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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Services Aide Certificate

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The Social Service Aide certificate prepares students for employment as group residence workers, neighborhood outreach workers, social casework assistants and other similar positions. In many instances, social service workers are employed under the supervision of a social worker, or in some cases a psychologist. Employment opportunities exist in such areas as day care, nursery school education, mental health, group and community work at the public and private levels.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Entry level skills for employment in social services agencies
  2. Entry level competencies in skills to work with organizations, communities, groups, families and individuals
  3. Ability to work collaboratively in groups
  4. Clear and effective communication skills
  5. Appreciation for adhering to the ethics and integrity of the social services profession

Please see Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for important information regarding this program and Fall 2023 opening of Connecticut State Community College.  

Certificate Requirements

and One of the Following Three Courses

Total Credits: 25

† Throughout this catalog, this symbol means that a pre-requisite is required. Please refer to the Course Descriptions  section.

SL: This course requires students to conduct 25 hours of service learning. Please consult with an academic counselor or contact the program coordinator for more details.

All courses taken in this certificate program can lead to our associate degree in Social Services.

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