Social Work

Social workers help individuals, families, and groups increase their capacity for social functioning, and work to create conditions that support communities in need. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior, of social, economic and cultural institutions, and of the interaction of all these factors. Social workers help a diverse population address their own needs through psychosocial services and advocacy. They also help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges: poverty, discrimination, abuse, addiction, physical illness, divorce, loss, unemployment, educational problems, disability, and mental illness. They help prevent crises and counsel individuals, families, and communities to cope more effectively with the stresses of everyday life.

Transfer Agreement with Metro State University

Social workers are highly trained and experienced professionals. Only those who have earned social work degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral levels—and completed a minimum number of hours in supervised fieldwork—are professional social workers. RRCC has a transfer agreement for students to complete their Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Social Work at RRCC and finish their Bachelor's of Social Work at Metro State University in downtown Denver.

Social Work AA Degree