2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Social Work


SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATE -- GERONTOLOGY

(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 complete 25% of the degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.SCWK.GERONTOLOGY

The aging of the population is one of the most important demographic trends currently affecting the United States. The 60-plus population is growing more rapidly than any other major population group. Individuals who have studied gerontology (study in aging) are in high demand as expanding opportunities exist among individuals who provide direct services to older adults. Gerontology complements a variety of existing degree and certificate programs. Almost every area of study or practice that deals with people or their needs has a branch that is devoted to aging. This certificate will provide specific knowledge and skills in working with and relating to the older population.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

GERS 1301 Introduction to Gerontology 3
GERS 1310 Social Work and the Aging 3
GERS 1343 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging 3
GERS 2333 Legal and Ethical Issues 3
12

SEMESTER II

GERS 1304 Long Term Care Activity Directing I 3
GERS 1342 Aging and Mental Health 3
GERS 1392 Special Topics in Gerontology 3
GERS 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Adult Development and Aging 3
12
Minimum Hours Required 24

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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SOCIAL WORK -- HUMAN SERVICES

(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.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.SWAT.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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

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 Long Term Care Activity Directing I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
18

SEMESTER II

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 Long Term Care Activity Directing II AND 3
GERS 2166 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Adult Development and Aging 1
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
16
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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SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATE -- GENERALIST

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.SOC.WORK.GENERAL

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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services 3
SCWK 2311 Interviewing and Counseling Theories 3
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
18

SEMESTER II

SCWK 1313 Introduction to Social Work 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
+Elective Designated Social Work Elective 3
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
15

SEMESTER III

SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
SCWK 1305 Group Work Intervention 3
GERS 1301 Introduction to Gerontology 3
GERS 1304 Long Term Care Activity Directing I 3
++Elective Designated MATH Elective OR 3-4
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations* OR (3)
TECM 1403 Technical Calculations* AND (4)
++++Elective Natural Science (4)
15-20

SEMESTER IV

SCWK 2307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SCWK 1365 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I OR 4
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts (3)
12-13
Minimum Hours Required 60-66

*Anyone desiring to continue their studies in the field of Social Work and transferring to a four-year college or university will have to complete an upper-level MATH course equivalent to MATH 1314 or higher-level math. The TECM math course will provide the math requirement that is essential to receive the Associates Degree.

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

DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling 3
CMSW 1353 Family Intervention Strategies 3
GERS 1310 Social Work and the Aging 3
GERS 1392 Special Topics in Gerontology 3
SCWK 2305 Special Problems of Youth 3
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3

++Designated MATH Elective - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra 4

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

++++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

NOTE: BIOL 1408 is recommended, but any course from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science is acceptable.

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.

SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATE -- GENERALIST

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.SOC.WORK.GENERAL

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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services 3
SCWK 2311 Interviewing and Counseling Theories 3
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
18

SEMESTER II

SCWK 1313 Introduction to Social Work 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
+Elective Designated Social Work Elective 3
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
15

SEMESTER III

SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
SCWK 1305 Group Work Intervention 3
GERS 1301 Introduction to Gerontology 3
GERS 1304 Long Term Care Activity Directing I 3
++Elective Designated MATH Elective OR 3-4
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations* OR (3)
TECM 1403 Technical Calculations* AND (4)
++++Elective Natural Science (4)
15-20

SEMESTER IV

SCWK 2307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SCWK 1365 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I OR 4
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts (3)
12-13
Minimum Hours Required 60-66

*Anyone desiring to continue their studies in the field of Social Work and transferring to a four-year college or university will have to complete an upper-level MATH course equivalent to MATH 1314 or higher-level math. The TECM math course will provide the math requirement that is essential to receive the Associates Degree.

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

DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling 3
CMSW 1353 Family Intervention Strategies 3
GERS 1310 Social Work and the Aging 3
GERS 1392 Special Topics in Gerontology 3
SCWK 2305 Special Problems of Youth 3
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3

++Designated MATH Elective - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra 4

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

++++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

NOTE: BIOL 1408 is recommended, but any course from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science is acceptable.

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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