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Social Work-Generalist Associate in Applied Science

Social Work - Generalist

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

66

Program/Plan Number

313

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

Also Offered At

 

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

15  CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.​

Program Core Requirements

37  CH
Child Development
CHLD DV 101-1
Human Growth & Development I 4
This course provides a foundation in theory and principles of human development, from conception to early adolescence, including an in-depth study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, including children's play. Five hours observing young children, ranging in age from birth to age eight, are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 102
Human Growth & Development II 3
Continuation of Child Development 101. Emphasizes adolescence through late adulthood. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Child Development 101, OR Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 107
Health Safety And Nutrition 3
This introductory course explores practices that promote good nutrition, dental, physical and mental health, as well as the safety of infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children in group settings. The course has a dual emphasis on the health, safety, and nutrition of young children and adult students. Health, lifestyle, preventative health, community resources, and emergency response procedures are examined. This course introduces cultural beliefs that influence health, safety, and nutrition. It explores ethical and legal responsibilities of adults in protecting the emotional and physical well-being of young children. Five observation hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Mental Health
MENHLTH 223
Intro To Addictions Studies 3
Includes treatment strategies, perspectives and understanding of the addiction process and its effects upon the individual, the family, employers, and society. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
Social Service
SOC SER 101
Introduction To Social Work 3
Concepts, principles, and processes encountered by social service workers; questions of motivation, acceptance, attitude, techniques of listening and interviewing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 100, or Grade of C or better in English 98, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
SOC SER 109
Report Writing for Social Service Aides 3
Introduction to records, reports, and forms required in social agencies; report writing and record keeping. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101 AND SOC SER 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
SOC SER 201
Principles of Social Work Practice 3
Introduction to social welfare resources of the community; discussion of methods to help persons make use of these resources, including analysis of the helping relationship, role of non-professional worker, problem-solving approach to individual, family, and community problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
SOC SER 212
Intro To Group Process 3
For persons who work with groups; parent groups, community action programs, recreation programs, church groups, or in child care programs. How individuals function as group members; role of the leader; encouraging participation and group action for achieving group goals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
SOC SER 215
Social Prob & Soc Action I 3
For group workers, community leaders, and teachers. Problems of urbanization, industrialization, cultural and educational deprivation, juvenile delinquency, and techniques and programs organized to combat these problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
SOC SER 228
Methodology For Social Work 3
Principles of casework applied to work with families; community resources available to meet economic, emotional, and health needs, and techniques for implementing referrals for such services. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Child Development 101 and Child Development 102 and Social Service 101 and Social Service 201), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
SOC SER 229
Social Service Practicum 6
Field work placement in a family welfare agency 20 hours per week, 8 or 16 weeks; 2-hour weekly seminar. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Social Service 228 and Child Development 107), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

14  CH
Electives​ ​14 CH
Recommended Areas of Supporting Coursework:​
Students are urged to take elective courses in Psychology, Sociology, Child Development, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Addiction Studies to become familiar with various approaches  to individual, group, or societal problems. In addition, Computer Information Systems 120: Introduction to Microcomputers and English 102: Composition, are strongly recommended. Meet with a college Academic Advisor for course selection.          

           

TOTAL PROGRAM MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS​          

           

66 CH​        

*Requires completion of clinical experience/observation hours.​ ​​

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Liberal Arts

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