ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The Associate Degree in Social Work is designed to provide training to persons interested in Social Work and other related fields to prepare them for work within communities and organizations in order to provide the necessary support needed by Social Workers. The course addresses theories, principles and practices of social work, law and legal regulations as well as human needs and behaviours. The course is offered in a 4 semester and 2 summers full time and part time to incorporate Social Work Practicum, a mandatory aspect of their training. Students pursuing the course are required to complete all specified credits in the programme, unless otherwise exempted (see Prior Learning Document) The Associate in Social Work prepares graduates with the necessary skills needed to enter various careers in a number of organizations.
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?
The Associate Degree in Social Work programme aims to help people develop their skills and ability to use available resources and those of the community to resolve problems. The degree 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. The course addresses theories, principles, and practices of social work, law, and legal regulations as well as human needs and behaviors.
Graduates can work in roles such as:
Applicants must meet the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) matriculation requirements in order to be accepted in the programme. Either of the following: Standard Matriculation A minimum of five (5) CSEC or GCE O’level including English A and Mathematics. Alternate Matriculation Equivalent qualification(s) as determined by the CCCJ Mature Status as determined by CCCJ.
The Associate of Science Degree in Social Work is currently offered full-time across four (4) semesters and part-time (evenings) across six (6) semesters. The programme comprises the following courses: General Education Courses Communication I & II Fundamentals of Information Technology Introduction to Psychology Pre-Calculus Spanish Support Courses Caribbean Studies Introduction to Management Statistics for Social Work Specialization Courses Introduction to Disability Studies Introduction to Social Work Introduction to Sociology Ethics for Social Work Fundamentals of Social Research Human Behaviour and Development Law for Social Workers Social Work Theory, Practice and Principles I & 2 Social Welfare Policy Social Work Practicum
Application forms may be collected from the College’s Admissions Office or downloaded from our website.
Additional information about the programme including information on the tuition structure for the programme can be obtained from our Admissions office : (876) 630-1772
Students may start the programme in September or January of the academic year.
The programme is currently delivered full-time, part-time (evenings) or weekends depending on demand.
To be awarded the Associate of Science Degree in Social Work, a student must have: Completed all credits in the programme Completed all courses in the programme Completed all required hours of Social Work Practicum
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