Social Work @NCC

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Social Work Associate Degree

Are you the type of person who likes to help people? Do you value social justice and giving a voice to those who are oppressed and vulnerable? Do you value the dignity and worth of each person? Do you enjoy listening to others? Social workers help people cope with challenges in their lives and help make systems in our society stronger. Northampton Community College's Social Work program prepares students to develop a foundation of knowledge and values empowering you to make a difference in people's lives and in our communities. Social work is a dynamic, diverse, versatile, action-oriented profession with many opportunities to work in a variety of settings to create change.  Our mission is to enhance human well-being both on an individual basis and in our society.

Students may get involved in the Social Work Club and other campus activities. Service-learning opportunities are available. In addition, students may attend conferences and international trips.

This two-year program awards an Associate in Arts degree and is available partially online. Students can enroll in the program at both our Monroe and Bethlehem campuses. Starting your social work studies at NCC also saves you money.

Social Work Curriculum 

Social workers are educated professionals who focus on social justice and making a positive impact on people's lives. The Social Work Program at NCC prepares students to become social workers by providing a strong liberal arts education. This enables students to develop critical thinking skills and knowledge about human behavior and society. The variety of courses in the curriculum allow students to see the world through various perspectives and disciplines.

Upon completion of the two-year degree at NCC, students are prepared to transfer to several local four-year institutions in the area or in the country to earn a BSW. 

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Degrees We Offer

  • Associate in Arts | 2 years
  • This program can be taken 100% online
  • This entire program can be completed at our Monroe Campus
  • This entire program can be completed at our Bethlehem Campus
Program Details view official course information in our college catalog

Program Map View Social Work, AA Suggested Semester Map (PDF)

Careers in Social Work

Social work opens an exciting career path for you. Social workers find employment in a variety of settings and fields that may include:  

Social Work Career Paths

  • Hospitals
  • Hospice Centers
  • Mental Health Agencies and Hospitals
  • Addiction Treatment Programs
  • Advocacy Organizations
  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Veteran Services
  • Schools
  • Aging Services
  • Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
  • Counseling Centers
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Service Agencies
  • Adoption Agenices
  • Group Homes
  • Military Bases
  • Government
  • Residential Treatment Programs
  • Homeless Assistance Programs

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