Associate of Arts


The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Social Work provides the educational foundation needed for entry-level employment in the Social Work field and/or success in continued education at a bachelor’s level.  The curriculum provides a strong theoretical and content foundation, along with an integrated experiential, skill development component. Students intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree should consult the requirements of that institution when planning their program of study.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the language, terms, and concepts used in the human service profession
  • Explain interventions and strategies for assisting individuals, families, groups, and communities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the moral, ethical, and legal responsibilities in the human services field
  • Investigate and discuss cross-cultural issues specific to the discipline of Human Services
General Education Requirements
Core I Communications (COMX 111 and WRIT 101 and WRIT 201) 9
Core II Mathematics and Science (M121/145 and PSYX 250) 8
Core III Arts and Humanities 6
Core IV Social Sciences: (PSCI 210 and SOCI 101) 6
Core V Native American Studies 3
Core VI Computer Technology 3
Core VII Health (PSYX 182) 3
Total General Education credits required for degree 38
Human Services Program of Study
CAS 250 Assessment & Case Management Process 3
SW 100 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
HS 250 Interviewing and Counseling Skills 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
PSYX 230 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYX 233 Adult Development & Aging 3
SW 200 Introduction to Social Work Practice 4
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 23
Total credits required for degree 61


*Program Requirements Based On FPCC Courses-All Transfer Students (credits) Will Be Evaluated On An Individual Basis