Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Social Work Specialist: Family Intervention

CCAC is no longer accepting students into Social Work Specialist: Family Intervention (681.4). Students enrolled in this program have until end of first summer 2015 to complete the program requirements. To review program requirements for 681.4, see the program’s graduation checksheet.

Effective fall 2013, Social Work Foundation (630.4) the revised Social Work degree program will be offered to students. Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Foundation (658) certificate will also be available fall 2013 for students who attend other colleges in the summer, students who want to transfer or individuals in human service related profession with no or little formal social work instruction.

ALLEGHENY, SOUTH  
Certificate (681.4)

The Family Intervention program prepares you to work in community agencies that provide parent training, behavioral intervention and other types of support for families having children or adult members with mental health or retardation problems. Students must be eligible for clearances through the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Check and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Check.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Employ social work terminology appropriately.
  2. Identify core values of the social work profession.
  3. Define the major elements of the social work profession.
  4. Examine the main theoretical perspectives of social work.
  5. Assess diversity and its relevance to social work practice.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek employment as family support staff, a behavioral specialist, parent training staff or as a respite care worker.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 36

First Semester

Course #Course Name

Credits

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY-150 

Psychology of Intervention 

3

SOC-117 

Understanding Chemical Dependency 

3

SOW-101

Introduction to Social Work

3

SOW-106

Interviewing Skills 

3

SOW-130

Community Resources 

3

 

Total Credits

18

Second Semester

ECD-113 

Middle Childhood & Adolescence Development     

3

PSY-108 

Human Growth & Development 

3

PSY-208 

Abnormal Psychology 

3

PSY-212 
ECD-202

Psychology of Developmental Disability or
Children with Special Needs

3

SOC-201 

Sociology of the Family 

3

SOW-120         

Child Welfare 

3

 

 Total Credits

18

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