SLCC General Catalog

Social Work AS

Associate Of Science
62 credits minimum

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Program Description:

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 Department.

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 semester schedule, time to completion 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) 3 Creditsfrom the following

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

MATH 1030 Quantitative 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) 3 Credits from one of the following

Course

Title

Credits

Semester 

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
*POLS 1100 required for University of Utah Social Work Program

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN 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

Credits

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.

Required Courses: (25 Credits)

Course

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

SW 2720

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

Electives: (Select 3 credits from the following)

Course

Title

Credits Semesters Prerequisites

ETHS 2410

African Amer (SS, DV)

3

TBA

ETHS 2420

Asian American (SS, DV)

3

TBA

 

ETHS 2430

Mexican Amer (SS, DV)

3

TBA

 
ETHS 2440 Native American (SS, DV) 3 TBA  
SW 1900 Special Studies 1-2 A SW 1010
SW 2900 Special Topics 1-3 TBA  

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

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

ID

3

PSY 1010 (SS)

3

 

 

HLAC

1

Total

15

Total

15

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

BIOL SCI

3-4

SW 2940

5

SW 2750

2

SW ELEC

3

SW 2230

2

Student Choice

3

SW 2280

2

HU

3

AI

3

PHYS SCI

3

FA

3

 

 

Total

15-16

Total

17


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 Notes

Semesters in which courses are taught are listed below. 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

Program Faculty

Department Chair
Dale Smith

Associate Professors
Mequette Sorensen
Enrique Velasquez