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An associate degree, which is a two-year academic program, can be a student’s first venture into higher education. With an associate degree, students may enter the professional workforce or continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree. What is an associate degree in social work? This program provides students with the foundational knowledge they need to understand and prepar… Read more

An associate degree, which is a two-year academic program, can be a student’s first venture into higher education. With an associate degree, students may enter the professional workforce or continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree.

What is an associate degree in social work? This program provides students with the foundational knowledge they need to understand and prepare for a career in social work. Courses in this program may cover topics such as human behavior and development, counseling methods, addiction treatments, employment services, and child welfare procedures, as well as general education courses. This degree program may give students the knowledge and experience they need to help make a difference in the lives of others.

Receiving an associate degree may help students gain greater career and professional experience. Students in the social work field also tend to improve their skills in written and oral communication, negotiation, and problem-solving.

The cost to obtain an associate degree can vary from student to student. For this reason, interested individuals should research each potential school and weigh the pros and cons of each to find one that works for them.

Individuals who earn an associate degree in social work may find careers in entry-level human services positions, such as a social services assistant, residential counselor, case manager assistant, preschool teacher, community resources manager, and client advocate. These careers may be available in various fields, such as education, healthcare, government, and nonprofit organizations. Many students who obtain an associate degree also choose to continue their education and work towards a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in social work.

Earning an associate degree may be the first step toward academic achievement as well as a skilled and rewarding career. To start your associate degree today, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, USA

The Human Services associate degree program will train you to provide education, support, care, advocacy, and/or crisis intervention in a human service agency. You'll acquire ... +

The Human Services associate degree program will train you to provide education, support, care, advocacy, and/or crisis intervention in a human service agency. You'll acquire the skills needed to work with individuals, groups, and communities. Key components of this degree include cultural awareness and an understanding of diverse cultural groups, a responsible attitude, a commitment to serve others, and effective communication skills. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Hesston College
Hesston, USA

The field of social work utilizes social theories to understand human problems, to help improve people’s lives, and to improve society as a whole.

The field of social work utilizes social theories to understand human problems, to help improve people’s lives, and to improve society as a whole. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
15 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee, USA +3 More

This Associate of Arts program prepares you to create positive change through advocacy and community engagement. The curriculum explores contemporary urban issues with an emph ... +

This Associate of Arts program prepares you to create positive change through advocacy and community engagement. The curriculum explores contemporary urban issues with an emphasis on social action and diverse perspectives. Through this program, students earn the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to a four-year college/university. Courses may be taken online, or face to face. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
Online
 

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Merritt College
Oakland, USA

The Community Social Services/Substance Abuse Associate in Arts (AA) Degree is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level paraprofessional positions providing ... +

The Community Social Services/Substance Abuse Associate in Arts (AA) Degree is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level paraprofessional positions providing counseling, case management, crisis management, and relapse prevention services to substance abuse clients. The program also offers further training for persons already employed in the field. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Berkeley City College
Berkeley, USA

The Associate in Arts in Social Work and Human Services for Transfer is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution as Social Work and Human Services ... +

The Associate in Arts in Social Work and Human Services for Transfer is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution as Social Work and Human Services majors. In this program, the students gain exposure to the field of social and human service work. Students who successfully complete the AA-T in Social Work and Human Services earn specific guarantees for transfer to the CSU system: admission to a CSU with junior status and priority admission to a local CSU campus and to a program or major in Social Work and Human Service or a similar major. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2023
Campus
 
Florida Christian University
Orlando, USA

This program focuses on human and spiritual development, the development of tactical skills of interpersonal intervention and the formulation and implementation of effective c ... +

This program focuses on human and spiritual development, the development of tactical skills of interpersonal intervention and the formulation and implementation of effective counseling plans necessary for the successful preparation of those who wish to fulfill their vocation of counseling. -
Associate Degrees
Full-time
English, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
Online
 
Ogeechee Technical College
Statesboro, USA

The Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education is designed to prepare students for a funeral service career. All aspects of funeral service will be taught withi ... +

The Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education is designed to prepare students for a funeral service career. All aspects of funeral service will be taught within the scope of this program. Academic and technical skills will be taught in general business areas, industry regulations and laws, embalming and restorative art skills, funeral service applications, funeral home management, grief counselling, etc. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Revealed Word Bible College
Sheridan, USA

Earn an Associate Degree in Counselling, and step into your God-given calling. Learn how to deal with heart responses to complex problems in life. The program is divided into ... +

Earn an Associate Degree in Counselling, and step into your God-given calling. Learn how to deal with heart responses to complex problems in life. The program is divided into two phases. -
Associate Degree
English
Campus
 
College Of The Desert
Palm Desert, USA

The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice degree is intended to prepare students academically to perform effectively in a host of careers in the Administration of ... +

The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice degree is intended to prepare students academically to perform effectively in a host of careers in the Administration of Justice system. Students will be exposed to a series of courses within the major to develop social awareness, written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, law concepts, and the physical ability to cope with many of the demanding Administration of Justice careers. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
60 hours
English
Campus
 
Alvin Community College
Alvin, USA

Sociologists study society and social behaviour by examining the groups and social institutions people form and various social, religious, political, and business organization ... +

Sociologists study society and social behaviour by examining the groups and social institutions people form and various social, religious, political, and business organizations. -
Associate of Arts
Campus
 
Coastline Community College
Fountain Valley, USA

The Gerontology major is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to studying the human ageing process from sociological, psychological, and biological ... +

The Gerontology major is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to studying the human ageing process from sociological, psychological, and biological perspectives. If you would like an overview of the field of ageing while completing your A.A. Degree, the gerontology major is a good option. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Pueblo Community College
Pueblo, USA +2 More

Students will study behavioural health concepts related to addiction and substance abuse, counselling, group dynamics, and human development during the program. The Behavior h ... +

Students will study behavioural health concepts related to addiction and substance abuse, counselling, group dynamics, and human development during the program. The Behavior health program will also cover current trends, best practices, and up-to-date research findings. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
Online