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Social Work

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.


Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 60
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Associate in Arts

If you are looking for a career with meaning, one that allows you to have a direct and positive impact on the lives of others, social work is an excellent choice. Most positions in the field of social work require a bachelor's degree. Northampton's Social Work program is an affordable beginning to your baccalaureate degree in social work.


Program Information

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.


Career Opportunities

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

Future Career Paths

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

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