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Sinclair College

Social Service SOCS.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 27 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Social Work
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

The Social Service Short-Term Certificate is designed to provide the tools needed for employees and volunteer leaders related to human service agencies and nonprofit organizations emphasizing the skills of: communication, critical analysis of social problems, investigative techniques, an understanding of the bureaucratic social and legal system serving the community and the role of the volunteer.

Program Outcomes

  • Achieve proficiency in the following areas: social work core knowledge, values, skills, ethics, and theory; interviewing and documentation; the relationship between social problems and institutional responses.
  • Demonstrate understanding of cultural and social diversity issues.
  • Utilize effective oral communication skills.

Career Opportunities

This certificate enhances careers in sociology, social work, education, government, health care, public safety, human services, nonprofit organizations and related fields.


Course Title Credits
CJS 2145 Correctional Case Management 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
MHT 2250 Child & Adolescent Mental Health 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2130 Sociology of Family Violence 3
SOC 2205 Social Problems 3
SWK 1206 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 1213 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SWK 2207 Anti-Oppressive Social Work 3
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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.