Social Work Assistant, Diploma (SW12) Diploma

Program Description: The Social Work Assistant Program is designed to prepare individuals to obtain entry-level employment in public and private social service agencies. The social worker assistant is equipped with the skills, knowledge, values, and sensitivity to effectively serve human needs in a variety of community settings. Students have the option to select courses that will prepare them to provide client services, as well as support for families in a variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They may assist clients in identifying social and community services that will best assist them. They may assist the social worker in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to resolve problems relevant to human relations, substance abuse, adult day care, and rehabilitation.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Locations Offered:

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: N/A

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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1: General Education Courses 8
Basic Skills Courses (8 hours) 8
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
and one of the following (3 hours) 3
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
2: Institutional Credit 3
COLL 1500 Student Success 3
3: Occupational Courses 48
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
SOCW 2000 Introduction to Social Work 3
SOCW 2010 Introduction/Case Management 3
SOCW 2020 Human Behavior and the Social 3
SOCW 2030 Interviewing Techniques with I 3
SOCW 2040 Behavioral Health 3
SOCW 2050 Group Work Intervention 3
SOCW 2060 Child & Adolescent Behaviors 3
SOCW 2070 Social Policies&Programs/Aging 3
SOCW 2080 Social Work Field Practicum I 6
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
Faculty & Staff
Program Chair

Social Work Assistant Faculty, School of Professional Services

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