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Associate Degree

Social Work

An affordable path to prepare for entry-level employment in public and private social service agencies. This associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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The Social Work associate degree is designed to give students the necessary skills to obtain entry-level employment in public and private social service agencies as well as give them a good understanding of what is involved in the career of a social worker.  Students graduating from this program will have a realistic perspective of what social workers do, so they can determine early-on in their educational career if this occupation is a right fit for them. Graduating students could gain employment as mental health technicians and eligibility determination specialists with an associate degree in social work.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree

Social Work Concentration Degree Requirements

Career Paths

Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers
Health education specialists develop programs to teach people about conditions affecting well-being. Community health workers promote wellness by helping people adopt healthy behaviors.
Marriage and Family Therapists
Marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome problems with family and other relationships.
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole.
Rehabilitation Counselors
Rehabilitation counselors help people with physical, mental, developmental, or emotional disabilities live independently.
School and Career Counselors and Advisors
School counselors help students develop academic and social skills. Career counselors and advisors help people choose a path to employment.
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors provide treatment and advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, or other mental or behavioral problems.

What You Will Learn

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Students will know the historical development of social services in this country and be able to recognize indicators for treatment and know services available as well as understanding the necessity for inter-agency relationships.

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Students will understand what social work is and its role in society today as well as have a good understanding of the National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics, and the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) role in maintaining high standards in education.

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Students will gain sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and value in working with diverse populations.

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Students will have a good understanding of what social workers do as a generalist practitioner, being aware of the broad range of social work settings, levels of practice, and fields of practice.

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About

The Social Work associate degree is designed to give students the necessary skills to obtain entry-level employment in public and private social service agencies as well as give them a good understanding of what is involved in the career of a social worker.  Students graduating from this program will have a realistic perspective of what social workers do, so they can determine early-on in their educational career if this occupation is a right fit for them. Graduating students could gain employment as mental health technicians and eligibility determination specialists with an associate degree in social work.

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Program Benefits

Because more job opportunities are available to those who have advanced degrees, students are highly encouraged to pursue their education in this field with a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in social work.

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Program Cost

Average Cost for Degree:

$13,230 – $14,406

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Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair

Degree Program Coordinator:
Pat Willispwillis@gmc.edu

Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair:
Lynda Lamarrellamarre@gmc.edu

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Choose an upcoming start date:

Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Register by: Mar 21, 2022
Register by: May 22, 2022

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