Social Work – A. A. Degree 60 – 61 credit hours

Major Description

Social work is a profession devoted to helping people function the best they can in their environment. Social workers act as advocates for children and families in need, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, pregnant teenagers, and many other diverse populations. Social workers provide advice, advocacy, and support to those who have personal and social problems and work in the community to promote social justice. The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Social Work is an excellent transfer program since the core curriculum parallels the first two years of most four-year social science degrees.

After completion of this degree, the student will be prepared to work in a variety of public and private social service settings including programs in schools and hospitals, juvenile detention and residential facilities, crisis centers, information and referral programs, hospices, employee assistance programs, nursing homes, home health agencies and adult day care centers.

Work Environment

Social workers work in virtually any organization that strives to meet human needs such as hospitals, substance abuse treatment facilities, prisons, schools and social welfare agencies.

Potential Job Titles

  • Juvenile Detention Social Worker
  • Nursing Home Social Worker