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Social Work

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Longview
Contacts: LV-Gerald Palmer, 816.604.2113

Description

Social work is a profession that strives to enhance the social functioning of all people and promotes the development of environmental conditions that will help people achieve their maximum potential. This profession is dedicated to enhancing the social functioning of all people. Social work promotes the development of environmental conditions that will help people achieve their maximum potential.

Choose the two-year Associate in Arts with recommended Social Work electives if you want to transfer to another college for a four-year degree. In addition to the recommended electives, you'll cover the required general education coursework and electives for a total of 60 credit hours. Please speak with the program coordinator regarding the best course sequence.

Recommended electives are suggested courses designed to help students successfully transfer to a major area of study. These courses are not guaranteed to transfer. Students should consult with both MCC advisors and receiving institutions.

Social Work Recommended Electives

  • SOWK 100 Introduction to Social Work
  • SOWK 201 Social Work Field Experience
  • SOWK 203 Social Work Seminar
  • SOWK 220 Social Welfare: Past and Present
  • SOWK 275 Dynamics of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • HUMS 275 Alcohol and Drug Addiction

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a very strong labor market in social work, with a 2.4% increase in jobs per year plus a 10% turnover per year. The Missouri Department of Economic Development projects a 31% increase in social work jobs in the medical and psychiatric fields, a 42% increase in the Missouri elderly population by 2020 with a corresponding increase in jobs, and increased need for social workers to work in child sexual abuse and substance abuse treatment.