About the Program
The field of social work and human services involves the study of society, social interactions, and more specifically, methods to improve the quality of lives for people from different social groups. This degree is designed to meet the rapidly expanding need for health, public and human service/social worker professionals in the state and across the country. The courses in this degree emphasize skills in team-work and collaboration, presentation techniques, critical thinking, and they prepare students to work in entry level social work positions, with various cultural contexts and with diverse populations.
An Associate in Arts in Social Work and Human Service (AA-T) is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus for the Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work . The program also aligns with various transfer programs for students who wish to continue to an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences or the Associate Degrees for Transfer in either Psychology or Sociology.
Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and an FRC academic advisor for program planning and course selection.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Social Work and Human Services program coursework, students will be able to:
Define the functions of social service delivery systems.
Describe the ethical and legal issues confronted by social workers and social service providers.
Analyze public policy issues, complexities and controversies affecting social service agencies and their clients.
Analyze individual and collective behavior as related to social services using various theories, models, and perspectives.
Identify the community resources used in assisting clients.
Demonstrate effective individual and group setting interpersonal and social skills in interactions with a demographically diverse population.
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