DCS in Social Work (388.A0)

This Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) program is developed specifically for workers who generally work in facilities overseen by the?Ministry of Health, and Social Services such as youth centers, local community service centers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation centers.

Competencies covered by the DEC in Social Work (388.A0)

  • 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


For this credited program, the students are supervised individually by experienced trainers of Cégep Marie-Victorin.