Program Description: The purpose of the Social Work 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 Associate of 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.
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 Science.
Credits Required for Graduation: 64 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation
|1. General Core Courses||31|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication||6|
|ENGL||1101||Composition and Rhetoric|
|ENGL||1102||Literature and Composition|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences||9|
|One History Course|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics||7|
|One Mathematics Course|
|One Natural Science Course and Lab|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|And two additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor)||6|
|General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.|
|2. Occupational Courses (33 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||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|