Associate of Science | 62 credits minimum
Education, Family & Human Studies, Social Work, and Learning Enhancement Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus AAB 165
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5035
Academic and Career Advising
Associate Dean - Dale Smith
Associate Professor − Mequette M. Sorensen
Assitant Professor - Sean Zachary Bullock
This introductory level program will acquaint students to the multi-faceted, multi-skilled Social Work profession. Students will learn theories of intervention that are used in the provision of services to emotionally, economically, mentally, physically or socially disadvantaged persons. The program also requires an internship where the student will learn to apply and further understand the theoretical frameworks discussed in class.
Due to the numerous possibilities, it is suggested that students consult the Social Work Academic Advisor for information on how the higher education institutions accept credits for a given class. For specific information, contact the institution in which the transfer of credit is desired AND the Social Work Academic Advisor. Each transfer school has their own set of specific pre-requisites. It is the student’s responsibilities to ensure they are meeting the pre-requisites for their desired transfer institution.
WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
ANTH 1010 , BIOL 1090 , PSY 1010 , SOC 1010 , SW 1010 , SW 2100 .
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
POLS 1100 , PSY 1010 , SOC 1010 , SW 1010 , SW 2100 . Community service is highly valued by the admissions committee at this institution.
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
ANTH 1010 , BIOL 1010 , FHS 1500 , MATH 1040 , PSY 1010 , SOC 1010 , SW 1010 , SW 2100 . SW 1010 must be completed with a C+ or better; all other classes with a C or better.
UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
ENGL 1010 & ENGL 2010 with a C+ or better. MATH 1040 , PSY 1010 , SW 1010 with a B- or better. Community service is highly valued by the admissions committee at this institution.
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application, volunteer and/or paid experience in the community as well as a competitive GPA. See the Social Work Academic Advisor or full-time faculty member at SLCC or the advisor at the intended receiving institution for specifics regarding application processes to Bachelors level education.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.
The Social Work AS program alone does not lead to professional licensure. This program prepares students for application and transfer to other programs of study that could eventually lead to professional licensure. Professional licensure requirements vary from state-to-state. Here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state or intended profession, please contact your academic advisor or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
Acquire substantive knowledge of fundamental concepts in specific fields of social work such as Human Behavior, Social Welfare Policy, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Group Therapy and Ethics.
Be prepared for further study in social work or a related discipline at a four-year college or university.
|Effectively communicate orally and in writing about case-related issues specific to the social work field.
|Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze and understand human behavior in individuals, groups, families, organizations , communities, globally and /or other topics in social work.
|Demonstrate orally and in writing understanding of key aspects of critical thinking such as reasoning, problem-solving, strengths identification and case-related issues specific to the social work field.
|Develop and demonstrate in class, writing assignments and an internship the knowledge, ethical practice and skills to be civically engaged and to participate within society.