Additional information available on the Social Services Technician Department website at www.ppcc.edu/swk.
Recommended basic skills standards are
This program prepares students to enter the social services career field at the paraprofessional level. The training includes individual casework skills, group skills, case management skills, and family group work skills. Students participate in supervised work experience in various social agencies within the community which often serves as an avenue to obtaining employment. Elective courses are offered to help students learn more advanced skills.
Social Services Technician faculty recommends that in order to maximize the chances of success, students possess foundational skills in the following areas:
- effective study skills,
- basic math skills,
- reading and comprehension skills,
- working knowledge and application of English skills,
- time management and problem solving skills.
Students who want individualized program planning suggestions are encouraged to consult program faculty. Please call 502-3180 to schedule an appointment.
Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.
NOTE: To be employed in the social work field it is expected that you will be able to pass background checks. This will include fingerprinting for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and a Central Registry Inquiry.