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2 yrs (5 semesters)
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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.
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:
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.
Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
|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|
|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|
|Internship Preparatory Course (7 weeks)
|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|
You'll complete a 420-hour internship in the Spring/Summer following Semester 3.
|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|
Successful graduates1 from the following Ontario college human service diploma programs with a minimum 3.0 GPA*
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*:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before applying.
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.
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A variety of online and face-to-face options are planned for this program. We’ll be scheduling courses with students' needs in mind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any further questions about the Bachelor of Social and Community Development program, please email the BSCD Program Coordinator, Bethany Osborne, at email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.
Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.
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.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
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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