2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Social Work
Degree Plan: Human Services Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


This certificate is designed to assist associate degree majors in Social Work and Substance Abuse to obtain cross training in the delivery of human services to aging clients. Students will choose a concentration in either Substance Abuse or Social Work courses. The certificate will provide majors in these programs to enhance their skills in meeting the social service needs for these populations.



SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services 3
SCWK 2311 Interviewing and Counseling Theories 3
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
GERS 1301 Introduction to Gerontology 3
GERS 1304 Activity Directing I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


SCWK 2307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SCWK 1365 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work 3
GERS 1392 Special Topics in Gerontology 3
GERS 1307 Activity Directing II AND 3
GERS 2166 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Adult Development and Aging 1
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
Minimum Hours Required 34

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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