Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 SLCC General Catalog

Social Work: AA


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Associate of Arts | 61 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
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Associate Dean - Dale Smith
Assistant Professor - Sean Zachary Bullock

Program Description
Social Work students learn to provide professional services for emotionally, economically or socially disadvantaged persons.

This introductory level program will acquaint students to the multi-faceted, multi-skilled Social Work profession. Students learn issues in the provision of services to emotionally, economically, mentally or socially disadvantaged persons. The program also requires internships where the student will learn to apply and further understand theoretical frameworks discussed in class.

Career Opportunities
Individuals with an Associate’s Degree in Social Work can be employed as an intake worker or in other support roles within the social work environment. The social work associate’s degree is primarily designed to prepare students for successful transfer to a bachelor of social work program at a college or university.

Transfer/Articulation Information
The SLCC Social Work program works closely with the other colleges and universities that offer social work degrees. Before taking elective courses, please consult with your SLCC academic advisor. It is also recommended that students contact the academic advisor at the institution where they plan to transfer.

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
Books: About $100 per class
Other: Students choosing to take the internship course will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the internship site.

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 4 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15-16 credits per semester. Less than 15-16 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Licensure Information
The Social Work AA 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

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to describe the biological, psychological and social dimensions affecting human behavior, mental disorders, addiction and other social problems.

1

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to demonstrate skills in effective problem-solving.

1

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of social policies and programs on the welfare of disenfranchised groups.

1

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to explain and apply concepts,
theories and frameworks relevant to social work practice.

1

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to incorporate a multidimensional frame work when examining the origins of human behavior.

2

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to articulate the development of social policy and the impact of social policy on various populations within society.

2

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to formulate and defend opinions regarding ethical practice, professional values and legal requirements.

2, 6

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to use and interpret data to examine social issues such as crime, poverty, drug use, domestic violence, prejudice, discrimination, etc.

3

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to evaluate data and interpret research findings to determine which evidenced-based approaches and/or interventions are most effective with specific issues and/or groups.

3

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to provide plausible explanations for social problems and identify effective approaches/interventions.

4

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of current social policies in meeting social welfare needs.

4

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to examine and explain the societal values, attitudes and/or the historical context leading to the development of social policies and programs.

4

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to differentiate between professional ethics, legal requirements and personal values in addressing ethical dilemmas in professional practice.

4

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to assess the impact of demographic variables on mental disorders, addiction and other social problems.

4

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to incorporate a multidimensional perspective when examining issues in the community, society and the world at large.

5, 6

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to describe the skills and abilities used to effectively provide services to individuals from a variety of different ethnicities and backgrounds.

5, 6

General Education Requirements


Core Skills


American Institutions (AI) 1 course


Institutional Requirements


Communication (CM) 1 course


International & Global (IG) 1 course


Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course


Distribution Areas


Select 1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as a Diversity (DV)

NOTE:  ETHS 2410 , ETHS 2420 , ETHS 2430 , or ETHS 2440  is recommended for the SS/DV requirement. See advisor for specific transfer requirements.

Language (LN) 1 course


Graduation Map


Advising Notes


SW 2750  and SW 2940  can be taken concurrently, however placement will not occur until SW 2750  is close to completion. See Social Work Academic Advisor or Social Work Faculty for more details.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. It is important that all students take PSY 1010  and SOC 1010  early in the program.

Additional Program Notes


Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment

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