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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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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
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
Reynolds, Jennifer
Social Work Assistant Faculty
Professional Services
O: (229) 227-3212