Social Services Technician

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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This program prepares students to enter the social services career field at the paraprofessional level. The training includes individual casework skills, group skills, case management skills, and family group work skills. Students participate in supervised work experience in various social agencies within the community which often serves as an avenue to obtaining employment. Elective courses are offered to help students learn more advanced skills.

Social Services Technician faculty recommends that in order to maximize the chances of success, students possess foundational skills in the following areas:

  • Effective study skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Reading and comprehension skills
  • Working knowledge and application of English skills
  • Time management and problem solving skills

Students who want individualized program planning suggestions are encouraged to consult program faculty. Please call 719-502-3180 to schedule an appointment.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

NOTE: To be employed in the social work field it is expected that you will be able to pass background checks. This will include fingerprinting for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and a Central Registry Inquiry.

General Education Courses

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

3

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

or

 

 

COM 225

Introduction to Organizational Communication

(3)

and

 

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

(3)

MAT 107

Career Math

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II: SS3

3

 

 

21

Other Course Requirements

SWK 100

Introduction to Social Work

3

SWK 105

Application of Group Counseling

3

SWK 106

Introduction to Alcohol & Drugs

3

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 181

Internship II

6

SWK 201

Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

3

SWK 202

Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

3

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

SWK 280

Internship III

6

 

 

42

Total Credit Hours

63

Certificates

Case Management Open Field Placement – Internship

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

Total Credit Hours

15

Child Welfare

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://www.ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/social-services-technician/child-welfare-gedt.

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

PSY 247

Child Abuse & Neglect

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Gerontological

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://www.ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/social-services-technician/gerontological-gedt.

SOC 201

Introduction to Gerontology

3

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Social Services

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://www.ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/social-services-technician/social-services-gedt.

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SWK 100

Introduction to Social Work

3

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 201

Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

3

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

Elective

 

3

Total Credit Hours

27

Students must consult with advisors for selection of elective courses.

Substance Abuse

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://www.ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/social-services-technician/substance-abuse-gedt.

SWK 106

Introduction to Alcohol & Drugs

3

SWK 180

Internship I

6

SWK 205

Social Welfare in the U.S.

3

SWK 208

Social Work Case Management

3

SWK 222

Introduction to Social Work Practice

3

Total Credit Hours

18