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SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT

Diploma

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 program emphasizes a combination of Social Work theory and practical application. 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 diploma.

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, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 59 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  And one of the following (2-3 hours)
    EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
    PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
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