Central Piedmont to offer degree program in social work

Central Piedmont Community College will offer an associate degree program in Human Services Technology with a social work concentration starting in August, with the opening of the fall 2023 semester.

The two-year Human Services Technology/Social Services concentration program will prepare students for direct-service delivery work in social service agencies. The program curriculum will enable students to link theory and practice through interactive classroom activities while developing a skill-based academic foundation.

Coursework will include the history of the social service movement, ethical issues, case management, diversity issues, law in social work practice, interviewing and counseling, and community resources. The college also is working to establish transfer agreements with local universities so students will have a path to continue their studies beyond their associate degree.

Program graduates will be prepared for positions such as case manager, social worker, community outreach worker, and others. Starting salaries will range from $30,000 to $45,000.

Persons interested in enrolling in the Human Services Technology/Social Services program should contact Dr. Sherina DuBose-Tillman at 704-330-6748, or by email. Please put “social work” in the subject of the email.