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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Social Work
Degree Plan: Social Work Associate-Generalist A.A.S.

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit:

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.SOC.WORK.GEN.19

The Social Work Associate Program is designed to prepare individuals interested in working with people to obtain entry-level employment in public and private social service agencies. The social service worker is equipped with skills, knowledge, values, and sensitivity to effectively serve human needs in a variety of community settings. Students have the options to select courses that will prepare them to work in general social services or specialized social services for chemical abuse or the aging.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services 3
SCWK 2311 Interviewing and Counseling Theories 3
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SCWK 1313 Introduction to Social Work 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
SCWK 1305 Group Work Intervention 3
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
GERS 1301 Introduction to Gerontology 3
GERS 1304 Activity Directing 1 3
GERS 1392 Special Topics in Gerontology 3
+Elective Designated Social Work Elective (one course) 3
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SCWK 2307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SCWK 1365 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work OR 3
GERS 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Adult Development and Aging (3)
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Social Work Designated Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
DAAC 1309 Assessment of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
GERS 1310 Social Work and the Aging 3
GERS 1307 Activity Directing 2 3
SCWK 2305 Special Problems of Youth 3
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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.