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. Complete this program exclusively on weekdays or in a combination of day, evening and weekend classes.
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.
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.**
|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|
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 260||Youth Services: Policy, Practice and Prevention||3|
|SSE 285||Foundations of Social Work Practice||3|
|SSE 290||Youth Services Field Experience||4|
Required Support Courses
* 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.