Associate of Science Degree in Social Work
The Associate Degree in Social Work is designed to provide training to persons interested in Social Work to prepare them for work within communities and organizations in order to provide the necessary support needed by Social Workers.
Graduates will be able to serve in paraprofessional positions such as:
Community Development Worker, Social Work Assistants, Social and Human Services Assistant, Mental Health and Wellness Assistants, Correctional Officers, Juvenile Probation Officers, Assistant School Social Workers and Police Officers
Who should apply
Persons with industry experience aspiring to be a Social Worker or to work in any field relating to Social Work.
Persons who wish to develop skills in Social Work in order to contribute to community building and problem solving
Persons with industry experience who are Social Workers but need formal training.
Persons who want to change their career path
High school graduates with related subjects desirous of entering the profession.
Some Competencies that graduates of the programme will have:
1. Ethical decision making skills.
2. Understanding the Laws and Regulations governing social service agencies.
3. Skills in areas of counselling, interviewing, research and data collection.
4. Excellent communication and interpretation skills appropriate for working in Client Services and other Human Services Department.