Social Work @NCC

Social Work Associate Degree

Northampton Community College's Social Work program empowers students to pursue careers as social workers and make positive impacts on their communities. Individuals specializing in Social Work possess a personal commitment to serving individuals, families, groups, and communities. They have highly desired people skills and feel the need to give a voice to society's most vulnerable members. Social work majors see answers in difficult situations where others may see no solution. 

At NCC, students build on the NASW Code of Ethics by taking advantage of service learning opportunities and getting involved in the Social Work Club on campus. The opportunities to make a difference are endless. 

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.  

Social Work Curriculum 

Social workers are educated individuals who are willing to advocate for those overlooked and left behind. Northampton Community College can put those who care about human dignity and social justice on the right path to impacting lives by using their gift of leadership. 

This program has a strong focus on sociology, but students also study psychology, philosophy, and more. Classes include Sociology of Families, Developmental Psychology, and Ethics and Moral Problems. 

Graduates of NCC's Social Work program have the solid liberal arts background needed to successfully transfer to one of several four-year institutions in the area, if they wish to do so. 

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Careers in Social Work

Social workers find employment in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, and private practices. You can find careers in everything from youth and family care, to addiction and mental health services, to domestic violence or elder care programs. All of these programs have a pressing need due to nationwide shortages of skilled and dedicated social workers.

Graduates from Northampton Community College's Social Work program often go on to work in fields such as:

Social Work Career Paths

  • Administration and Managemnt
  • Advocacy and Community Organization
  • Aging and Gerontology
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drog Addictions
  • Child and Family Welfare
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Health Care
  • Justice and Corrections
  • Mental Health and Clinical
  • Occupational and EAP
  • Policy and Planning
  • Public Welfare
  • Research
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Degrees We Offer

  • Associate in Arts | 2 years
  • This program can be taken partially 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 18-19 college catalog

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