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SCWK 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Group Work Intervention
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of the various stages of the group work treatment process with emphasis on roles, tasks, and potential problem areas. Topics include mechanics of group function, structure of groups, communication patterns within groups, effective group facilitation skills, and techniques used to address special population issues and needs. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Introduction to Social Work
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the social work profession and introduction to the terms, concepts, people, and critical events that have shaped the profession. Topics include the role of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in maintaining and strengthening social work education and standards; the importance of human service agencies in fostering or diminishing the quality of services; and developing an understanding of poverty and the impact of institutional racism, sexism, ageism. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Orientation to Social Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the basic concepts, information, and practices within the field of social services. Topics include a survey of the historical development of social services; social, legal, and clinical definitions, and review of current information regarding indications for and methods of treatment and/ or services. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 1364 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCWK 1305, SCWK 1313, SCWK 1321, SCWK 2311, and SCWK 2301.
Course Description: The 336 contact hours must be completed at an approved practicum site. Practical general training and experience in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experience to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experience may be for pay or no pay. Roundtable seminar mandatory. (21 Ext.)


SCWK 1365 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCWK 1305, SCWK 1313, SCWK 1321, SCWK 2311, and SCWK 2301.
Course Description: The 336 contact hours must be completed at an approved practicum site. Practical general training and experience in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be for pay or no pay. Roundtable seminar mandatory. (21 Ext.)


SCWK 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Assessment and Case Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCWK 1321 and SCWK 2311.
Course Description: Exploration of procedures to identify and evaluate an individual's and/or family's strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs in order to develop an effective plan of action. Topics include oral and written communications essential for assessment, screening, intervention, prevention, case management, and referral. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Special Problems of Youth
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of the particular problems of youth and their implications for social service workers delivering services to this population. Topics include youth serving in social institutions of both a preventative and rehabilitative nature and issues related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and their effects. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Human Behavior and the Social Environment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: `
Course Description: A basic framework for creating and organizing knowledge of human behavior and the social environment. Introduction of social system, life span, and strength approaches to understanding human behavior and environment impact. Emphasis on the impact of human diversity, discrimination, and oppression on the individual's ability to reach or maintain optimal health and well-being. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Interviewing and Counseling Theories
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to Major theories of various treatment modalities including client-centered, psychodynamic, rational-emotive, and reality therapy. Topics include cognative/behavioral approaches such as behavior modification, life skills training, and an introduction to experimental therapies. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Abnormal Behavior
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the literature concerning maladaptive behavior including characteristics, classification, diagnosis, and treatment modalities. Topics include factors associated with defining and identifying abnormal behavior. (3 Lec.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.