Associate of Arts
What is Social Work?
Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers help people function the best way they can in their environment, by teaching them life skills or linking them to appropriate resources. They may help people who face a life-threatening disease or serious chronic illness or disability. They often provide social services in health-related settings that are governed by managed care organizations.
Social workers also work with people in crisis, assisting families in serious domestic conflicts, sometimes involving child or spousal abuse. Other clients may be trying to cope with unemployment, inadequate housing or substance abuse.
Most social workers specialize their degree. Although some conduct research is involved in planning or policy development, most prefer an area of practice in which they interact directly with people.
This program provides you with the first two years toward completion of a bachelor’s degree in social work.
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
You should be emotionally mature, objective and sensitive to people and their problems. You must be able to handle responsibility, work independently and maintain good working relationships with clients and coworkers.
With an associate degree in social work, you can enter the job market as a paraprofessional in service organizations. With a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you can advance to professional status and additional responsibilities. Many directorship opportunities require a doctorate degree.
The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
Not only do you receive the academic preparation necessary for transition to a bachelor’s program, you also receive valuable skills while training that are not typically offered at the undergraduate level. You will get firsthand, supervised experience in performing the actual duties of a professional social worker. Such direct experience is invaluable in helping you confirm career choices and to provide motivation for learning.
You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
To transfer to UC Clermont, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
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Batavia, OH 45103
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