Public Services and Social Science

PSSS

Welcome to the Division of Public Services and Social Science (PS&SS) where you can find a roadmap to any career. With programs in the fields of Education, Early Childhood Education, Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology), Human Services, Insurance and Administration of Justice, students may explore a diversity of options to support any career in a variety of fields.

Courses infused with theory, practical applications, resources and academic rigor, provide students with first-hand knowledge to conquer real-world challenges. In addition, the diversity of programs and courses in PS&SS allow students to sample and consider many ongoing and significant social issues, such as:

  • Teaching in a culturally diverse classroom
  • Fostering early learning in children birth to age five
  • Navigating intelligently in a global market
  • Appreciating social justice and human service issues
  • Coping with problematic or abnormal behavior
  • Examining issues and problems within the U.S. Criminal Justice system

Delaware County Community College students enrolled in PS&SS programs benefit from collaborations, articulations, and dual enrollment with fellow colleges and Universities. If you are a student seeking to solidify your education to foster your own success, enroll in Public Services and Social Science programs and courses. 

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National Accreditation for Early Childhood Education Program

The College's Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation awards accreditation to associate degree programs that demonstrate evidence of meeting the Professional Preparation Standards. Accreditation provides a framework for self-study, external evaluation, and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation programs. NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children.

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Program Specifics

Programs Major Code Type Bottom Notes
Administration of Justice, Associate in Arts AADJ Transfer Degrees
Behavioral Science - Anthropology, A.S. BANT Transfer Degrees
Child Development Associate, Certificate ECA Certificates
Early Childhood Director, Certificate ECD Certificates
Early Childhood Education, Associate in Arts ECED Transfer Degrees

Students wishing to transfer to a 4-year institution to earn PreK-4th grade teacher certification should choose the general education electives based on the requirements of the transfer institution.

Students who plan to work in a birth to 5 years early care and education environment should take ECE 100, 110 and 120. Students who plan to teach in grades K-4 should take EDU 110, EDU 215, and EDU 207.

English literature elective includes: ENG 214, 215, 216, 220, 221, 222, 231, 240, 241, 243, 245, 250.

Education, A.A. EDUC Transfer Degrees
History, Associate in Arts HIS Transfer Degrees
Paralegal Studies, A.A.S. PLG Career Degrees
  • For Paralegal programs, a maximum of 12 PLG (legal specialty) credits may be transferred in from an ABA accredited college or university.
  • 10 graded legal specialty graded credits must be completed at Delaware County Community College
  • No more than 9 legal specialty credits may be awarded for Credit for Prior Learning assessment by portfolio or exam.  (Contact Assessment Services, 610-359-5322 to schedule an initial phone appointment)
Paralegal Studies, Certificate CPLG Certificates
  • For Paralegal programs, a maximum of 12 PLG (legal specialty) credits may be transferred in from an ABA accredited college or university.
  • 10 graded legal specialty graded credits must be completed at Delaware County Community College
  • No more than 9 legal specialty credits may be awarded for Credit for Prior Learning assessment by portfolio or exam.  (Contact Assessment Services, 610-359-5322 to schedule an initial phone appointment)
Psychology, Associate in Science PSY Transfer Degrees
Social Work, Associate in Arts SWO Transfer Degrees

 

Sociology, Associate in Science. SOC Transfer Degrees