Social Work

College or Institute

College or Institute: Northern Lakes College
Program: Social Work
Campus: Online
Online Yes
Online info Practicum must be completed in-person

VAC Office

Office Location Edmonton
940 Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4C3


Two field placements. First placement is in the spring at the end of first year (April-June). Second work placement is in the spring at the end of second year (April/May-June). Placements are 350 hours each, for a total of 700 hours over 2 years. Full time work placements, 5 days per week.


First practicum: completed in April-June following first year courses. Second practicum: completed in April/May-June following second year courses.

Important Information

Strong preference for placements to be completed within the province of Alberta, some exceptions possible. Preference for placements to be completed with 2 different organizations, but it is possible to complete both placements with the same organization but in different departments