Degree Description

This program prepares graduates for employment in the social services field by providing understanding of the methods, skills, philosophy, and human behavior necessary to perform in a social services setting. Students learn to do intake, interviewing, and crisis intervention referral by spending time in an agency to learn on-the-job skills. The program prepares graduates to qualify for Registration as a Social Service Technician under the Michigan Bureau of Health Professions. Employment opportunities exist in social work, agency work and/or substance abuse treatment.

Career Possibilities

A degree in Social Work Technician offers many career opportunities. Career Coach allows you to explore different career options for the degree you are pursuing. You can even take a look at each job title to see an in-depth overview, salary, job growth, and live job postings.

Explore the Career Coach for Social Work Technician

Degree Pathway

In addition to the requirement that program graduates must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher, the occupational specialty courses as well as SOCY-191 and PSYC-281 must each be passed with a 2.0 or higher to earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the Social Work Technician Program.