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Social Work Technician

Associate in Applied Science

This program prepares graduates for employment in the social services field by providing understanding of the methods, skills, philosophy, and human behavior necessary to perform in a social services setting. Students learn to do intake, interviewing, and crisis intervention referral by spending time in an agency to learn on-the-job skills. The program prepares graduates to qualify for Registration as a Social Service Technician under the Michigan Bureau of Health Professions. Employment opportunities exist in social work, agency work and/or substance abuse treatment.

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Program Information

In addition to the requirement that program graduates must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher, the occupational specialty courses as well as SOCY-191 and PSYC-281 must each be passed with a 2.0 or higher to earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the Social Work Technician Program.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 62
  • Contact Hours: 63

Recommended Math Pathway: Quantitative Reasoning

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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Year One
Winter
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Year One
Spring / Summer
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Year Two
Fall
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Year Two
Winter
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August 21, 2017
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