Social Work | AA - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Social Work | AA

Social Work | AA

Associate of Arts
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options

This Social Work transfer major provides education and training that promotes social and economic justice and strengthens individual, family, and community well-being.  The generalist curriculum consists of courses in social work practice including human behavior and social environment, psychopathology and addiction, social welfare policy and services, and diversity, privilege and oppression.  Most Social Work Associate Degree graduates transfer to a four-year university to complete a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).  Several well-established articulation/transfer agreements through which students can complete their BSW degree are available. Because Social Work is a licensed profession, jobs are plentiful. Most graduates are employed in a variety of settings including welfare agencies, schools, hospitals, clinics, mental health institutions, community centers, public health, corrections, and group homes.

Meet Your Advisor

Nancy McMahon
Nancy McMahon
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

2 + 2 Transfer Agreements

Required Classes for Social Work | AA

SDV 108 College Experience 1
ENG 105 Composition I 3
SOC 160 Introduction to Social Work 3
SOC 200 Minority Group Relations 3
MUS 100 Music Appreciation 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3
SOC 210 Men, Women and Society 3
SOC 120 Marriage and Family 3
BIO 163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
SOC 212 Diversity 3
MAT 157 Statistics 4
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
ELE XXX Electives 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
POL 111 American National Government 3
SOC 180 Social Work Interactional Skills 3
SOC 250 Sociology of Deviance 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
ELE XXX Elective 1

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Dr. Jill Moravek MS, LMSW, PhD
Dr. Jill Moravek MS, LMSW, PhD
Sociology Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Dr. Wendy Brame PhD, JD (BCU)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Briar Cliff University, Heelan Hall, Room 371
Sima Dabir M.S.
Sima Dabir M.S.
Associate Dean of Arts & Science
Sioux City Campus, Room L317

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,608.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,672.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.