Social Services AAS

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Social Services is designed for students who want to prepare for careers with social service agencies. This program meets the immediate need for trained service personnel to more than fifteen agencies in a fifty-mile radius. Upon completion of the program, students can go to work at a higher rate of pay in direct service jobs or choose to continue their education.

Holding an associate's degree in social services may enable the student to work as an assistant to professionals in the field, who hold more advanced degrees. Some examples of positions for which a student might qualify include case management aide, social work assistant, community outreach worker, youth worker, gerontology aide, client advocate or psychologist's aide. Students will be assessed against the Social Work Code of Ethics and the Council for Social Work Education. Students will be provided with hands on curriculum and assess their skills based on the above standards. Students will complete an internship the last semester prior to graduation. This internship will be inclusive of all skills learned throughout the program. Students must pass a background check prior to field placement.  For further information, contact Kelli White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-5010.

REQUIRED COURSES

Social Services

Total Degree Hours: 60

 

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 101

Composition

3

COSC 101

Microsoft Office Applications

3

PSYC 103

General Psychology

3

SOCS 161

Introduction to Social Work

4

SOCS 162

Social Work Organization

1

 

Total Semester Hours

14

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 102

Research

3

SOCI 210

Principles of Sociology

3

SOCS 170

History of Social Welfare Policy

3

MATH 101 or MATH 109

General Mathematics or Algebra

3

PSYC 240

Theories of Personality

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

COMM 208

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

SOCS 236

Human Behavior & Social Env I

3

POSC 218

State and Local Government

3

SOCS 260

Research Methods in Social Work

3

SOCS 245

Case Management

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

SOCS 230

Application of Group Dynamics

3

SOCS 246

Human Behavior & Social Env II

3

SOCS 255

Fundamentals of Social Work Practice

3

SOCS 280

Internship

4

HUMN 150

Inroduction to Fine Arts

3

 

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Evaluation Sheet:

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

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