BECOME A SOCIAL WORKER.
Complete nearly three years of this bachelor’s degree at MCCC.
Social workers provide valuable services that can enhance the quality of life for their clients. By assisting others with adjustment issues and other problems, these dedicated professionals can make a positive difference in the world. Social work offers real rewards and challenges for those who pursue this path.
By working with clients to resolve serious issues in their lives, social workers can have a positive impact not only on the individuals they serve but also on the community at large. This can provide a real sense of accomplishment and pride for those who dedicate their lives to this worthy cause. Pursuing this career path can provide added job satisfaction and a sense of purpose for social workers while allowing them to do the most good for their clients and for their communities.
According to the State of Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information, there will be 1,570 annual openings for social workers (child, family and school) in Michigan through 2026, which is a growth rate of 13.6 percent growth. The statewide wage range for social workers is $19-$28 per hour. There will be 185 annual openings in Southeast Michigan (13.3 percent growth) with a regional wage range of $18-$28.
MCCC PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR THIS FIELD
Transfer Opportunities: Bachelor’s Degree
Social workers need a license and at least a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology or a related field. A master's degree is required for clinical positions.
The courses offered by MCCC’s Humanities/Social Science Division and Science/Mathematics Division may be transferred to a four-year college or university. These first- and second-year courses and sequences can be used to meet specific program requirements in areas such as psychology and social work.
The college also has specific bachelor’s degree completion agreements with two area institutions – Eastern Michigan University and Siena Heights University – that lead to careers in social work.
Under this agreement, MCCC students who complete an associate of science degree at the college can transfer up to 73 credits to Eastern Michigan University toward a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. The
remaining 51 credits need to be completed at EMU. That means that about 3/5 of the degree – nearly three years – can be completed at MCCC.
MCCC-SHU – Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology on MCCC’s Campus
MCCC students can complete a bachelor’s degree in Psychology entirely on MCCC’s campus through Siena Heights University-Monroe. The first three years of the “3+1” program consists of MCCC courses; the final year is made up of SHU classes.
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