Associate in Arts (Transfer)
Social workers have become even more valuable as communities struggle with issues of poverty, addiction, and social strife. As a social worker you will help individuals, groups, and families prevent and cope with problems in their everyday lives.
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This program provides students with the academic foundation to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.
The Social Work program uses general education, psychology, sociology, and social work courses to prepare students for further studies to become a Social Worker.
In the Leadership and Community Service course students will examine the impact of responses to issues while performing community service.
Social Worker, Healthcare Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker, Child and Family Social Worker, School Social Worker, Mental Health and Substance Abuser Social Worker
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
+ supplies & fees
Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
average per class
Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Social Work Program?
You have compassion for the underserved in your community, and you want to do more. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started on your path to become a Social Worker.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- You will save considerably by earning an Associate in Arts at ICC and then transferring to a four-year college or university Social Work program.
- English, psychology, and communication classes are helpful for this program.
What Can I Expect As a Social Work Student?
- Build a strong foundation in social work, sociology, and psychology to transfer to a four-year program.
- Get involved with community service and leadership through student organizations such as Rotaract and Student Government Association.
- Get to know the issues affecting our communities through community service.
- Meeting other students with similar interests.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.
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