SLCC General Catalog

Social Work AA

Associate Of Arts
64 credits minimum

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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 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:

See the History Department for updated career opportunities and information.

Transfer/Articulation Information:

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 or the Social Work Academic Advisor.

Weber State University
ANTH 1010, BIOL 1090, PSY 1010, SOC 1010, SW 1010, SW 2100.

University of Utah
BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1090 or BIOL 1610; POLS 1100, PSY 1010, SOC 1010, SW 1010, SW 2100, SW 2650.  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.  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 as well as a competitive GPA. See the Social Work Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion:  

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3 A WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

MATH 1030 Quant Reasoning 3 A RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
OR        
MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics 3 A RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740 Econ History of US 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
HIST 1700 American Civilization 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
POLS 1100 US Govt & Politics 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (Intensive Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters  Prerequisites
Biological Science (BS) 3-4    
Fine Arts (FA) 3-4  
Humanities (HU) 3    
Interdisciplinary (ID) 3    
Social Science (SS) 3    
Physical Science (PS) 3    
Note: PSY 1010 is recommended for the Social Science (SS) Distribution requirement.

Language (LN) 5 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

SPN 1020 Beginning Spanish II (LN) 5 A SPAN 1010 or instructor approval

Required Courses

Required Courses: (25 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

SOC 1010 Intro to Sociology (SS) 3 A  
SW 1010 Intro Social Wk 3 A  
SW 2100 Hu Beh Soc Env 3 A  
SW 2230 Intro Grp Ther 2 F, Sp SW2720
SW 2280 Drug/Alch Abus 2 F, Sp SW 1010 and 2100
SW 2650 Soc Welfare Po 3 A  
SW 2720 Mental Health 2 F, Sp SW 1010 and 2100
SW 2750 Ethics Soc Wk 2 F, Sp SW 2720
SW 2940 Social Work Internship 5 F, Sp SW 2750


Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENGL 1010

3

ENGL 2010

3

MATH 1030/1040

3

SOC 1010

3

SW 1010

3

SW 2720

2

SW 2100

3

SW 2650

3

PHYS SCI

3

PSY 1010 (SS)

3

ID

3

HALC

1

Total

18

Total

15

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

BIOL SCI

3-4

SW 2940

5

SW 2750

2

HU

3

SW 2230

2

STUDENT CHOICE

3

SW 2280

2

SPAN 1020

5

AI

3

 

 

FA

3

 

 

Total

15-16

Total

16


Advising Notes

SW 2940 (Internship) should be completed during the last semester of course work. See 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 Psychology 1010 and Sociology 1010 early in the program.

Additional Program Note

Semesters in which courses are taught are listed above. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
1 – Substantive Knowledge
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing about case-related issues specific to the social work field.
2 – Communicate Effectively
  • 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.
3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy
  • 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.
4 – Think Critically
  • 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.
5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
Department Contact Info

Education, Family & Human Studies and Social Work Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Eccles ECD Lab School
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-5035

Social Work website

Academic Advisor
TB 315
801-957-4294

Department Chair
Dale Smith

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Mequette Sorensen
Enrique Velasquez