Social Work is a profession that focuses on helping children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of needs, such as mental health, substance abuse, physical disabilities, and more. The Associate of Arts degree in Social Work is for students who want to transfer after earning their associate’s degree and continue their education toward earning a bachelor’s/master’s degree in social work. In this program, students build a strong foundation in science, communication, psychology, statistics, and humanities. They also develop strong technical skills to assist individuals and groups and become familiar with social problems, client assessments, case management, and treatment modalities. Continued study in social work at a bachelor’s or graduate level prepares students for rewarding careers in a variety of settings.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, graduates will:
- Apply the helping process at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels with Human Services.
- Demonstrate professional attitudes, behaviors, and ethics.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills.