Social Work

Social Work

Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA, Certificate, CER, Industry Certification

Pathway: Public Service & Social Sciences

More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial, Rampart Range

Transferability: Transferable

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Why choose Social Work at PPSC

With a PPSC Social Work Associate of Arts degrees, you could pursue a job as a probation officer, substance abuse counselor or victims advocate associate. If you transfer and earn more advanced degrees, you could become licensed social worker, rehabilitation counselor and child welfare case worker, among others. 

What do PPSC Social Work students study?

Social Work students at PPSC will be exposed to a wide range of knowledge and topics relevant to modern professionals. As part of your education, you will:

  • Learn about the history of the social welfare system in the United States.
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between biological, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural systems.
  • Understand the importance of larger social systems, such as families, communities, and organizations.

Social Work Classes You Might Take

Check out the classes you may take while studying Humanities
Social Work

Introduces students to the philosophy of the social work profession including the knowledge, values, ethics, roles and skills inherent to generalist social work.

Social Work

Focuses on the person in the environment throughout the life span with an examination of the relationship between biological, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural systems.

Social Work

Introduces students to the profession of Social Work and Social Welfare. Students will be presented with an historical and conceptual overview of the social welfare system in the United States. Attention is given to the milieu within which social, political, economic, racial and cultural forces have interacted in the evolution of social welfare.

Social Work

Application of the foundation of generalist practice skills. Requires 15 clock hours of volunteer work in an approved human service agency.

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Holly Eickstedt

Voices of PPSC

PPSC highly prepared me for a four-year school, better than I could have imagined.

Holly Eickstedt
PPSC Graduate | UCCS Transfer Student

Social Work Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Social Work Transfer degree program, you should be able to:

  • Explain and discuss matters of inequality impacting various demographic groups based on gender, power, culture, religion, and sexuality
  • Distinguish the various social service agencies available in the community and contrast how each unique service can meet the needs of unique individuals and their circumstances
  • Construct a warranted conclusion by recognizing assumptions, interpreting data, evaluating evidence, and examining implications
  • Assess issues affecting their communities from a variety of perspectives


1st semester plan

math & english requirements

1st semester plan

math & english requirements

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Contact Social Work

Social Work Faculty Contact

Martina Porter
Centennial Campus F300

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