Why Choose Social Work?


An ideal profession for individuals who have a strong desire to help people, social workers offer a variety of professional services, such as providing support and resources to those faced with difficult life situations. Graduates may find employment as paraprofessionals in group homes, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and other community and social service agencies. The Associate degree program prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution in a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program.

The Certificate program is designed for individuals with a degree or for those in human services-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. 

 

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Social Work Foundation, A.S. (630.4) ♦ 

An ideal profession for individuals who have a strong desire to help people, social workers offer a variety of professional services, such as providing support and resources to those faced with difficult life situations.

Graduates may find employment as paraprofessionals in group homes, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and other community and social service agencies. This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution in a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program.

Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Foundation, Certificate (658.1)

This program is designed for individuals with a degree or for those in human services-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 institutions with statewide program-to-program articulation agreements in social work.

Drug & Alcohol, Certificate (414.2)

This program provides students with specific technical competencies for entry-level employment opportunities as a network cybersecurity support specialist. Their duties include implementing security polices with respect to an organization's servers, desktop and mobile equipment. They also ensure the confidentiality, integrity and accessibility of data in its various forms and storage.

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Testimonial

Ten years from now, I want to be able to look back at the dreams I had & be able to make my younger self proud. I want to have spent these 10 years learning what it means to be a culturally competent social worker, serve my community, & work with all sorts of people from different backgrounds. I want to know that I made a difference in any way that I could & fondly remember how I began this journey at CCAC.