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Associate of Science Degree

Program Description: The purpose of the Social Work Program is to prepare students to obtain entry-level employment in public and private social services agencies. The social work is equipped with skills, values, and sensitivity to effectively serve human needs in a variety of community settings. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge required for job acquisition, employment retention, and career advancement. Program graduates receive a Social Work Associate of Science degree.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•   Students will develop a client case file from intake to termination.
•   Students will interview clients using ethical interviewing techniques and attending behaviors.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Cairo, Thomasville, Tifton

Length of Program: Five (5) semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Fall Semester for Occupational Courses offered during the Day. Spring Semester for Occupational Courses offered during the Evening.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check and Drug Toxicology.

Note: Individuals who have been charged with a federal offense and/or certain types of misdemeanor offenses may be denied access to field practicum sites. Field Practicum is a program requirement; therefore, if a student is unable to meet this requirement, he or she will not complete the Social Work program.

Program Final Exit Point: Social Work, Associate of Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 67 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.



Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 31
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 6
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
    ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition  
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 9
    Required Course(s):
    POLS 1101 American Government  
    PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology  
     One History Course
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 7
    Required Course(s):
     One Mathematics Course
     One Natural Science Course and Lab
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
  And two additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (36Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 6
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
    COLL 1500 Student Success  
3. Occupational Courses (33 hours)
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  SOCW 2000 Introduction to Social Work 3
  SOCW 2010 Introduction to Case Management 3
  SOCW 2020 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
  SOCW 2030 Interviewing Techniques with Individuals 3
  SOCW 2060 Child & Adolescent Behaviors & Interventions 3
  SOCW 2070 Social Policies and Programs for the Aging 3
  SOCW 2080 Social Work Field Practicum I 6
  SOCW 2090 Social Work Field Practicum II 6