Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Foundation

Also see Social Work Foundation degree program

ALLEGHENY, NORTH, SOUTH
Certificate (658)

This program is designed for persons with a degree or individuals in human service related professions who have had little or no formal instruction in social work. Students learn social work terminology, core values, ethical principles and standards, theoretical perspectives and generalist social work practice at the introductory level.

Students are able to directly transfer credits to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institutions with statewide program-to-program articulation agreements in social work.

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 practices.

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

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 21

First Semester

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SOW-101Introduction to Social Work

3

SOW-125Introduction to Social Welfare

3

SOW-150Cultural Competence & Diverse Populations

3

 

 Total

9

Second Semester
SOW-110Social Work Service Learning Practicum

3

SOW-210Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3

 Social Work Electives (2)1

6

 

Total

12

1Social Work Restricted Electives (6 credits)
SOW-106Interviewing Skills

3

SOW-120Child Welfare

 3

SOW-130  Community Resources

 3

   
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