Social Work Transfer (A.S.)

Social Work Graduation

Social Work Transfer Overview

Students acquire the skills, values, ethics and internship experiences necessary to transfer successfully into a Bachelor of Social Work program. Berkshire Community College (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.

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  • 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.

  • Job Titles
    • Case Worker (entry-level)
    • Program Assistant
    • Family Support Worker
    • Therapeutic Mentor
    • Employment Counselor
    • Residential Caseworker
  • 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
  • Transfer Schools
    • Elms College
    • Westfield State University
    • Western New England University
    • Siena College
    • SUNY, Albany
    • College of St. Rose
    • and many more

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.

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