Freshmen are entitled to choose two elective courses in accordance with their vocational preferences, care worker course or social worker course. These flexible courses allow students to develop a broad understanding of the field of social welfare.
The care worker course prepares students to become candidates for certified care worker (CW) and certified social worker (SW), while the social worker course prepares students to become candidates for SW and certified psychiatric social worker (PSW).
Freshman and sophomore years include introductory liberal arts courses such as law, economics, philosophy, human rights, gender and art. Students are expected to discover social welfare as a part of a comprehensive human life studies.
Work-study style site training starts from the second semester of freshman year. Advanced site training consists of a progressive (phased) program throughout the student’s undergraduate career.
Junior and senior years focus on more specific themes such as public assistance, health services, counseling, disability studies and care management. Classes become more practical and intensive including smaller group presentations and discussions.
Certified Care Worker (CW)
Care workers are care professionals within nursing homes, adult day service centers or other allied health facilities. The duties of care workers typically include feeing, toileting and bathing help for daily basis. For the purpose of quality care, it also includes counseling and advising to non-residential clients and families.
Certified Social Worker (SW)
Social workers seek to improve the quality of life and well-being of individuals. They also take leadership of facilitating relationship between clients, family and co-medical professionals including doctors, nurses, care workers and volunteers.
Certified Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW)
Psychiatric social workers are professional social workers who look after the welfare and rehabilitation of persons with mental illness or handicap.
Other available qualifications
High school teacher (Social work / Civil),
Attendant Care Worker,
Welfare Recreational Worker
Sports instructor for handicapped
After graduation (results from 2011)
75 percent of graduates were hired in social welfare-related institutions or public bureaus. 15 percent of graduates work at hospitals / clinics as medical social workers. Our graduates are working in responsible positions in professional networks that support current undergraduates.