Degree Code: K06
Program Coordinator: Joyce Martin- 860-215-9451
This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level case management positions in social service agencies. Students already employed in social service organizations performing case management will acquire specific skills that will improve their career advancement opportunities. Students will learn how to apply the standard functions performed in case management (outreach, referral, intake, assessment, goal-setting, intervention planning, resource identification, interagency coordination, supportive counseling and therapy referral, advocacy, linking clients to formal agencies and informal social support systems, monitoring, reassessment and outcome evaluation discharge). This program curriculum will help students to conduct inperson assessments in order to develop individual treatment plans for effective interventions with vulnerable populations. Students will focus on the comprehensive identification and indexing of community resources. They will be able to apply the case management model in various areas of direct practice, e.g., child welfare, gerontology, substance abuse, mental health, housing and income maintenance. Students may completed this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.
Case Management Certificate Curriculum Requirements
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.
* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.
Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits. 25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework. Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit. Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.
Case Management, Certificate Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of theories underlying social service practice.
- demonstrate understanding of the case management method with vulnerable population groups.
- demonstrate developmental, problem-solving, and coping capabilities of client-centered practice methods.
- demonstrate ability to assess, plan for intervention, monitor, and evaluate outcomes in the case management method.