The department trains female social workers to serve rural communities and low-income families by involving beneficiaries and institutionalizing their initiatives. The department offers the professional brevet BP and technical baccalaureate BT diplomas. This specialty is one of its kind in Lebanon and was accredited by the Vocational and Technical Education Directorate-General. The program trains social workers to work with groups and individuals of all ages towards promoting their participation in social life and improving their living and working conditions. The high rate of enrollment in the program reveals the thirst of the community for such services. From a mere 9 candidates joining the program in 2004, the number soared to 76 in 2007, and to 90 students in 2010.