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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Academic Catalog

Human Services/Social Work-HSSW.AA


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The Human Services/Social Work Option is offered for students who desire to:

1. Move seamlessly into a four-year academic institution with Junior status with the intent of obtaining a BSW or MSW, or:

2. Complete an A.A. Degree with the expectation of working in a Human Services Organization in either the private or public sector.

The overall objective of the program is to provide the student with the skills required in a field with an ever-increasing need for workers as dictated by:

1. Commitment to provide community-based programs to people with a psychiatric diagnosis;

2. Commitment to provide educational services to every child in the least restrictive environment increasing the need for public advocacy;

3. Commitment to family reunification;

4. Social-economic needs of an ever-increasing diverse society;

5. The increase in opioid addiction rates.

Upon the successful completion of the program requirements, the degree of Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts Transfer will be awarded.

Human Services/Social Work Program Goals


The student will:

  1. Become aquainted with the operations of human service organizations to include historical perspective, differentiation between private/public sector; and contractual entities and requirements.
  2. Develop an understanding of ethical practices (to include legal aspects of the social worker’s code of conduct);
  3. Be introduced to societal diversity and the needs of various subcultures this entails;
  4. Develop an understanding of the arts and languages associated with various cultures;
  5. Learn to communicate effectively, both orally and written, and;
  6. Learn the basics of social science research/methodology.

(HSSW.AA) Curriculum


Total: 15 credits


Total: 16 credits


Total: 16 credits


Total: 15 credits


Total (HSSW.AA) Curriculum Program Credits: 62


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