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Associate of Applied Science in
Social Work

The Associate of Applied Science in Social Work provides foundational skills in the areas of social work management, case management, introductory counseling, and social change theory. The program is designed for students who seek to acquire complete framework in entry-level social work concepts. Learners will acquire the skills and knowledge applicable to their chosen social work professions.

Curriculum

Courses

Government 101 | 3:00

This course provides an overview and exploration of the organization of American government, which includes an overview of the historical significance of the Constitution; the Bill of Rights; Congress; the Supreme Court; the Presidency; political parties and interest groups. This course is an introduction to political science.

Principles of Biology | 3:00

This course is designed to introduce biology at an entry level by examining the hierarchy that ranges from the fundamentals of cell biology to the physiology of organisms, and the interactions among those organisms in their environment.

Math 101 | 3:00

This course is a basic review of mathematical and quantitative skills, including terminology, checking accounts, taxes, payroll, step-by-step approaches. This assists in developing math skills used in personal and business applications.

English 101 | 3:00

This introductory course explores the writing skills to include mechanics, effective writing, organization, and essays. The course ends with a final paper where students demonstrate their newly acquired writing skills.

Human Resources Management | 3:00

This course is an introduction to the human resources field and its key elements. The course outlines the roles and functions of members of the human resources department, as well as educating others outside human resources, in how their roles include human resources-related activities.

Communication 101 | 3:00

This course focuses on the principles of communication to include oral and written language. Students learn the significance of culture and other factors and how they relate to communication.

Introduction to Psychology | 3:00

This course presents the theories and principles of modern psychology. Students learn about the different branches of psychology and the practical application of psychological tenets to functional behavior.

Introduction to Philosophy | 3:00

An introductory philosophy course that concentrates on concepts and issues, such as the nature of value, duty, right and wrong, the good life, human rights, social justice, and applications to selected problems of personal and social behavior.

Introduction to Sociology | 3:00

This course is an introduction to sociology as a way of understanding the world. Sociology is a field of study that explains social, political, and economic phenomena in terms of social structures, social forces, and group relations.

Organizational Behavior | 3:00

This course explores human behavior in organizations using psychology and sociology principles. The content discusses the implications of human behavior for business organizations. Issues pursued in this course include group dynamics, communications, motivation, leadership, and decision making as well as organizational design, culture, development, and change. The discipline of Organizational Behavior is unique in its combined goals of seeking organizational success while advocating employee empowerment.

Principles of Business Accounting I | 3:00

This course is an introduction to the preparation and analysis of business financial statements. Specific topics include the accounting model, general purpose financial statements and accounting for assets, liabilities, and equity.

Speech 101 | 3:00

This course is designed as an introduction to the study of the human communication process with an emphasis on effective public communication. The course includes intensive practice in public speaking, reasoning, critical thinking, and critical listening. It is an essential general education course teaching effective use and understanding of written and spoken forms of communication.

Introduction to Social Work | 3:00

This is an introductory course to the social work profession. It explores key ideas, values, and processes in social work practice. The course looks at social work from a global and national perspective incorporating the various types of practice as well as the evolution of social work.

Social Work Ethics | 3:00

This course is designed to introduce students to ethics and values within the social work profession. It explores the NASW code of ethics and applies the code to real-world topics. The course is an essential part of the social work curriculum building a foundation for professional and ethical practice.

Principles of Assessment & Counseling | 3:00

This course is an introductory exploration of social work assessments and clinical counseling. Students get hands-on experience using case studies and currently used documents to navigate the assessment process.

Social Welfare Policy | 3:00

This course is an overview of the history and evolution of social welfare programs in the USA and across the globe. It identifies the relationships between social paradigms, values, and structures with policy.

Human Behavior and Social Environment I | 3:00

This course uses a social systems approach to understand culture and society. It explores the relationships and interconnectedness of human systems and the environment. This course is heavily rooted in social work theory.

Human Behavior and Social Environment II | 3:00

This course is routed in the transactional relationship between individuals and their environment. Learners apply social work theory and research heavily throughout this course.

Human Diversity | 3:00

This course focuses on understanding the beliefs, values, experiences, and issues of minority and other vulnerable population groups. It explores socioeconomic disparities, gender, sexual orientation and expressions, religion, physical and cognitive challenges, and age

Internship | 3:00

This course is the practical application of the skills and knowledge attained throughout the program

Tuition Costs

Total Degree Cost
(without transfer credits ):

Total Fees: $1,700

*We do have the ability to add another fee if you want to include a laptop with the tuition*

Accreditation

⦁ Institutionally Accredited by: The Council on Occupational Education (COE) https://council.org/

Licensed by: The Louisiana Board of Regents

Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Management

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Management are eligible to sit for two nationally recognized license exams.

National License Exam Options:

1. Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

a. The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam is the conclusive step to attaining CPC certification—renowned throughout the world of healthcare as the gold standard for physician-based medical coding. By passing the CPC exam and earning the right to append the CPC acronym to your name, you become a healthcare business professional recognized for reliable mastery of professional-fee medical coding.

b. Average Salary Range: $45,176 to $51,840 (Bureau of Labor & Statistics, 2020)

1. Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification (CEHRS)

a. The security, completeness and accuracy of patient data are critical. The Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification (CEHRS) is often combined with other NHA credentials to expand an employee’s skill set, making them a valuable asset to their employers.

 b. Average Salary Range: $45,176 to $51,840 (Bureau of Labor & Statistics, 2020)