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Orangeville, Toronto, Toronto/GTA

Industries: Administrative, Fire Services, Government, Health Care, Law, Policing

Graduates of Humber's School of Social & Community Services know how to bring out the best in others and in themselves. Learn the professional skills needed to make a difference in your chosen field, whether as a child and youth worker, a developmental services worker, a social services worker, in public or private policing, in the fire service, in corrections, or in another criminal justice profession. Excellent field placements and/or self-initiated community service activities provide comprehensive real-world learning opportunities in a broad range of community agencies and organizations.

At Humber, we will provide you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to achieve success in your chosen career. Our program co-ordinators and faculty are experts in their fields, all with relevant experience and many with advanced professional degrees. They are strongly committed to your education.

We are a school that is truly dedicated to helping you build a career that helps the community and, in turn, gives you exceptional career satisfaction. Learn from experts with relevant work experience. Practice in the state-of-the-art labs and facilities of Humber and build on your education and network in real-life work settings. The School of Social and Community Services believes you can make a difference and we are committed to giving you the tools you need to do just that.

You can make a difference. Go above and beyond and become an everyday hero. There are good-paying, personally rewarding career opportunities in these fields:

  • Human Services – Help people at risk or in crises; make a positive impact on the lives of individuals
  • Criminal Justice – Rehabilitate, intervene and protect
  • Fire Services – Keep communities safe; deliver compassionate emergency services

The results of the 2011-12* KPI surveys are in. Humber graduates are the most satisfied in the GTA!Our graduates have an employment rate of 82.8% within 6 months of graduation(see below).

Humber's performance

  • Graduate satisfaction rate: Highest in the GTA -- 79.4
  • Student satisfaction rate: Higher than the GTA average -- 74.9
  • Employer satisfaction rate: Higher than the GTA and provincial average -- 94.3
  • Graduate employment rate: Highest in the GTA -- 82.8 (higher than GTA average by 2.9%)

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Our programs

Full-time Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

Criminal Justice:

  • Police Foundations Diploma
  • Criminal Justice (Bachelor of Applied Arts)
  • Community and Justice Services Diploma
  • Protection, Security and Investigation: Crime Scene Investigation Diploma
  • Protection, Security and Investigation Diploma

Fire Services:

Pre-service Firefighter Education and Training Certificate

Human Services:

  • Social Services Worker Diploma
  • Child and Youth Worker Diploma
  • Child and Youth Care (Bachelor of)
  • Developmental Services Worker Diploma

Part-time Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates:

Criminal Justice:

  • Criminal Intelligence and Analysis Certificate – NEW!
  • Emergency and Risk Management Certificate - NEW!
  • Corrections and Forensic Practice Certificate - NEW!
  • Transformative Community Justice and Crime - NEW!
  • Border and Immigration Services Certificate
  • Emergency Management Certificate
  • Municipal Bylaw Certificate
  • Police Foundations Diploma
  • Private Investigation Certificate
  • Security Guard and Private Investigator Licensing Preparatory Courses
  • Transformative Community Justice Certificate

Fire Services:

  • Fire and Emergency Services - Specialized Rescue Courses

Human Services:

  • Child and Youth Rights Advocacy Certificate – NEW!
  • Mental Health and Forensic Practice - NEW!
  • Child Welfare and Forensic Practice - NEW!
  • Transformative Community Justice for Educators - NEW!
  • Transformative Community Justice for Community Workers - NEW!
  • Advanced Client-Directed Case Management Certificate
  • Behaviour Science Certificate
  • Crisis Intervention Certificate
  • Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Diploma/Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Forensic Practice Certificate
  • Gerontology - Multidiscipline Certificate
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Mental Health Certificate
  • Settlement Counsellor Certificate - NEW!
  • Social Service Worker Diploma

We look forward to seeing you at our Open House this Fall. More details to follow soon at in the News/Events section.


Cheryl Evans
Promotion, Events & Communications Officer
School of Social & Community Services
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
3199 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1K8
Tel: 416.253.1918 ext. 348
4Fax: 416.251.1393

Student Testimonials

“The Humber Settlement Counsellor certificate was exactly what I was looking for in a program.  I was able to manage part-time studies, a family and a full-time job!  This would not have been possible without Humber’s terrific staff and supportive, knowledgeable professors, who shared their wealth of experience with us daily. My classmates and I came to the program with the same goals: to grow and to learn.  Together we followed a well-structured curriculum that included courses such as History of Immigration, Program Development and Management, and Leadership in Settlement Services.  This program helped me flourish and afforded me tremendous personal growth.  I feel more confident and am excited about my newly-acquired skills. Thank you, Humber, for this wonderful opportunity.” - Renu Malhotra, Graduate, Settlement Counsellor Certificate Program, 2012

"Humber College offered me the opportunity to challenge myself, to learn new skills, to enhance my existing ones, and to share my experiences with others. Membership on Humber's Social Services Worker Advisory Committee for 13 years gave me a chance to play a part in the very important job of preparing students for the field and the field for students."- Penny Craggs, Humber Alumnus of Distinction, 2011, Social Services Worker Diploma Program, 1997

"I have a great understanding of and appreciation for the unique experiences and training I received at Humber. The College not only gave me an opportunity to pursue my goals, but also equipped me with the tools to achieve success. I credit Humber with building the foundation for all my professional accomplishments." - Mike Leone, Humber Alumnus of Distinction, 2008, Law and Security Administration Diploma Program, 1990

"The experience of attending Humber's Developmental Services Worker Program has changed my outlook on life, period. Thank you to all those I have worked with and learned from. With your professional attitude and examples, I have made efforts to imitate in a field where the rewards are endless. Let us continue to positively impact as many lives as possible!" - William Tarbett, Humber Alumnus of Distinction, 2008. Developmental Services Worker Diploma Program, 2004