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Social Work: Youth Work

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Beginning Summer 2016, this program is no longer accepting new students. Please refer to CCC’s other Liberal Arts offerings.

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Social Work: Youth Work can lead to employment in government, community, or private social service agencies. Enrollment in the program is open to anyone interested in working with youth during out-of-school time, e.g. after-school workers, school-age workers, grassroots youth workers, community activists, outreach workers, probation officers, prevention specialists, teen reach workers, managers, and supervisors. As an option under Social Work, the academic program for the professional development worker
includes basic and advanced certificates and an Associate in Applied Science degree. Where applicable, under this professional development option, college credit will be awarded for prior learning experiences up to a maximum of fifteen credit hours.
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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

370

Funding Options

Offered At

 

Courses

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

16 CH

Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The AAS model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

In addition to the courses below, students should also take one course in Physical Science and one course in the Fine Arts & Humanities discipline. Consult with an advisor for guidance.​

English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or 4 topics are studied in depth, with at least 3 chosen from the following list: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Social Science
SOC SCI 101
General Course I Social Science 3
A survey of subject matter and concepts selected from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

31 CH
Business
BUSINES 111
Introduction To Business 3
Survey of modern US business, analyzing organization and types of businesses, major business functions, business and the environment, roles played by business and consumers in the economy and various economic systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Child Development
CHLD DV 101-1
Human Growth & Development I 4
This course provides a foundation in theory and principles of human development, from conception to early adolescence, including an in-depth study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, including children's play. Five hours observing young children, ranging in age from birth to age eight, are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 102
Human Growth & Development II 3
Continuation of Child Development 101. Emphasizes adolescence through late adulthood. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Child Development 101, OR Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Mental Health
MENHLTH 223
Intro To Addictions Studies 3
Includes treatment strategies, perspectives and understanding of the addiction process and its effects upon the individual, the family, employers, and society. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 228
Principles of Mental Health Practices 3
Mental health, the settings in which mental health problems are treated, and common types of mental health problems; review of treatment strategies and methods of intervention. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGLISH 101, MENHLTH 223, 224, 230,231, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
Psychology
PSYCH 211
Social Psychology 3
Analyzes development of personality structures and patterns: cultural environment, social roles and status, attitude formation, personality types and measurement of personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Psychology 201 or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Social Service
SOC SER 109
Report Writing for Social Service Aides 3
Introduction to records, reports, and forms required in social agencies; report writing and record keeping. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, Grade of C or better OR Concurrent enrollment in SOC SER 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
SOC SER 212
Intro To Group Process 3
For persons who work with groups; parent groups, community action programs, recreation programs, church groups, or in child care programs. How individuals function as group members; role of the leader; encouraging participation and group action for achieving group goals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, Grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in SOC SERV 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
SOC SER 215
Social Prob & Soc Action I 3
For group workers, community leaders, and teachers. Problems of urbanization, industrialization, cultural and educational deprivation, juvenile delinquency, and techniques and programs organized to combat these problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
SOC SER 248
Principles Of Youth & Group Work 3
Social development and behavior of young people and other adults in all group settings; church groups, street gangs, tutoring programs, recreational groups, YMCAs and YWCAs settlement or delinquency prevention programs. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

10 CH
Students should meet with a college Academic Advisor for selection of elective courses.

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

Required Work-Based Learning Courses

6 CH
Social Service
SOC SER 249
Practicum In Youth Work 6
Field work assignment in youth agency 20 hours per week, 8 or 16 weeks; 2-hour weekly seminar. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Child Development 101 and Child Development 102 and Social Service 101 and Social Service 248), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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