Social Work


The Social Work curriculum is designed to prepare students for transfer into a baccalaureate program and to introduce students to a career that spans the public and private sector. Social work provides an opportunity to work with every aspect of society in problem-solving, public policy and human services.

Students in the program will receive a foundation of knowledge that can lead to some of the following careers:

  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Child welfare
  • Adult & juvenile probation
  • adoption & foster care
  • Social and criminal justice
  • Substance abuse
  • Hospice
  • Geriatric services

Responsibilities of social care workers may include: providing advise and/or counseling to family care givers and patients; providing social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families; and assessing and treating individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems.

Career and Employment Outlook

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.

Additional Info


Note: Most SWU courses satify one of the General Education Requirements [SB] or [G] towards fulfillment of AGEC or Associates Degree.  See an academic advisor for specific program requirements.

Transfer Options

The Social Work curriculum is designed to meet general studies requirements for degrees at MCCCD as well as the state universities. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should contact the Transfer Center for specific information on transfer requirements. Transfer