Benedict College Social Work

(803) 705-4623

Fax: (803) 705-7079

1600 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29204, USA

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Certificate Programs

Child Protective Services and Gerontology

Professional Certifications (Social Work)

 

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.

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR CERTIFICATE IN CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

SW 230 Intro to Social Work

SW 332 Child Maltreatment I

SW 339 Child Maltreatment II

Total = 9 hours

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY GERONTOLOGY

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.

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR CERTIFICATE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY GERONTOLOGY

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)