Fundamentals for Success as a Social Service Worker

Course Code SSWR-104
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description:

This course prepares students for academic and professional success as a Social Service Worker. In the first part of the course, students will explore the resources available in the college to support their success as a student in a post-secondary environment. Students will define their personal learning styles and develop a student success plan. This course will also teach research and digital literacy skills, required for student and professional success. Students will also gain knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program through reading and discussing the Social Service Worker Student Handbook and Field Placement Manual. In the second half of the course, students will learn about the professional competencies required for Field Placement and to work as a Social Service Worker.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Compose a personal student success plan, based on learning styles, understanding of College resources and learning strategies.
  2. Develop a plan to strengthen professional competencies and Field Placement readiness
  3. Describe Centennial College resources that are available to support student academic success.
  4. Identify relevant policies, procedures and practices from the Social Service Worker Student Handbook and Field Placement Manual.
  5. Develop writing, research and digital literacy skills.

 

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