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Social Services


Learn core principles and skills in social work, community services and casework management.

Program/Major Codes: AASSOCIALSRV/SSE

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level employment in social service positions.

Academic Options: Students intending to transfer to a four-year university should pursue the Social Services Associate of Arts 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** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 3
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement 1-3
Subtotal 16-18

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
SSE 110 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SSE 111 Group Work 3
SSE 210 Community Organization and Development 3
SSE 211 Group Technique Applications 3
SSE 281 Social Service Delivery Systems 3
SSE 285 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3
SSE 292 Social Services Field Experience 4
Subtotal 22

Required Support Courses

Required Support Courses
SSE Electives 3
Other Electives 19-21
Subtotal 22-24
Total 60-64


*Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core course:  Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement - SSE 110 fulfills 3 credits in the Social Sciences category, complete a course from the Humanities/Fine Arts or Leadership/Ethics category.

** In the general education categories, select at least one course marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).