Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Social Work Specialist

CCAC is no longer accepting students into Social Work Specialist (612.1). Students enrolled in this program have until end of first summer 2015 to complete the program requirements. To review program requirements for 612.1, see the program’s graduation checksheet.

Effective fall 2013, Social Work Foundation (630.4) the revised Social Work degree program will be offered to students. Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Foundation (658) certificate will also be available fall 2013 for students who attend other colleges in the summer, students who want to transfer or individuals in human service related profession with no or little formal social work instruction.

ALLEGHENY, NORTH, SOUTH  
Diploma (612.1)

This program is designed for persons in human service or related professions who have had little or no formal instruction in social work.

Students learn good interviewing skills and study social problems, leadership, and learn about resources in the community that can be used to assist clients.

Applicants should want to work with people in need of public or private welfare services. Students may continue in a degree program.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Employ social work terminology appropriately.
  2. Identify core values of the social work profession.
  3. Define the major elements of the social work profession.
  4. Examine the main theoretical perspectives of social work.
  5. Assess diversity and its relevance to social work practice.
  6. Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek employment as an adult daycare attendant, an aid in a daycare treatment center or as a personal attendant.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Diploma Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 21

First Semester

Course #        

Course Name

Credits

SOC-101

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOW-101

Introduction to Social Work

3

SOW-106

Interviewing Skills

3

SOW-130

Community Resources

3

  

Total Credits

12

Second Semester

  

Restricted Electives (3)

9

  

Total Credits

9

1Restricted Electives

PSY-108

Human Growth and Development

3

SOC-117

Understanding Chemical Dependency        

3

SOC-202

Human Aging

3

SOW-104

Law and Social Welfare

3

SOW-120

Child Welfare

3

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