Victim Services Coordination

Applied Certificate
Victim Services Coordination

Program Overview

If you’re the kind of person who believes in standing up for others, consider a career in victim services. It is a high-demand area—and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Victim Services Coordination program will open the door to jobs with police, corrections or community-based agencies.

Victim services coordinators provide advocacy, information, assistance and referrals to victims of crime or traumatic events. You’ll be working with diverse groups of people and handling emotionally-charged situations, so good communication skills are important. You also need to work from a place of strength, so you must be living a healthy lifestyle.

Learn Online

You can take the courses for this applied certificate program through the School of Continuing Education. Develop your skills while you continue to work. 

Victim Services Coordination is an applied certificate program which gives you practical, applicable knowledge and skills in:

  • case management
  • client services strategies
  • community partnerships
  • criminal justice system
  • personal wellness and self-care
  • response to traumatic events
  • volunteer coordination

Participate in Agency Visits

Participate in visits to community agencies during your program. It’s a great way to see first-hand what kind of victim programs and services are available in the community. You can also talk to your instructors or the program head about possible training opportunities in the community.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to work as a victim services coordinator, assistant coordinator, domestic violence caseworker or Aboriginal resource officer. Look for work with police services, corrections services or community-based programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Victim Services CoordinatorCommunity and Social Service Workers (4212)$32,500 - $70,400
Victim Services WorkerCommunity and Social Service Workers (4212)$32,500 - $70,400

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies; View upcoming course availability

For more information, contact ConEd@saskpolytech.ca

View latest program status info

Length: 16 weeks

Locations

  • Online/Distance

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

Part-time Delivery

Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) through Enrolment Services once all courses are completed.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12

Note: You do not apply or have admission requirements assessed for this program. You take courses through Continuing Education. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate.

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 240 Reading
  • 238 Writing

Admission Method

Not applicable at this time

Tuition and Fees

Get Credit for What You Know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.  See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for courses in this program.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Additional Information

 

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