2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Social Work Assistant (SW12) Diploma

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Program Description:

The Social Work Assistant Program is designed to prepare individuals to obtain entry-level employment in public and private social service agencies. The social worker assistant is equipped with the skills, knowledge, values, and sensitivity to effectively serve human needs in a variety of community settings. Students have the option to select courses that will prepare them to provide client services, as well as support for families in a variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They may assist clients in identifying social and community services that will best assist them. They may assist the social worker in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to resolve problems relevant to human relations, substance abuse, adult day care, and rehabilitation. The length of the program is approximately five semesters.

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Basic Skills Courses (8 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

Occupational Curriculum (48 Credit Hours)

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

SOCW 2000Introduction to Social Work

3

SOCW 2010Introduction to Case Management

3

SOCW 2020Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3

SOCW 2030Interviewing Techniques with I

3

SOCW 2040Behavioral Health

3

SOCW 2050Group Work Intervention

3

SOCW 2060Child & Adolescent Behaviors & Interventions

3

SOCW 2070Social Policies and Programs for the Aging

3

SOCW 2080Social Work Field Practicum I

6

SOCW 2090Social Work Field Practicum II

6

Select a Minimum of 9 Hours From the Following:

SOCW 2100Leadership and Community Service

3

SOCW 2110Case Management with Families

3

SOCW 2120Multicultural Issues

3

SOCW 2130Social Welfare, Ethics, and Community Service

3

SOCW 2150Domestic and Family Violence

3

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

XXXX xxxxGuided Elective

3

Total Credit Hours: 56 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation