Apr 14, 2024  
2013-14 Catalog 
2013-14 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Service, A.S.

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Program Design

The Social Service associate degree program is designed to prepare students for diverse employment opportunities and to provide a foundation for further academic pursuit. Additionally, the program includes field placement opportunities that provide students with “hands-on” exposure to the helping professions.


Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. They can begin the program any semester and include field work at off-campus sites as part of their program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Social Service degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Understand the past, present and future of human services.
  2. Be prepared for group facilitation and participation, grant proposal writing, and oral and written expressions appropriate to human services.
  3. Conduct interviews, assessments, and basic human service research.
  4. Be prepared to address the needs of client populations during the internship experience.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of human service skills necessary to interact effectively with individuals, families or groups.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Total Credits Required: 60-62


Students are to meet with the program coordinator before selecting a field placement site.

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