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Youth Services Specialty

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Learn principles and skills in social work with an emphasis on crisis intervention and community services for children. 

Program/Major Codes: AASYOUTHSERV/SSY

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level employment in youth services agencies.

Academic Options: Students intending to transfer to a four-year university should pursue the Social Services AA degree.

Program Requirements
  

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements.**

Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement:  complete a course from the Humanities/Fine Arts or Leadership/Ethics category 3
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement 1-3
Subtotal 16-18

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
AJS 212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
ECE 117 Child Growth and Development 3
SSE 110 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SSE 111 Group Work 3
SSE 146 Child Abuse Intervention and Protection 3
SSE 160 Introduction to Youth Services 3
SSE 210 Community Organization and Development 3
SSE 211 Group Technique Applications 3
SSE 242 Crisis Intervention, Theory and Techniques
3
SSE 285 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3
SSE 290 Youth Services Field Experience 4
Subtotal 34

Required Support Courses

ELEC Electives*** 10-12
Total 60-64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core or support courses:  Humanities and Social Science Requirement - SSE 110 fulfills 3 credits in the Social Science category. 

** In general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (Cultural diversity) or "G" (Global awareness).

*** Please see an advisor to select appropriate coursework.