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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Community and Public Service (Part-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Notes: Choose BIS 1105 or 1120.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Overview of the criminal justice system and an analysis of the interdependence of its components, including legislative, law enforcement, prosecution, court and correctional systems. Examination of responsibilities of professionals in each of these systems, including ethical and legal responsibilities.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Introduction to concepts of customer service. Topics to include: face-to-face and phone-based communication with customers, professionalism and workplace behavior, decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, use of emerging technologies, role-play scenarios, case studies and preparation for career advancement.

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Important message signified by
Hours
 

Description: Ethical codes and responsibilities in the helping professions. Federal Confidentiality Regulations, case law, scope of practice, expectations of funding bodies and managed care. Principles of professional behavior with clients and self-awareness of their personal boundary and value concerns. Importance of cultural diversity.

Notes: Fall only class

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Description: Explore how historical events have shaped the social work profession. Recognize personal values in the context of one's practice as social worker and identify roles and knowledge base required. Recognize social, cultural and economic justice issues related to vulnerable groups and the impact of inequality. Describe social work settings and various fields of practice. Service Learning opportunities available.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

5

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: Course provides 40 hours of chemical dependency specific educational content required for application for CDCA Preliminary credential with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Theories and fundamentals of addictive illness and physical/mental effects of psychoactive drugs. Dynamics of substance related and addictive disorders on persons, families and society. Knowledge of disease concept, stigmas, identification, assessment, trends in treatment and relapse process. Develop insights, challenge biases and identify personal and professional issues. Elements of professional/ethical behaviors. Note for certain criminal convictions, the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board takes into consideration Ohio Medicaid Rules that specify a period of time since conviction that must pass to obtain a National Provider Identification (NPI) number when determining whether a person can obtain a credential. Also per the OCDP Board, fifty percent (50%) of the Chemical Dependency education must have been completed within the two (2) year period immediately prior to filling out the application for certification.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: This course is a sociological examination of theoretical perspectives on the institution of family. Topics include the historical context of the family, the role of marriage and family in society, family formation, socialization, divorce, parenting, family issues, family throughout the life course and social policy. Variations in family types and lifestyles among diverse groups worldwide are examined.

Prerequisites: SOC 1101

Description: Explore history, values, ideologies and ethics in development of social welfare in the United States and identify the role of government in the delivery of social services. Learn how institutional structures, including forms of oppression and discrimination, and human diversity issues influence the delivery of social services. Forty-eight hour agency observation required.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101 and SWK 1206

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Summer Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Using audience analysis, a writing process and grammatical and formatting skills in an electronic environment, students write letters and messages for both internal and external business situations; they conduct business research and write and document short, informal research business reports, incorporating graphics and presentation materials.

Notes: Choose ENG 1131 or MAN 2150.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Third Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Engage students in the process of building a personal portfolio that includes career and financial goals, a professional resume, job search process, a personal budget, a savings and investment plan and access to community resource information. This course will address the process of community re-entry from a personal, social and occupational perspective.

Notes: Choose CJS 1106 or SCC 1101.

Description: Mathematics of finance, mathematics of trade, payroll, taxes, insurance, elementary statistics. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Choose MAT 1120 or any OT36 Math course from the approved list: www.sinclair.edu/ot36.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or DEV 0054 or Other (satisfactory score on Sinclair Community College English placement test)

Description: An introduction to social problems facing large, complex societies using sociological theories and methodology to examine causes, treatments and solutions. Among the topics discussed are: mental illness, health care, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, crime, delinquency, inequality, poverty, immigration, family, global and environmental issues.

Prerequisites: SOC 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Spring Semester (Third Year)
Hours
 

Description: Examination of cultural differences and the handling of special needs population by the criminal justice system, including current trends in meeting community needs. Emphasis on development of the knowledge and skill sets required of the criminal justice professional to address the needs and issues of diverse clientele throughout the criminal justice process. Strategies for mediation, conflict resolution and critical incident management.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and CJS 1101

Description: This course presents a framework for studying the nature and the causes of crime and criminal behavior. Focus is provided through criminal typologies and the myriad of theories using multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Prerequisites: SOC 1101

Description: Learn skills to be effective with multicultural clients. Develop an understanding of theories, which will enhance competence in terms of behaviors, attitudes and policies that come together to assist professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Strong emphasis on self-awareness of personal cultural values and beliefs to increase appreciation of multicultural identities.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Summer Semester (Third Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: An examination of what is meant by culture and a review of the various theories and methods in Cultural Anthropology. Includes a comparison of the similarities and differences among world cultures as well as comparative analysis of family organization, religious beliefs, educational systems, economics and governmental systems.

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements, from prehistory to the seventeenth century.

Notes: Choose one OT36 Arts/Humanities course from the approved list: www.sinclair.edu/ot36

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.