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Social Service Aide

The Social Service Aide certificate prepares students for employment as group residence workers, neighborhood outreach workers, social casework assistants and other similar positions. In many instances, social service workers are employed under the supervision of a social worker, or in some cases a psychologist. Employment opportunities exist in such areas as day care, nursery school education, mental health, group and community work at the public and private levels.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Entry level skills for employment in social services agencies
  2. Entry level competencies in skills to work with organizations, communities, groups, families and individuals
  3. Ability to work collaboratively in groups
  4. Clear and effective communication skills
  5. Appreciation for adhering to the ethics and integrity of the social services profession
Course of Study¹
Credits
Intro to Biology OR
3
Human Biology
Principles of Sociology
3
Community Organization
3
Intro to Social Welfare
3
Psychology of Adjustment
3
Group Dynamics
3
POL* ___
Political Science Elective
3
 (AND TWO OF THE FOLLOWING THREE COURSES)
Minorities in the U.S.
3
Contemporary Social Issues
3
Multicultural Issues in Psychology
3

¹ Click on the Course# for course description,
pre-requisites and additional information.

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