7 weeks)
     
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CSRV 47502 Capstone Project 1: Community-Based Research 3
    CSRV 48141 Arts-Based Community Approaches to Advocacy and Research 3
    CSRV 41313 Public Policy: Theory Action & Change 3
    CSRV 46731 Project Management & Organizational Governance 3

    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:   15

    You'll complete a 420-hour internship in the Spring/Summer following Semester 3.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CSRV 41221 Capstone Project 2: Knowledge Mobilization 3
    CSRV 45937 Social Movement and Social Change 3
    CSRV 40003 Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship 3
    CSRV 46252 Community Leadership: Building Citizen Capacity 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary


Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Successful graduates1 from the following Ontario college human service diploma programs with a minimum 3.0 GPA*

  • Social Service Worker (MTCU 50721) or
  • Social Service Worker – Gerontology (MTCU 50728) or
  • Community Worker (MTCU 50703)

or

One of the following Ontario college diplomas deemed equivalent by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers with a minimum 3.0 GPA*:

  • Addiction and Mental Health Worker Program (MTCU 50733) – Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Community Development Work (MTCU 50707)
  • Family Violence Counsellor and Advocate (MTCU 50904)
  • Native Community Worker (MTCU 50704, 50733)
  • Community Gerontology (MTCU 51470)
  • Native Child and Family Services (MTCU 60722) – Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Human Services Counsellor (MTCU 50719) – George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology

1 Applicants with a Human Service Diploma (SSW, SSW – Gerontology or CW) conferred prior to 2009 will require a supplemental application (portfolio).

* Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 (B grade) will require a supplemental application (portfolio).

Students without an Ontario College Diploma in Human Services and those from a high-affinity degree program will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are applying from a Social Service Worker program from outside of Ontario, please contact the BSCD Program Coordinator, Bethany Osborne at bethany.osborne@sheridancollege.ca before applying.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (Ontario College Diploma GPA).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Career Opportunities

When you graduate from this program, you’ll be eligible to apply for jobs that require a bachelor’s degree in the social services and the capacity to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

For example, you may find jobs such as:

  • Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Housing & Community Development Coordinator
  • Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Grants Officer
  • Public Policy Research Associate
  • Social Science Research and Development Coordinator

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary


Co-op

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Degree Completion

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Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Learning Outcomes

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary


Internship

Gain valuable work experience through a fourth-month internship

This program includes a 420-hour internship that will provide an opportunity for experiential learning alongside your coursework. Your internship will be supported by a 7-week internship preparation course, and opportunities for reflection on the experience will be included in your courses in the semester that follows. You'll be able to look for paid internships, though a paid internship is not guaranteed.

Graduate with 1,020 hours of practical experience

You were also required to complete 600 hours of practicum placement(s) as part of your diploma program. This means that, when you graduate from Sheridan’s Bachelor of Social and Community Development program, you’ll have acquired a total of 1,020 hours of practical experience. This extensive experience will boost your confidence in your knowledge and skills, and help you stand out in the job market.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary


Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$7,827.50
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$19,241.50

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary


Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a “Degree Completion” program?

Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits towards a Sheridan degree. You'll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.

The Bachelor of Social and Community Development (BSCD) program is only available to students who have completed a diploma in Social Service Worker, Social Service Worker – Gerontology, Community Worker or an equivalent program. Students from these programs who meet the admission requirements will be able to enter directly into the third year of this degree, without taking any additional bridging courses.

Can students from other diploma or degree programs apply to the BSCD?

Programs in the human services area that have a similar structure to the Social Service Worker, Social Service Worker – Gerontology, or Community Worker program will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In this situation, applicants may be required to submit an additional portfolio or complete some bridging courses. View the admission requirements for more information.

What’s the difference between a college and university degree?

Sheridan's Bachelor of Social and Community Development (BSCD) program is approved by the same Ministry of College and Universities as a university degree. As a graduate of this program, you’ll have equal opportunities to pursue graduate studies or apply for jobs that require a degree.

While the BSCD is equivalent to a university degree, it has the added benefit of 1,020 hours of experiential learning through your practicum and internship.

Will this program lead to a Bachelor of Social Work?

The BSCD is not a pathway to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), but it can provide a pathway to a Master of Social Work (MSW) at some institutions. Several universities expressed support for the BSCD, acknowledging that successful graduates from the degree would be eligible to apply for their MSW programs.

What delivery modes are available for the program?

A variety of online and face-to-face options are planned for this program. We’ll be scheduling courses with students' needs in mind.

Is there a part-time offering for this program?

This program does not currently have a part-time offering. However, we’re happy to work with you to create a schedule that works for you.

Will I need to take elective courses?

As part of your degree, you’ll automatically be enrolled in Sheridan’s Composition and Rhetoric course. You'll take three other Degree Breadth Elective courses in this program, which you’ll be able to select based on your interests and to complement the core curriculum.

What are the tuition fees for the program?

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities sets tuition fees for diploma and degree programs. Degree program fees are higher than the fees you paid in your diploma. View the fees for this program.

Is financial aid available?

We understand that your education is a big investment, and we’re here to help! There are many financial aid options available, including entrance scholarships for eligible applicants. View Fees & Financial Aid for details.

Is there someone I can talk to for more information?

If you have any further questions about the Bachelor of Social and Community Development program, please email the BSCD Program Coordinator, Bethany Osborne, at bethany.osborne@sheridancollege.ca

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

2 yrs (5 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program availability

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Co-op / Internship

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBSCD

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available

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