Professional Certifications Programs
Columbia, SC 29204
Child Protective Services
An attractive career in the field of social work is that of Child Protective Services, helping children and families through the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The Social Work Program offers a certificate in Child Protective Services to those students interested in working with abused and neglected children and their families. The certificate is available to any student who completes the prescribed program of study described below.
SW 230 Intro to Social Work
SW 332 Child Maltreatment I
SW 339 Child Maltreatment II
Total = 9 hours
Aging is a growing field of practice, and social workers are having an impact on this group. With the aging of the “Baby Boomer” generation, people 65 and older will represent one in every five Americans by 2030. The social work program offers a certificate in interdisciplinary gerontology designed to improve programs and services to meet the needs of this growing, diverse and every changing population and their families. The certificate is available to any student who completes the prescribed program of study described below.
SW 336 Introduction to Social Gerontology
SW 431 Death and Dying: Cultural Issues
PHE 230 Health and Aging
CFD 452 Families in Later Life
Total= 12 hours
(All prescribed courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to receive either certificate)