2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, AAS

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Social Work prepares students for the social work profession.  The curriculum is designed to provide the educational background necessary to enable students to pursue further social work education earning a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, or the graduate may stop with an associate degree assisting Licensed Social Workers. Students who graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Social Work may work as social work assistants, depending on state criteria and requirements. The curriculum at EGCC for social work is similar to the first two years of institutions offering a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree curriculum for social work in many colleges and/or universities.  Social Workers typically work with children, adults, families, correction facilities, probation departments, mental health facilities and many other social service-type agencies.  One is not a social worker with only an associate degree, but one may assist social workers who are involved in assessment, referral, initial screening, helping with case management, outreach, prevention services and community programs or development.  Some states allow people with an associate degree to get registered in the state as social work assistants.  Ohio allows for registered social work assistants.

Program Goals or Outcomes:


  • Understand the influence of culture, family, religion, social class and government on individuals and society.
  • Prepare students into an early introduction to generalist social work practice.
  • Understand the influence of society and government on social work policy.
  • Learn to respect the dignity of a person from all cultural backgrounds.
  • Understand the historical development of the social work profession up to current times.
  • To gain practical experience in a social service agency by completing 200 clock hours of internship work during the student’s last semester of coursework.

Program Requirements:

  • Complete and turn in current FBI background check and drug testing results to the program chair of social work.
    • Students who have been convicted of a felony offense shall not be allowed to enroll in the practicum.
  • Complete field internship hours
    • Students will complete 200 field internship hours during a 16-week practicum in a social service setting and receive supervision from an individual with a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in social work or a closely related field. The supervisor will sign all forms related to the completion of hours. A weekly report of completed hours will be turned in to the professor of the course each week with the signature of the supervisor at the agency and intern’s signature. Practicum professors will turn in all the reports to the social work program chair at the end of the practicum. These will be kept on file.


Social Work

Recommended System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 100 GB or more
    • Graphics: DirectX9 or higher
    • Display: 720p
    • OS: Mac 10.14 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • RAM: 8 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 256 GB or more
    • Display: 1280x800 resolution or higher

Chromebooks are not recommended

Total Semester I Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester II Credit Hours: 15

Total Semester III Credit Hours: 18

Semester IV

Total Semester IV Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 64

Students must obtain a letter grade of a C or better in all courses to progress toward graduation/certification.

● A grade of C or better is required to move to an additional English course in this program.

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