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Youth Services Specialty


**Program Inactivated**

This degree has been inactivated.
Students are no longer being accepted into this degree program.

Learn principles and skills in social work with an emphasis on crisis intervention and community services for children. 

Program/Major Codes: AASYOUTHSERV/SSY

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Entry-level employment in youth services agencies.

Academic Options: Students intending to transfer to a four-year university should pursue the Social Services AA degree.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement:  complete a course from the Humanities/Fine Arts or Leadership/Ethics category 3
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement 1-3
Subtotal 16-18

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
AJS 212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
ECE 117 Child Growth and Development 3
SSE 110 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SSE 111 Group Work 3
SSE 146 Child Abuse Intervention and Protection 3
SSE 160 Introduction to Youth Services 3
SSE 210 Community Organization and Development 3
SSE 211 Group Technique Applications 3
SSE 242 Crisis Intervention, Theory and Techniques 3
SSE 285 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3
SSE 290 Youth Services Field Experience 4
Subtotal 34

Required Support Courses

ELEC Electives*** 10-12
Total 60-64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core or support courses:  Humanities and Social Science Requirement - SSE 110 fulfills 3 credits in the Social Science category. 

** In general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (Cultural diversity) or "G" (Global awareness).

*** Please see an advisor to select appropriate coursework.