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Associate in Science Degree Program

Social Services

The Social Services Degree curriculum has a dual function. It prepares students for entry-level career positions in a variety of social service occupations and it provides the first two years of a course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Capital Community College A.S. degree in Social Services articulates with the Central Connecticut State University Bachelor of Social Work and the Saint Joseph College B.A. Social Work program.

The curriculum prepares students for employment as mental health aides, group residence workers, neighborhood outreach workers, social casework assistants and other similar positions. In many instances, social service workers are employed under the supervision of a social worker, or in some cases a psychologist. Employment opportunities exist in such areas as day care, nursery school education, mental health, group and community work at the public and private levels.

Students have the option of declaring a major in Social Services, Social Services with a Mental Health Option, or Social Services with a Library Technical Assistant Option.

Graduates are prepared to pursue further education at colleges leading to a baccalaureate degree in several professional areas including social work, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, education and counseling.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Explain the history and development of human services in the United States
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the social welfare as a system designed to serve people, groups, community and society
  3. Use appropriate human service practice skills within the context of providing social services
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the language, terms, and concepts used in the social work profession
  5. Design a community needs assessment and community asset research project
  6. Use appropriate social work practice skills within the context of providing human services
  7. Analyze the social planning, community planning, social action, community development, and advocacy activities in human service agencies
  8. Explain interventions and strategies for assisting individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of human diversity, discrimination, and oppression on individuals and society
Course of Study¹
FIRST SEMESTER
Credits
Composition
3
Principles of Sociology
3
Intermediate Algebra OR
3
Statistics with Technology
Intro to Software Applications
3
General Psychology
3
SECOND SEMESTER
Credits
Composition & Literature
3
American Government OR
3
State and Local Goverment
Group Dynamics
3
Human Biology OR
4
Intro to Biology
Intro to Social Welfare
3
THIRD SEMESTER
Credits
Contemporary Social Issues
3
Minorities in the U.S. OR
3
Milticultural Issues in Psychology
Principles of Macroeconomics OR
3
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Free Elective
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Language Elective Level I
3
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Arts Elective
3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Credits
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Humanities Elective
3
Abnormal Psychology
3
Community Organization
3
Sociology of the Family
3
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Language Elective Level II
3

¹ Click on the Course# for course description,
pre-requisites and additional information.

Students who wish to transfer should consult a counselor regarding whether the free elective chosen will transfer to a specific institution.

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