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.

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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.
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.

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.

In-Class or Online

Whether you want to attend classes online, or at our historic Milledgeville campus, or at any of our eleven satellite locations, we have a convenient option just for you.

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Why pay more for the same degree?

Thanks to our Transfer Agreements, GMC students can take their college credits with them to dozens of other colleges and universities. Why pay more for core curriculum when you take the same accredited courses at GMC for less, and then transfer to the four-year college of your choice? Here’s a cost comparison:

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Concentration Courses

SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology 5qh

This course is the study of human society, the nature of culture, and its organizations. Applications of communication, socialization, mobility, and population growth are analyzed. It is a comprehensive study of research methods, theories, and principle findings in the field of sociology.

SOC 205 Social Problems

An analysis of a diversified society in relation to social events that occur in contemporary society. Changes in social norms, social goals, and values are a primary concern. An understanding of social disorganization as it applies to family, economics, religion and other social institutions.

SWK 101 Careers in Social Work

This course focuses on the various roles and functions that social workers perform and highlights the dynamism and vitality of the social work profession. It offers practical information about social work jobs available in specific service areas; the course will cover the spectrum of social work roles and functions, the nature of the social work practice, and the best career opportunities for the future. Interdisciplinary relationships, technology, and the unique qualities of social work are all highlighted.

SWK 150 Self-AwarenessandProfessional Development

This course is designed to address self-awareness and effective learning that is necessary to become effective and professional social work practitioners. Further, it is to enhance students’ development of self and the use of self to empower others in social work practice. The students will examine their identity, interpersonal relationship skills, problem-solving skills, styles of communication and their personal and value system, as well as the NASW Code of Ethics.

Prerequisite: SWK 101 or it may be taken concurrently.

SWK 200 Introduction to Social Work

This is the third introductory course to the field of Social Welfare and the Social Work Profession. It provides a foundation for the Social Work Program and helps students decide if they are interested in pursuing further study. This course dives deeper into the social work profession, including the NASW Code of Ethics. This course explores a wide range of human problems, intervention strategies and professional practice choices from a generalist perspective. This course also focuses on the problem solving process for people at risk from a system’s perspective.

Pre-requisites: SWK 101 and SWK 150

Hiring Partners

GMC is fortunate to have partnerships with a wide range of businesses who hire our graduates. Here are a few of our partners:

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About This Program


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.

Degree Program Coordinator


Patricia Willis, pwillis@gmc.edu

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.

Cost for the Degree


Average Cost for this Degree:
$8,280

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