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Area of Study: Public and Social Services
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Public and Social Services
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Social Work

Social work is the science of hope

Social workers are trained professionals that help individuals and families meet their personal and social needs. This program offers a broad base of classroom instruction and field experiences to prepare you to make a positive impact in people’s lives. Courses cover multiple social perspectives with a focus on the most vulnerable populations.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Social and Community Service Managers
33.07 Hourly Wage 601 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
601 Social and Community Service Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.32 % over the next four years.
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Child, Family, and School Social Workers
19.77 Hourly Wage 1805 Currently Employed
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.
1805 Child, Family, and School Social Workers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.59 % over the next four years.
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Healthcare Social Workers
26.34 Hourly Wage 980 Currently Employed
Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.
980 Healthcare Social Workers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.18 % over the next four years.
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Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
26.16 Hourly Wage 13126 Currently Employed
Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
13126 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.56 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Arts

Social Work
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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