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Public Service Support SWA.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 24 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Social Work
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

The Public Service Support certificate is the first of three core certifications of the proposed Community & Public Services Associate of Applied Science. Students learn how to provide assistance to Social Work and Social Service Professionals in the field. This certificate includes course work in the fields of sociology, psychology, social work, and human services and behavioral health and is designed to prepare students to work in the helping profession at an entry level position. This certificate prepares students to work with those in need to overcome difficulties and improve their lives. This certificate is especially pertinent to students who may have dealt with personal and family problems and want to use their experience knowledge and passion to help others avoid the mistakes they made, which lead them to prison.

Program Outcomes

  • Achieve group goals in a variety of social contexts.
  • Demonstrate ability to think logically and solve problems using analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of ways with varied audiences through writing skills, oral communication, listening skills, reading skills, computer literacy, and information literacy.

Career Opportunities

The Public Service Support certificate is employable at a number of social service agencies, in the role of a case aide or monitor. Job duties may include transportation , visitation monitoring, school enrollment, detention monitoring etc. A student who continues with their education can achieve their degree in the Community & Public Service AAS or their AA degree in Social Work, with additional coursework


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 (Introduction to Software Applications) OR BIS 1400 (Customer Service) 3
MHT 1130 Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling CDCA Preliminary 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1115 Sociology of Marriage & Family 3
SOC 2130 Sociology of Family Violence 3
SWK 1206 Introduction to Social Work 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
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Program Accreditation Information


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.