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Community Social Service - Diploma

43 Credits
DIP 2261/DIP 3361
Degree Description

**This program is no longer accepting new applicants**

Through the diploma program learners will, in addition to completing the certificate coursework, gain knowledge and skills in human behavior, communication, and medication areas. The diploma will provide the learner with the ability to obtain Designated Coordinator status in addition to having three years of work experience.  Learners completing the diploma must have certification in CPR and First aid at the time of graduation.  These certifications may be completed through SCC or an employer.   Upon completing the coursework from the certificate and diploma the learner will also have the option to complete the A.A.S. degree, which includes 15 credits of transferable Liberal Arts & Sciences coursework. Graduates also have the ability to transfer to Minnesota State University, Mankato as we have an agreement with the Social Work Department.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (12 Courses)

Please complete the following courses:
CSS 1801 Direct Service Professionalism (3 Credits)
CSS 1802 Physical Developmental Supports I (3 Credits)
CSS 1804 Person Centered Planning (3 Credits)
CSS 1811 Facilitating Positive Behaviors (4 Credits)
CSS 1902 Physical Developmental Supports II (3 Credits)
CSS 1910 Community Social Service Internship (4 Credits)
CSS 1911 Community Social Service Internship Seminar (1 Credit)
CSS 1913 Supportive Interventions (4 Credits)
HC 1000 Medical Terminology (3 Credits)
HC 1934 Trained Medication Aide (2 Credits)
HCTC1886 Nursing Assistant (4 Credits)
OTEC1001 Computer Software for College (2 Credits)

Other Required Technical Courses

Students are responsible for these courses outside of the credit totals for the program.
HLTH1950 CPR (1 Credit)
HLTH1952 First Aid (1 Credit)

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences: (1 Course)

You must complete the following course.
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)

Elective Credits (1 Course)

Liberal Arts and Sciences Choose one Liberal Arts and Sciences course from the following list as recommended by advisor.
BIOL100 Introduction to Biology (4 Credits)
MATH154 Elementary Statistics (4 Credits)
ETHN101 American Racial Minorities (3 Credits)
PSYC110 Lifespan Psychology (3 Credits)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (4 Credits)
ASL 101 American Sign Language 1 (3 Credits)
ECON110 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
ECON120 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
PHIL100 Ethics in Society (3 Credits)
POL 110 American Government (3 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.