Social Work

The social work profession strives to enhance the social functioning of all people and promotes the development of social and environmental conditions that will help people achieve their maximum potential.

Social work training helps prepare you for being an advocate for people who are often in difficult situations. Social workers may work with children, aging adults, victims of crime or trauma, people handling addiction, and those facing difficult family or legal situations.

Social work recommended elective courses

Below are the Associate in Arts (A.A.) - Social Work degree recommended electives. The suggested courses are designed to help students successfully transfer to a four-year college or university. These courses are not guaranteed to transfer. Check with your academic advisor regarding the best course sequence.

  • SOWK 100 Introduction to Social Work
  • SOWK 167 Special Issues in Social Work
  • SOWK 201 Social Work Field Experience
  • SOWK 203 Social Work Seminar
  • SOWK 220 Social Welfare: Past and Present
  • SOWK 275 Dynamics of Drug and Alcohol Abuse


Careers in social work include case workers, case managers and counselors. Employment exists in a variety of areas including with the department of corrections, police departments, marriage and family counselors, mental health facilities, rehabilitation facilities for substance abuse and addiction, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals.

Bright-outlook for Social Workers in the Kansas City area

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.

Transfer made simple

Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these freshman- and sophomore-level courses easily transfer to a four-year college or university. Depending on your chosen major, these courses may apply toward your degree or as elective credits.

Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.


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