Social Services Technician

Certificates

Recommended basic skills standards are

This program prepares students to enter the social services career field at the paraprofessional level, or to achieve additional specialized training. The training includes individual casework skills, group skills, case management skills, and family group work skills. Students participate in supervised work experience in various social agencies within the community which often serves as an avenue to obtaining employment.

Social Services faculty recommends that in order to maximize the chances of success, students possess foundational skills in the following areas:

  • effective study skills,
  • basic math skills,
  • reading and comprehension skills,
  • working knowledge and application of English skills,
  • time management and problem solving skills.

Students who want individualized program planning suggestions are encouraged to consult program faculty. Please call 502-3300 to schedule an appointment.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

NOTE: To be employed in the social work field it is expected that you will be able to pass background checks. This will include fingerprinting for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and a Central Registry Inquiry.

Child Welfare

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Students will gain generalized knowledge of Social Work to include specific coursework in Child Welfare as well as field experience in a social work internship.

PSY 247

Child Abuse & Neglect

3

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Gerontological

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Students will gain generalized knowledge of Social Work to include specific coursework in the study of the social impact and methodology of working with aging populations. This certificate includes field experience in a social work internship.

SOC 201

Introduction to Gerontology

3

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Social Services

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Students will gain generalized knowledge of Social Work to include specific coursework in sociology as well as the methodology and techniques used in modern Social Work. This certificate includes field experience through a social work internship.

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SWK 100

Introduction to Social Work

3

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 201

Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

3

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

Elective

 

3

Total Credit Hours

27

Students must consult with advisors for selection of elective courses.

Substance Abuse

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Students will gain generalized knowledge of Social Work to include specific coursework in Substance Abuse Identification and treatment used in modern Social Work. This certificate includes field experience through a social work internship.

SWK 106

Introduction to Alcohol & Drugs

3

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Additional information available on the Social Services Technician Department website at www.ppcc.edu/swk.