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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Social Work AA

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The program emphasizes skills needed in working with clients such as interviewing, determining eligibility for services, making appropriate referrals and assisting with counseling. A supervised internship allows students to apply their skills in a work setting.  

When the program is completed, students may find employment in a wide variety of settings, including public and private social services agencies, treatment centers, group homes, supported living and work programs, and state or county departments of social services.

For more information about the Human Services program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/humanservices.

Program Details

Locations: Ankeny, Urban

Students may start this program any Fall or Spring semester

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Program Graduation Requirements

To earn an Human Services AA degree, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Option 1 - Select 1 course

Total Credits Required to Complete this AA Degree - 64*

*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$156.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Books (approximate) 700 700 700 700

Approximate total cost for the program: $12,784**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

Employment opportunities are available in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Public and private social services agencies
  • Treatment centers for addictions
  • Group homes for people facing many problems, such as homelessness, domestic abuse, mental illness, and chemical dependency
  • Group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Supported living and work programs
  • State and county Departments of Human Services
  • Associate positions in school districts
  • Correctional facilities for adolescents and chemically dependent people 

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

The field of Human Services - Social Work is an ideal career choice for men and women who are interested in helping people understand themselves and reach their goals. Students who enter the Human Services - Social Work program need to be mature, emotionally stable, objective, and sensitive to the needs of others. Essential Skills and abilities include the ability to get along with diverse groups of people, having good communication skills both written and oral, personal insight, and the ability to problem solve are essential.

What Else Should I Consider about this Degree or Career Choice?

The Human Service Social Work program prepares students for entry-level jobs and for transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a Bachelors degree. By the end of the program, students will have the knowledge and practice to effectively work in a Human Service agency

Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6216, title9@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2018)

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