This area of concentration provides an excellent foundation for students interested in transferring to a four-year college to earn a baccalaureate degree with a major in social work. This program equally applies to those students who want to take selected social sciences courses to fulfill general education requirements. The curriculum focuses on social problems by addressing them from various perspectives, including social psychology, diversity and criminology.
Students who take the courses recommended in the social work focus area will be able to:
discuss culture, society, social institutions and social change.
identify social problems.
demonstrate a foundation of core information that will serve as a foundation for upper-level social work/sociology courses.
understand the role of the social workers/sociologist in addressing current social situations.
The social work focus area graduate has the following options:
transfer to a four-year school and complete a major in social work. Career opportunities could then include direct services and program development and implementation, among others.
transfer to a four-year school and complete a major in sociology. Career opportunities could then include research as well as direct services and program development.
after completion of a baccalaureate degree, pursue a master’s degree in social work, which would open up opportunities for teaching and counseling.
Preparation for IHCC:
Prospective students should have a strong background in general education. Four years of high school English are highly recommended.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the program at the college to which they plan to transfer and to work with an IHCC academic counselor to plan a program that meets those requirements.