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

Locations offered:

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.

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.

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.

1st Term
Books: $848.20
Fees: $394.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,577.20

2nd Term
Books: $684.60
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,303.60

3rd Term
Books: $544.20
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $801.00
Total: $1,629.20

4th Term
Books: $409.10
Fees: $294.00
Tuition: $1,068.00
Total: $1,771.10

5th Term
Books: $175.00
Fees: $324.00
Tuition: $801.00
Total: $1,300.00

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

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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