Instructional Programs
Social Work

 Course Overview

Overview

 

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Social Work prepares individuals interested in working with people to obtain entry-level employment in the Social work field. Social Work students sensitive and caring persons who as a result of enrollment in the Social Work Program will become equipped with the necessary skills knowledge, and attitudes to effectively serve people in need in a variety of community and social services agencies. The Social Work Program's combination of coursework and hands on experience through the Internship courses will prepare you for entry-level positions such as intake worker, case work assistant, mental health technician, or coordinator at a variety of social service agencies in the community. The Social Work Program also offers a basis for entry into academic areas offering four year and graduate degrees such as Social Work, Psychology or Social Psychology, Human Services, Education, and Counseling.


The Drug/Alcohol Abuse Counseling Certificate of Completion prepares individuals to work with substances abusers in a variety of settings, including outpatient, inpatient, and rehabilitation programs. The Certificate of Completion in Drug/ Alcohol Abuse Counseling's combination of coursework and hands-on experience through the Internship course will prepare you for entry-level positions in the substance abuse field. The Certificate Program also offers a basis for entry into academic areas offering two year, four year, and graduate degrees such as Social Work, Psychology or Social Psychology, Human Services, Education, and Counseling.



What courses will be taught?

 

Core courses that will be taught to students completing their Associate of Applied Science will include Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior and Social Environment, Group and Family Intervention, Abnormal Adult Behavior, Problems of Children and Adolescents, Behavior Modification, and Internship. Specialty courses are also available to students completing their Drug/ Alcohol Counseling Certificate. Students will be required to complete three specialty courses and include Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions, Special Topics in Alcohol/ Drug Abuse Counseling and Counseling Alcohol, and Other Drug Addictions.



How long is each program?

 

The Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Social Work takes four semesters (two years) to complete. During the second year of the program, students enroll in two semesters in Internship and will be placed at social services agencies consistent with their area of interest. Admission to Internship requires student completion of the first year core curriculum in Social Work and approval of the Social Work faculty. The internship courses involve working a minimum of 15 hours per week at a social agency and attending a weekly one hour seminar class.


The Drug/ Alcohol Abuse Counseling Certificate of Completion Program takes two semesters (one year) to complete. During the second semester of the program, students enroll in Internship and will be placed at a substance abuse agency consistent with their area of interest. Admission to Internship requires student completion of the first semester curriculum in Drug/ Alcohol Abuse Counseling and approval of the Social Work Faculty. The Internship course involves working a minimum of 15 hours per week at a substance abuse agency and attending a weekly one hour seminar class.


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