The Social Work Program is designed to provide the educational background necessary to enable graduates to pursue further education earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, or the graduate may stop with an Associate’s degree assisting Licensed Social Workers. Students who graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Social Work may work as social work assistants, depending on state criteria and requirements. The curriculum at EGCC is similar to the first two years of institutions offering a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree curriculum in many colleges and/or universities. Social Workers typically work with children, adults, families, correction facilities, probation departments, mental health facilities and many other social service-type agencies. One is not a social worker with only an Associate’s Degree, but one may assist social workers who are involved in assessment, referral, initial screening, helping with case management, outreach, prevention services and community programs or development. Some states allow people with an Associate’s Degree to get registered in the state as social work assistants. Ohio allows for registered social work assistants.
Program Goals or Outcomes:
Understand the influence of culture, family, religion, social class and government on individuals and society.
Prepare students into an early introduction to generalist social work practice.
Understand the influence of society and government on social work policy.
Learn to respect the dignity of the person from all cultural backgrounds.
Understand the historical development of the social work profession up to current times.
To gain practical experience in a social service agency by completing 200 clock hours of internship work during the student’s last semester of coursework.