Social Work and Human Services Paraprofessional
Certificate of Achievement Program
This program provides a comprehensive curriculum for paraprofessionals in social work and human services. It is designed to help California meet the statewide challenges and the rapidly expanding need for health, public and human service/social worker paraprofessionals. Students’ training will allow them to become well-rounded employees who are able to participate as team members in health and human service agencies and social work settings. The program is also designed to align with various transfer programs for students who wish to continue to an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences or the Associate Degrees for Transfer in either Psychology or Sociology.
Program Learning Outcomes Students who complete the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the role and scope of entry-level paraprofessional employment in social work and the human services fields.
- Articulate an understanding of the theories and models used to theorize individual and collective behavior as related to social services.
- Evaluate various social work agencies and human services programs.
- Describe the ethical and legal issues confronted by social workers and social service providers.