Human Service Diploma

Human Service is a multi-disciplinary field involved in providing support and assistance in partnership with individuals coping with economic disadvantage, mental health issues, developmental, gender and diversity issues as well as challenges such as addiction, family change and involvement with the justice system. Human Service Practitioners can work for government agencies or for profit and non-profit organizations providing services which help people navigate various systems and complexities of day to day living. The work is both challenging and rewarding.

The Human Service Diploma is a two-year (four-semester) program that prepares students for careers with government or non-profit agencies that provide support and assistance to individuals coping with economic disadvantage, mental health issues, developmental, gender and diversity issues, as well as challenges such as addiction, family change and involvement with the justice system.

At TRU Williams Lake, EACS is used as year one of the Human Service Diploma program, with students applying to the Education Assistant & Community Support Certificate and completing the credential first, before applying to year two of the Human Service Diploma.

Upon completion of the Human Service Diploma, students who wish to complete their education have the opportunity to ladder into Child and Youth Care or the Bachelor of Social Work degree programs.

Learning options

Full-time and part-time study. Year two of the Human Service Diploma is offered on a full-time basis (five courses per semester) over eight months. Part-time study is also available; most part-time students take two or three courses per semester over two years.

Courses within the Human Service Diploma are available online through TRU Open Learning. Please contact the TRU Williams Lake Academic Advisor for more details.

Application deadline

Applications are accepted until the program has reached capacity; there is no set application deadline.

After the program is full, completed applications will continue to be accepted and placed on a wait-list until the start of the program. Wait-listed applicants will be offered a seat on a first-applied, first-qualified basis should a seat in the program become available before the start of the program.

Inquiries and Advising

Phone: 250-392-8000
Email: wlmain@tru.ca

Admissions

Phone: 250-392-8020
Email: wladmissions@tru.ca