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Social workers are essential to building strong communities. Discover the role you can play in improving lives. In our guaranteed Transfer Major program, gain a broad foundation in the field and complete general education courses. Your transfer to a four-year is seamless. This is the smart way to do your first two years.
What You Learn in the Social Work Transfer Major
Discover the many ways social workers help people. Study human behavior and conflict theories. Learn about ethnic inequalities, gender, and politics. Watch and learn strategies from a social worker in action.
What Can I Do With a Social Work Degree?
Use your education and skills to connect people to the services and support they need. Work in child welfare, human service agencies, in healthcare settings, and schools. Identify community needs and advocate for resources. If you want to treat clients one-on-one, continue your education. Most clinical social workers hold a master's degree and complete field experience before they are licensed. We are confident you can achieve that, too.
A Solid Foundation
Framework of thinking
Social structure, symbolic interaction, conflict theories, and more.
Here’s a microscope
Examine the fundamentals of behavior. Study theory and research.
More than numbers
Obtain, present, and organize statistical data.
Intro to social welfare
Learn about the American social welfare system and how social workers help people.
What are Transfer Majors
The Social Work Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study a specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree. It's streamlined and simple.
If EICC is your first stop to a four-year degree, this is a great option!
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Keep Your Transfer Plan Current
Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.TRANSFER PLANNING
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2+2 = Savings
Here’s a secret: biology is biology no matter where you take the course. But the cost isn’t the same. Do your first two years at EICC and wipe out those required general education courses, then transfer to finish your Bachelor’s degree. The 24 months and 60+ credits you earn with us will cost less than one semester at most public or private universities. Save your money. High-quality and low-cost. That’s our niche.
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Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.
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