Social Work A.A. (SOWA)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This program is designed for students preparing to enter a baccalaureate program in social work at four-year colleges or universities. Social workers perform work in
three major areas: child, family and schools; medical and public health; and mental health and substance abuse. This program offers coursework that addresses the values, knowledge, and skills to help people obtain services; counsel individuals, families and groups; help communities or groups improve social and health services; and pursue social justice by participating in legislative processes. The program emphasizes the development of communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

• demonstrate academic and personal preparation for transfer to a four-year college/university offering the B.S.W. degree.
• demonstrate the ability to use effectively communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in liberal arts disciplines.
• demonstrate the knowledge and value of culturalcompetencies which promotes the strengths and wellbeing of a diverse society.
• demonstrate an understanding of social work as a profession by exploring the historical influences and social values impacting current social issues and social

Students should consult the catalog of the four-year college or university to which he or she plans to transfer to ensure that degree requirements are being properly met. Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer and University Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.