Social work program at Keyano College receives reaccreditation

Keyano College’s social work diploma program is receiving reaccreditation.

After a comprehensive assessment conducted by the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW), the social work diploma program is cleared to continue through to at least 2027.

The assessment confirmed that the program fully meets the necessary provincial standards established by ACSW.

“May this serve as a formal reminder of the commitment and hard work exhibited by the program in meeting the Accreditation Standards,” says Siu Ming Kwok, the President of the ACSW Council.

“Together, we strive to strengthen the social work profession in Alberta through an ongoing commitment to providing high-quality social work education.”

In a media release, Keyano College notes a significant component of the social work program is the practicum placement that allows students to apply their theoretical knowledge outside the classroom. The practicum enables students to develop meaningful community relationships and engage in culturally responsive work.

“Our faculty’s goal is to ensure we provide the highest-quality programs to our students,” says Arlene Starks, Dean of Health and Human Services at Keyano College.

“We will continuously aim to uphold our standards of education, research, and engagement within the field of social work.”

This accreditation ensures that students are eligible to become registered Social Workers in the province of Alberta upon graduation.

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