MCC announces new Social Work and Human Services Degree

Jun 15, 2021

Students can now earn an associate degree in Social Work and Human Services. The Associate in Arts for Transfer prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution in Social Work, Human Services, and related majors. 

This degree is the study of applied social work that includes sociology and psychology. The degree includes legal and ethical issues, theories of practice and human behavior, history of social welfare, and current standards of practice in the field. Students will acquire critical thinking skills, case planning, crisis intervention, theory-based assessment, working knowledge of community resources, and experience in a human service agency.

Students can take the following courses in fall 2021: 

HS-20 Introduction to Social Welfare

This course is an introduction to the social, economic, political, historical and philosophical components of the development of social welfare and social work in Western society. A special emphasis is placed on concepts such as the history, knowledge base, value systems, and specific fields of social work practice.

HS-24 Fundamentals of Interviewing and Counseling

This course is an introduction to principles and theories of interviewing and counseling for professionals going into the field of counseling, psychology and social work. This course focuses on specific micro and macro skills within a human service setting. Analysis of the dynamics between counselor and clients will be examined. The Code of Ethics and principle of the human service profession will be addressed.

The first step is to fill out an application. 

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