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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 2017-2018

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 17-23
Subtotal 20-26
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).