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Social Service

Code 388.A0
DiplomaDCS
SectorSocial, Educational and Legal Services (20)
CUISEP code634-000.CP
Number of credits91 1/3
StatusProgram approved in 2000.
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Techniques de travail social

Program objectives

This program is designed to train students to be technicians in social work. They will be capable of intervening on an individual, family, group, or community level concerning different social problems and will be able to help people attain their needs, defend their rights and promote social change.

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Social and community service workers (4212)

Job titles

social services worker

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
0188 To examine the job functions of a social service worker
0189 To investigate public and community social service resources
018A To form a helping relationship
018B To analyze links between social problems, social policies and social interventions
018C To analyze social legislation
018D To assess the needs and resources of an individual
018E To evaluate the ethical dimensions of intervention
018F To carry out an interview
018G To facilitate a group
018H To engage in social research
018J To carry out group-work interventions
018K To assess the needs and resources of a family
018L To assess the needs and resources of social groups
018M To make referrals
018N To defend individual and collective rights
018P To carry out psychosocial interventions with individuals or families
018Q To function within a team
018R To carry out community interventions
018S To develop a service plan or action plan
018T To participate in the development and coordination of services and resources
018U To protect their personal well-being
018V To carry out interventions in a socio-judicial context
018W To carry out interventions with people in crisis
018X To carry out interventions using a generalist approach
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 2010 hours