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Social Work Transfer Concentration / A.S. Degree

Social Work - Graduation

OVERVIEW

Students acquire the skills, values, ethics and internship experiences necessary to transfer successfully into a Bachelor of Social Work program. BCC Human Services graduates regularly gain admission to excellent Bachelor of Social Work programs and perform outstanding work in these programs. Students who attend college full time are usually able to earn a BCC associate degree in two years and a Bachelor of Social Work degree in two additional years. A Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree, providing access to the Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) level of social work practice, can be attained in one to one-and-one-half years after earning the Bachelor of Social Work degree.
Students who plan to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work program should consult with the Human Services program advisor.

Course Catalog

JOB GROWTH AND WAGES

Employment of social workers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than for all occupations.  The 2017 mean average income for social workers was $47,980. 

 

POTENTIAL JOB TITLES

  • Case Worker (entry-level)
  • Program Assistant
  • Family Support Worker
  • Therapeutic Mentor
  • Employment Counselor
  • Residential Caseworker

TRANSFER SCHOOLS

  • Elms College
  • Westfield State University
  • Western New England University
  • Siena College
  • SUNY, Albany
  • College of St. Rose
    and many more

LOCAL EMPLOYERS

  • Brien Center
  • Service Net
  • Christian Center
  • Berkshire County ARC
  • United Way
  • Berkshire Children and Families
  • Elizabeth Freeman Center
  • Elder Services
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • The Key Program

 

  • Full Time Schedule
    SEMESTER 1
    Intro to Community Resources
    Intro to Psychology
    Intro to Sociology
    English Composition I
    Intro to Student Success & Wellness

    SEMESTER 2
    Human Service Methods
    Field Work Practicum I & Seminar I
    Human Growth and Development
    English Composition II
    Intro to Interpersonal Communication
    SEMESTER 3
    Field Work Practicum II & Seminar II
    Interviewing and Counseling
    Mathematics 101
    General Elective
    General Elective
    SEMESTER 4
    Group Work
    Biology with Lab
    Racial and Ethnic Minorities
    Specialized Elective
    General Elective
  • Part Time Schedule
    SEMESTER 1
    Intro to Community Resources
    Intro to Student Success & Wellness
    SEMESTER 2
    Intro to Psychology
    English Composition I

    SEMESTER 3
    Human Service Methods
    Intro to Sociology
    SEMESTER 4
    Field Work Practicum I & Seminar I
    Human Growth and Development
    SEMESTER 5
    Communication
    English Composition II
    SEMESTER 6
    Field Work Practicum II & Seminar II
    Interviewing & Counseling
    SEMESTER 7
    General Elective
    Mathematics 101
    SEMESTER 8
    Biology (with Lab)
    General Elective
    SEMESTER 9
    Group Work
    Specialized Elective
      SEMESTER 10
    Racial & Ethnic Minorities
    General Elective
     
The knowledgeable and invested instructors plus the extremely close working relationships with local human service providers and closeness of the students are real strengths of the program.
Social Work