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Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Social Service, A.S. (Cumberland)

​​​Description

Program Information
In today’s fast-paced, complex society,
there’s a vital need for compassionate,
professional social workers. This program
taps into your natural ability to interact with
others, and that capacity is refined into a
valuable skill with rewarding professional
opportunities. You’ll receive the practical
and theoretical education necessary for
success, professionally or at a four-year
college.
The U.S. Department of Labor indicates
that social worker jobs will be particularly
abundant during the next decade. This will
be especially true in New Jersey due to the
state’s older-than-average population and
its growing popularity as a retirement area.
Program Goals
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
·Demonstrate a knowledge and acceptance of social work values and ethics.
·Describe the social workers’ role within the social service field.
·Implement a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving intervention.
·Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources
related to the profession.​​​

Admissions
Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

When you Graduate

AS programs are primarily designed for
students who plan to transfer as juniors
at four-year colleges and universities.
CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s
degrees and beyond from every college
in New Jersey and scores of colleges and
universities throughout America. CCC has

transfer agreements with a number of four-
year colleges and universities.

Graduates work as aides at daycare
centers, mental health agencies, institutions
for physically and mentally handicapped
persons, prisons, hospitals and substance
abuse agencies. Those with a bachelor’s
degree and beyond may hold positions as
counselors, administrators or educators.
As a graduate of a fully accredited
community college, your coursework will
be received with full credit transfer at
most state colleges, public and private
universities across the country. The NJ
Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State
legislature assures seamless transfer of
credits toward junior standing at NJ state
colleges and universities.
This program allows students to tap
into their natural ability to interact with
others, and that capacity is refined into a
valuable skill with rewarding professional
opportunities. Students receive the
practical and theoretical education
necessary for success, professionally or at a
four-year college.
Career Opportunities
​Entry level employment in social service positions.​

Disclaimer: 
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.

 


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