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Social Work Assistant

Program Description: The purpose of the Social Work Assistant Program is to prepare students to obtain entry-level employment in public and private social services agencies.  The social work assistant is equipped with skills, values, and sensitivity to effectively serve human needs in a variety of community settings.  Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge required for job acquisition, employment retention, and career advancement.  Program graduates receive a Social Work Assistant Associate of Applied Science degree.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will develop a client case file from intake to termination.
•  Students will interview clients using ethical interviewing techniques and attending behaviors.
•  Students will demonstrate skill in the client intake process of a social services program.

Length of Program: Five (5) semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Fall Semester for Occupational Courses offered during the Day. Spring Semester for Occupational Courses offered during the Evening.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria.  Click for Entrance Scores.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check and Drug Toxicology may be required by Field Practicum placement agencies.

Note: Individuals who have been charged with a federal offense and/or certain types of misdemeanor offenses may be denied access to field practicum sites.  Field Practicum is a program requirement; therefore, if a student is unable to meet this requirement, he or she will not complete the Social Work Assistant program.

Program Final Exit Point: Social Work Assistant, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 63 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. General Core Courses 15
 
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
 
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
 
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
    Required Course(s):
    One Mathematics Course
 
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
 
  And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor) 3
 
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
 
2. Occupational Courses (46 hours)
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  SOCW 2000 Introduction to Social Work 3
  SOCW 2010 Introduction to Case Management 3
  SOCW 2020 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
  SOCW 2030 Interviewing Techniques with Individuals 3
  SOCW 2040 Behavioral Health & Community Services 3
  SOCW 2050 Group Work Intervention 3
  SOCW 2060 Child & Adolescent Behaviors & Interventions 3
  SOCW 2070 Social Policies and Programs for the Aging 3
  SOCW 2080 Social Work Field Practicum I 6
  SOCW 2090 Social Work Practicum II 6
  and nine (9) credit hours of the following: 3
    SOCW 2100 Leadership and Community Service 3
    SOCW 2110 Case Management with Families 3
    SOCW 2120 Multicultural Issues 3
    Elec Core General Education Courses from Area II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor)
 
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