Social Work Assistant
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.
Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters
- 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.
Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet
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.
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.
1: General Education Courses (15 hours)
|Basic Skills Courses (8 hours)||8|
|ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev||2|
|and one of the following (3 hours)||3|
|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|
3: Occupational Courses (48 hours)
|SOCW 2080 Social Work Field Practicum I||6|
|SOCW 2070 Social Policies&Programs/Aging||3|
|SOCW 2060 Child & Adolescent Behaviors||3|
|SOCW 2050 Group Work Intervention||3|
|SOCW 2040 Behavioral Health||3|
|SOCW 2030 Interviewing Techniques with I||3|
|SOCW 2020 Human Behavior and the Social||3|
|SOCW 2010 Introduction/Case Management||3|
|SOCW 2000 Introduction to Social Work||3|
|COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy||3|
|SOCW 2090 Social Work Field Practicum Ii||6|
|and three of the following (9 hours)||9|
|SOCW 2100 Leadership & Community Service||3|
|SOCW 2110 Case Management with Families||3|
|SOCW 2120 Multicultural Issues||3|
|SOCW 2150 Domestic and Family Violence||3|
|ELEC-CORE 0001 Core Elective||3|
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The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.
Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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