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Social Services Concentration

Associate of Arts

Learn the values and ethics of the social services profession, the skills needed to work effectively with individuals and groups, and principles of socioeconomic justice and diversity while preparing to transfer to a university program. You also can learn about crisis intervention, youth services and substance abuse disorders.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Humanities & Social Sciences
Dean: 520.206.3375
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Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Healthcare Social Workers $55,271
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers $34,080

Academic Options

You can transfer to a school that offers a bachelor’s degree program in Social Work.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core of support courses.*  A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

AGEC-A Requirements  Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities & Fine Arts: Complete a course from the Art List
  Recommend: ART 105, MUS 151, 160 or THE 105
Biological and Physical Science
  Recommend: BIO 105IN, 108IN, 109IN or GLG 110IN
  Recommend: MAT 142 or 151
Subtotal 16

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
SSE 110 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
SSE 111 Group Work 3
SSE 205 Case Report Writing and Documentation 3
SSE 210** Community Organization and Development 3
SSE 281 Social Service Delivery Systems 3
SSE 285 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3
Transferable Elective Choose 3 credits from: SSE 121, SSE 160, SSE 211 or SSE 242 3
Subtotal 21

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ANT 112
  or MAS 219
Exploring Non-Western Cultures
  Mexican-American Culture
  or BIO 160IN
Introductory Biology for Allied Health
  Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
ECN 150
  or ECN 202
An Economic Perspective
  Macroeconomic Principles [SUN# ECN 2201]
PHI 101
  or PHI 130
Introduction to Philosophy [SUN# PHI 1101]
  Introductory Studies in Ethics and Social Philosophy  [SUN# PHI 1105]
POS 201 American National Government And Politics [SUN# POS 1110] 3
PSY 101
  or SOC 101
Introduction to Psychology [SUN# PSY 1101]
  Introduction to Sociology [SUN# SOC 1101]
Transferable Electives: Complete 2 courses with a "C" designation.   
Recommend two from ANT 202, ANT 206, HIS 105, PSY/SOC 215, SOC 201 or SOC 204
Subtotal 25
Total 62

*Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Humanities and Fine Arts - PHI 101 or 103 fulfill 3 credits of this requirement; Biological and Physical Sciences - BIO 156IN or BIO 160N fulfill 4 credits of this requirement; Social and Behavioral Sciences - SSE 110 and either ECN 150 or 202 ; Other Requirements - POS 201 and either PSY 101 or SOC 101; Special Requirements - ANT 112 or MAS 219

** SSE 242 can be substituted for SSE 210.

Program/Major Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAV

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