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Social Work

Social work is a profession devoted to helping people and communities enhance their well-being and social functioning within their social environments.
In this program, you’ll learn skills and knowledge in order to help you make change at the micro and macro levels of society to improve social issues. This program is intended to prepare you to move on to a degree and career in a wide variety of fields. Social workers practice in a wide variety of settings including, but not limited to administration/supervision, aging, substance abuse, child welfare, health, mental health, education, criminal justice, and private practice.

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What You’ll Learn

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the AA-DTA degree and work with your advisor to make sure you take the right classes to prepare to transfer in Social Work.  Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 92

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
GUID 105
Student Success
2
SOC 273
Introduction to Social Work
5
Choose 1 course from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 139
Bass Clef Choir
1
MUSC 140
Treble Choir
1
MUSC 145
Concert Band
1
PE 100
Fitness for Life
1
PE 106
Yoga Fitness
1
Total Credits
 
16

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
Choose 1 course from:
ICS 210
Behavioral Health across the Lifespan
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
Choose 1 course from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 139
Bass Clef Choir
1
MUSC 140
Treble Choir
1
MUSC 145
Concert Band
1
PE 200
Fitness for Life
1
PE 206
Yoga Fitness
1
Total Credits
 
16

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Choose 1 course from:
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
GEOL 116
Environmental Geology
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 2 course from:
ICS 170
Social Policy and Advocacy
5
ICS 180
Child Abuse and Neglect
5
ICS 240
Trauma-Informed Services
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I
5
ENGL 247
American Multicultural Literature
5
FRCH& 121
French I
5
JAPN& 121
Japanese I
5
SPAN& 121
Spanish I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,367
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,512
  • International

    $
    21,284
  • Books

    $
    1,599
  • Course Fees

    $
    50
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,528

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Suzie Heimbigner
    Suzie Heimbigner
    Humanities Pathway Specialist
    Suzie.Heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3403

  • Katie Clemons
    Katie Clemons
    Sociology
    B.A., Whitworth University; M.S.W., Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., Washington State University
    Katie.Clemons@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3589

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