2023-2024 Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Professional Studies AS - Social Work Option


The Social Work option is designed to train students for entry level positions in a variety of human and social service fields such as gerontology, domestic violence, residential care, developmental disability, child care, substance abuse, and juvenile justice. Through theoretical and experiential based learning, it provides students with competencies for assessment, advocacy, and intervention with individuals, small groups, and community organizations. Such skills are fundamental to the human services field.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Define the roles of the human services and social work professional.
  2. Understand the nature of human systems: individual, groups, organization, community and society, and how these systems interact in producing human problems.
  3. Explain the conditions which promote or limit optimal functioning and types of deviations from desired functioning in the major human systems (i.e., racism, sexism, and classism).
  4. Plan, implement, and evaluate interventions which promote growth and goal attainment.
  5. Apply basic level counseling and advocacy skills, and understand the functions of service agencies to typical problems encountered by a cross-section of populations at risk.


Recommended Semester Sequence

Subtotal: 15 Credits

Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Tech -

Subtotal: 16 Credits

Third Semester

Subtotal: 15 Credits

Subtotal: 14 Credits

General Education Requirements

Subtotal: 9 Credits

Humanities Electives

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Social Science


Subtotal: 12 Credits

Subtotal: 24 Credits

Free Electives *

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Subtotal: 30

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s) .

**Recommended: IST-123 Success 101  or another Social Science elective.