Students @ Phoenix College - Social Work Programs

Social Work


The Social Work curriculum is designed to prepare students for transfer into a baccalaureate program and to introduce students to a career that spans the public and private sector. Social work provides an opportunity to work with every aspect of society in problem-solving, public policy and human services.

Students in the program will receive a foundation of knowledge that can lead to some of the following careers:

  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Child welfare
  • Adult & juvenile probation
  • adoption & foster care
  • Social and criminal justice
  • Substance abuse
  • Hospice
  • Geriatric services

Responsibilities of social care workers may include: providing advise and/or counseling to family care givers and patients; providing social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families; and assessing and treating individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems.

Career and Employment Outlook: 

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.

Additional Info: 


Social Work Course Listing

Note: Most SWU courses satisfy one of the General Education Requirements [SB] or [G] towards fulfillment of AGEC or Associates Degree.  See an academic advisor for specific program requirements.

Transfer Options: 

The Social Work curriculum is designed to meet general studies requirements for degrees at MCCCD as well as the state universities. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should contact the Transfer Center for specific information on transfer requirements. Transfer