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2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Social Work
Degree Plan: Human Services Certificate

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:

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.SCWK.HUMAN.SERV

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
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
SCWK 1313 Introduction to Social Work 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SCWK 2307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
GERS 1392 Special Topics in Gerontology 3
SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and other Drug Addictions 3
SCWK 2305 Special Problems of Youth 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SCWK 1365 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work 3
Semester Total 3
Minimum Hours Required 33

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.