Associate in Science
- Pre-Social Work and Counseling
This Option will prepare students to work in community social service agencies. Graduates work as paraprofessionals in group homes, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and other social services agencies. Paraprofessional job titles include casework aide, clinical social work aide, family service assistant, social work assistant, addictions counselor assistant. The curriculum provides basic courses for the first two years of a four-year curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in social work or counseling. This degree provides the student with the 270 hours of course work required by The Certification Board, Inc. for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification and the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensure.
Upon successful completion of the program students will
- Apply knowledge acquired in the classroom in a professional, legal, and ethical manner while interning in a social services agency.
- Complete components of a psycho-social assessment and diagnose using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
- Complete a social service agency profile to determine which client population it serves.
- Assess research on historical social work and counseling methods as related to present day practices.