Social Service - Associate in Science

Curriculum Code: 230

Program Information
In today’s fast-paced, complex society, there’s a vital need for compassionate, professional social workers. This program taps into your natural ability to interact with others, and that capacity is refined into a valuable skill with rewarding professional opportunities. You’ll receive the practical and theoretical education necessary for success, professionally or at a four-year college. The U.S. Department of Labor indicates that social worker jobs will be particularly abundant during the next decade. This will be especially true in New Jersey due to the state’s older-than-average population and its growing popularity as a retirement area.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AS programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four-year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. CCC has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. Graduates work as aides at daycare centers, mental health agencies, institutions for physically and mentally handicapped persons, prisons, hospitals and substance abuse agencies. Those with a bachelor’s degree and beyond may hold positions as counselors, administrators or educators. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Demonstrate a knowledge and acceptance of social work values and ethics. •Demonstrate assessment and observation skills. •Implement a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving interventions. •Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.


Employment Opportunities:
Entry level employment in social service positions

Program Requirements (33)
Credits
PA
101
Public Administration
3
SO
202
Contemporary Social Problems
3
SO
212
Social Psychological Counseling
3
SO
217
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
3
SO
219
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
3
SO
220
Introduction to Social Welfare & Social Work
3
SO
221
Social Service Field Work I
3
SO
222
Social Service Field Work II
3
PS
201
American Federal Government or
PS
203
State & Local Government
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
Program Elective
3

General Education Requirements (31-32)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers or
CS
102
Applications on the Microcomputer
3
SO
201
Introductory Sociology
3
SO
207
Social Minorities & Intergroup Relations
3
Mathematics Elective
3-4
Science Elective
4
Humanities Elective
3
History Elective
3
Elective Requirements
Credits
SO
205
Introduction to Gerontology
3
SO
215
Death & Dying
3
PY
202
Introduction to Addictive Behavior
3
PY
209
Abnormal Psychology
3

Total Credits: (64-65)