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Community Service Support SWT.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 32 Credit Hours

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

What is the program about?

Students gain a better understanding of various sociological topics and how social problems can impact their communities. This certificate provides the knowledge and skills to provide assistance to Social Work and Social Service Professionals in the field and may perform duties such as providing information or referring individuals to public or private agencies for assistance, interviewing individuals or family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or substance abuse history; and advising clients regarding food stamps, child care, and transportation. Job duties may include transportation, visitation supervision, documentation, detention monitoring, school enrollments etc. 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

  • 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.
  • Achieve group goals in a variety of social contexts.

Career Opportunities

A graduate of the Community 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 a degree in the Community and Public Service AAS or an AA in Social Work with additional coursework.


Completion of this certificate provides the framework for the Social Work Pathway and culminates in completion of the proposed Community and Public Service AAS.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 (Introduction to Software Applications) OR BIS 1400 (Customer Service) 3
CJS 1106 Transition Skills 3
CJS 2200 Human Relations, Mediation & Conflict Resolution 3
MHT 1130 Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling CDCA Preliminary 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1145 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
SOC 2205 Social Problems 3
SOC 2226 Criminology 3
SWK 1206 Introduction to Social Work 3
MHT 2138 Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions 2
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.