* Health Science Pre-Admission Testing Charge, Identification Card
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
Mature student status.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 80 (20L,W,S,R)
iTEP Academic**, 3.7
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module, 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5
PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic), 58 - Overall Minimum Score (49L,W,S,R)
FCE (Cambridge English First), 174 - Cambridge English Scale or FCE B
CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), 180 - Cambridge English Scale or CAE C
CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency), 200 - Cambridge English Scale or CPE C
Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes), 70%
Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment), 4.0 – Listening Band 4.0 – Reading Combined Band CLB 7 – Writing
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
Preparation for Application
Speaking to employers in adult day programs, long-term care facilities and supportive housing will help to establish an understanding of the various roles and employment opportunities available to social service workers in gerontology. Related volunteer and/or part-time employment in a social service setting or with older adults is highly encouraged.
Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements
Sheridan field placement agencies may require a police record check for criminal offences, a vulnerable sector check and/or a current record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities.
Sheridan provides training in fields with a bright future. When you graduate from the Social Service Worker – Gerontology program, you'll be ready to enter a field that continues to grow with new and emerging job opportunities.
Here are some jobs you might find:
Adult program/recreation assistant
Community outreach worker
Family resource worker
Social service worker
Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year