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2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
    
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG ****]

Social Work: AS


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Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

Program Website
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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 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 encourages 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

Licensure Information
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.

General Education Requirements


Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.

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Program General Education Notes


REQUIRED:

Quantitative Literacy (QL): MATH 1030  or
                                               MATH 1040

Program Requirements


Time to Completion & Graduation Map


  • Social Work AS: Full-time  
  • 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.

Additional Program Notes


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

Program Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • 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. [1,4]
  • 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. [1,6]
  • 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. [1]
  • 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. [2,7]
  • 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. [4,5]
  • 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. [6,7]
  • 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, cultures and backgrounds. [6,7]

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