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
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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.
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