Social Work

Degree Offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 61 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

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The social work program focuses on four key areas: an introduction to the historical development of the knowledge and values of the social work profession; an introduction to social work practice skills and the generalist social work model; an introduction to cultural diversity and the opportunity to begin to develop cultural competency; and an introduction to a strengths-based perspective of a multiple systems approach to human development across the life span. Students also participate in a final semester seminar which requires each student to participate in the community for observation as well as an orientation to the entry-level social work position.

Graduates are prepared for transfer to a four-year social work program.

Social Work is a day program only.

Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of self-awareness and a personal sense of identity.
  2. Utilize a multidimensional systems based bio-psycho-social approach to human development and behavior across the life span.
  3. Apply the Generalists Intervention Model (GIM).
  4. Exhibit the skills in cultural diversity and cultural competency that are necessary for the effective practice of Social Work.


Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

BIOL 100Principles of Biology 4.00
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00
SOCW 150Introduction to Social Welfare 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 16 Credits

HIST 111US History I 3.00
HIST 112US History II 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
SOCI 210Contemporary Social Problems 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15 Credits

COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy 3.00
PHIL 110Introduction to Ethics 3.00
SOCW 155Human Behavior/Social Enviornment 3.00
SOCW 160Introduction to Social Work 3.00
 TAOC Category Six - 3 credits 

Fourth Semester - 14 Credits

CRIM 120Narcotics and Drug Abuse 3.00
SOCI 115Marriage and Family 3.00
PSYC 208Abnormal Psychology 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
POLS 101American National Government 3.00
SOCW 210Social Work Seminar I 1.00
SOCW 231Cultural Diversity in American Soc 3.00