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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.
(Associate of Applied Science Degree)
- 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.
|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|
|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|
|SCWK 2301||Assessment and Case Management||3|
|SCWK 1305||Group Work Intervention||3|
|GERS 1301||Introduction to Gerontology||3|
|GERS 1304||Activity Directing I||3|
|BIOL 1322||Nutrition and Diet Therapy||3|
|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 1300||Beginning Spanish Conversation I OR||3|
|Minimum Hours Required||60|
+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|
++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.