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ASU's College of Public Programs offers high-demand undergraduate and professional degrees leading to careers in public service and nonprofit leadership at convenient locations in the Tucson area. Students living in Pima County and the surrounding area may complete bachelor's or master's degrees in social work through ASU’s School of Social Work, Tucson Component. Undergraduate course offerings in Criminology and Criminal Justice and graduate courses in Nonprofit Leadership provide expanded high-quality ASU academic options for aspiring and rising law enforcement, nonprofit and public service professionals living in the Greater Tucson area.

The option to take these and other ASU courses in a non-degree status is available to students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Please read more about the non-degree status and follow the steps to completing a non-degree application for admission.

School of Social Work

 

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Social work is a profession devoted to helping people function as well as they can with their environments. B.S.W. graduates are entry-level generalist social work professionals who provide services to individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. Of particular importance is concern for and willingness to work with oppressed and underserved populations. The BSW level practitioner is seen as a generalist with certain areas of special expertise. Click here to learn more about the BSW program in Tucson.

 

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The Master of Social Work Program (MSW) prepares professional social work practitioners for advanced direct practice or planning, administration, and community practice, each with a special emphasis on populations of the Southwest.  In addition all students in the advanced direct practice concentration select one of the following speicalizations: children, youth, and family; health/behavioral health with adults, or public child welfare. Click here to learn more about the MSW program in Tucson.

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRJ)

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will offer two courses in Tucson during the spring 2014 term. One course, CRJ 461, focuses on domestic violence. The other, CRJ 462, examines the behavior and impact of gangs. Click here to learn more about ASU’s Criminology and Criminal Justice program.

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This course examines the major theoretical explanations of domestic violence, its impact on victims, the response by law enforcement and the courts, and the role societal structures play. Students will learn about domestic violence risk factors and characteristics for victim and abuser, effective interventions, and key components of Arizona domestic violence laws.  The criminal justice trends in law enforcement, prosecution and court areas that emphasize victim safety and abuser accountability will also be explored.

Days: Tuesdays Time: 2 - 4:50 p.m.

Location: Tortolita Building Room 219, Tucson Resource Center, 340 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, AZ 85745 MAP

Instructor: Anna Harper, L.M.S.W.

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CRJ 462 explores the dynamics of gang development, territories and crimes, including street, outlaw motorcycle, and prison gangs. The course will examine the links between gang crime and victimization, the economics of gangs and the rise of international gangs. Student will learn about different approaches to deal with gangs as well as the prosecution of gang members.

Days: Tuesdays Time: 5:40-8:30 p.m.

Location: Tortolita Building Room 218, Tucson Resource Center, 340 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, AZ 85745 MAP

Instructor: Richard Harper, M.Ed.

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School of Community Resources and Development \ ASU Lodestar Center

 
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The Nonprofit Leadership and Management program will empower you through coursework and co-curricular experiences to help you become a successful professional who positively impacts the community in which you work. Click here to learn more about the Master of Nonprofit Studies program.


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In this course, you will learn basic accounting principles and how to interpret and manage financial statements for a nonprofit organization.  You will also learn the difference between accrual and cash basis accounting, and the importance of internal controls to protect the assets of your organization.  Finally, you will learn to analyze and use tax form 990, along with your organization's annual report, as public relations tools.

Date/Time: January 24-25; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday

Location: Habitat for Humanity - Tucson, 3501 N Mountain Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Instructor: Wil Harri

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During this course, you will be introduced to current models of leadership and seven core leadership competencies. By using a self-analysis tool, you will identify your leadership strengths and core values. You will also learn methods for building internal and external relationships and applying those skills to a business setting. You will also develop a leadership action plan for achieving personal and organizational impact.

Date/Time: February 21-22: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday

Location: Habitat for Humanity - Tucson, 3501 N Mountain Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Instructor: Bill Carnegie

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Doing good works is no longer enough. In today’s environment of growing demand, competing priorities and shrinking resources, a leader needs to ensure that the organization is having the desired impact. Decisions about where and how to focus resources so that the desired impact is created must be grounded in evaluation of the organization’s strategies and programs. This course covers the design and implementation of an evaluation system that produces valid, credible and useful information that can be used to assess an organization’s impact.

Date/Time: May 16-17, 2014; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday

Location: Habitat for Humanity - Tucson, 3501 N Mountain Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Instructor:
Bill Carnegie

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This course provides a comprehensive overview of board governance, which includes the core roles and responsibilities of board members, as well as the board’s relationship to the CEO and staff. Participants will learn how to develop effective, motivated board members who are accountable for the organization’s assets, committed to develop a diversified resource base, and motivated to champion the organization among various stakeholders.

Date/Time: March 21-22; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday

Location: Habitat for Humanity - Tucson, 3501 N Mountain Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

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This course will provide principles and practices for marketing your nonprofit organization. You will also learn current strategies and techniques for successfully positioning your organization and developing a marketing plan that includes social media marketing strategies.

Date/Time:
April 11-12, 2014; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., both days


Location: Habitat for Humanity - Tucson, 3501 N Mountain Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Instructor:
Sandra Kenny

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