Social Work


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.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Locations offered:

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.

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.

1st Term
Books: $931.40
Fees: $394.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,660.40

2nd Term
Books: $771.20
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,390.20

3rd Term
Books: $651.90
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $2,092.90

4th Term
Books: $409.10
Fees: $294.00
Tuition: $1,068.00
Total: $1,771.10

5th Term
Books: $348.80
Fees: $324.00
Tuition: $1,068.00
Total: $1,740.80

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: General Core Courses


AREA I: Language Arts/Communications (3 hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition 3
Area II: Social/Behaviroal Sciences (9 hours) 9
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
One History Course
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (7 hours) 7
One Mathematics Course
One Natural Science Course and Lab
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
And two additional courses from Area I, II, III, or IV (6 hours)(as approved by program advisor) 6

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (33 hours)


SOCW 2080 Social Work Field Practicum I 6
SOCW 2070 Social Policies&Programs/Aging 3
SOCW 2060 Child & Adolescent Behaviors 3
SOCW 2030 Interviewing Techniques with I 3
SOCW 2020 Human Behavior and the Social 3
SOCW 2010 Introduction/Case Management 3
SOCW 2000 Introduction to Social Work 3
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
SOCW 2090 Social Work Field Practicum Ii 6

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