Social Work

Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree
Cost
$11,202*

Enhance human well-being. Empower communities.

Prepare to transform lives and reshape communities. Uncover complex challenges and everyday inequities people face. Advocate for the oppressed and forge your path to a meaningful and fulfilling career. With an AA in social work, you find inspiration and build a foundation of expertise that transfers to a four-year degree program.

What can you do with a degree in Social Work?

Continue to a four-year college or university and earn a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). Become a caseworker in mental health facilities, schools, hospitals or rape crisis centers. Go on to earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) and become a case manager.

With additional education, you can begin a career in any of the following roles:

  • patient advocate
  • counselor assistant
  • intake coordinator
  • case manager

An affordable, seamless transition to a Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW)

We prepare you for the rigors of a baccalaureate program. Your faculty are experienced social workers in public health, clinical work, addiction counseling, foster care, hospital social work and private practice. Learn an open-minded, unbiased approach to care.

Classwork includes papers, case studies, ethical dilemmas and vignettes, local agency visits and brief fieldwork placements. Expect to learn:

  • application of the Strengths Perspective
  • biopsychosocial (biological, psychological, social) assessment
  • client interviewing skills
  • introductory counseling skills
  • social work ethics

Highlights

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.


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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ENG 121 3
    MTH 142 3
    PSY 121 3
    PHI 125 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 142
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PSY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHI 125
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ENG 122 3
    GEG 121 3
    SWK 121 3
    HUS 140 3
    SOC 121 3
    • Course Code ENG 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code GEG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SWK 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 140
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SOC 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CMM 121 3
    BIO 141 4
    SWK 228 3
    ART 121 3
    HUS 128 3
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 141
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SWK 228
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ART 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 128
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ANT 221 3
    PSC 121 3
    HUM 127 3
    HUS 123 3
    SOC 225 3
    • Course Code ANT 221
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PSC 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 123
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SOC 225
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

60

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.


Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.



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