Social Work

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The social work profession aims to enhance human well-being and help meet basic and complex needs of all people, with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. A defining feature of social work is the profession's focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Social workers are found in every facet of community life, including schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, senior centers, elected office, private practices, prisons, military, corporations, and in numerous public and private agencies.

What Will I Learn?

Students will learn the history and development of social work as a profession, including social work values, ethics, and areas of practice utilized under a Generalist Intervention Model. Students will gain knowledge in the importance of cultural competence, the role of social work in advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations, the role of legislation and public policy in program and service development, and have observational field experiences. After completing the social work field of study or the associates degree, students are able to transfer to a four-year university. Universities are required to accept all courses in the social work field of study.

What Can I Do with This Course of Study?
Degrees and Certificates
Social Work (AA) Degree Plan