Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Social Work Specialist: Case Management

CCAC is no longer accepting students into Social Work Specialist: Case Management (685.3). Students enrolled in this program have until end of first summer 2015 to complete the program requirements. To review program requirements for 685.3, 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 
Certificate (685.3)

The Case Management program enhances your ability to work in community agencies that provide social services, referral information and other types of assistance to individuals or families living in poverty or disorganized/ dysfunctional households.

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.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek employment as a case manager in a managed care agency, as a hospital case manager or as a caseworker for a social welfare agency.

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

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 36

First Semester

Course #          

Course Name

Credits

ECD-202

Children with Special Needs

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC-101

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOW-101

Introduction to Social Work

3

SOW-103

Introduction to Case Management               

3

SOW-106

Interviewing Skills

3

    

Total Credits

18

Second Semester

PSY-150

Psychology of Intervention

3

SOW-104   
SOW-120

Law & Social Welfare or 
Child Welfare

3

SOW-110

Social Work Practicum

3

SOW-130

Community Resources

3

    

Restricted Electives* (2)

6

    

Total Credits

18

*Restricted Electives

PSY-108

Human Growth & Development

3

SOC-117

Understanding Chemical Dependency

3

SOC-201

Sociology of the Family

3

SOC-202

Human Aging

3

SOC-211

Racial & Ethnic Minorities

3

SOC-212

Social Problems

3

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