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SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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 facilitate a small group.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Thomasville, Tifton

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 Score Requirements.

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.

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: 66 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 (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
     
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
    COLL 1500 Student Success  
3. Occupational Courses (48 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 Field Practicum II 6
and nine (9) credit hours of the following  
      SOCW 2100 Leadership and Community Service 3
      SOCW 2110 Case Management with Families 3
      SOCW 2120 Multicultural Issues 3
      SOCW 2150 Domestic and Family Violence 3
      Elec Core Course from Area II, III, or IV (As approved by program advisor) 3