Social Work Program at RRCC

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 is forming 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.

View or download the full advising plan worksheet for details on the Metro State University Social Work AA to BS transfer agreement.PDF Format

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. The profession is expected to grow by 25% between 2010 and 2020. More than 650,000 people currently hold social work degrees.

Classes we currrently offer include:

SWK 100 201:  Introduction to Social Work
Offered in Arvada beginning Fall 2015 on Thursday nights (6-8:45)
SWK 120 601: Intervention Techniques
Offered in Lakewood Fall 2015 on Friday nights and Saturdays 8/21-9/12 (excluding Labor Day weekend)

Scholarships Available

Students who are working toward their Associate of Arts with a focus in social work can apply for part of a grant from Kaiser Permanente through the Foundation Office.  The grant funds health care-related studies and will total $34,000 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students can apply using the Foundation Scholarship Application making sure to write Social Work as their Primary area of study.  All instructions can be found on the application.

For more information, contact:

Dan Macy
Career & Academic Advisor
303.914.6016
dan.macy@rrcc.edu

Amy A. Buckingham, MA
Psychology Dept. Lead/Faculty
303.914.6270
amy.buckingham@rrcc.edu

Social Work Program at RRCC

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 is forming 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.

View or download the full advising plan worksheet for details on the Metro State University Social Work AA to BS transfer agreement.PDF Format

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. The profession is expected to grow by 25% between 2010 and 2020. More than 650,000 people currently hold social work degrees.

Classes we currrently offer include:

SWK 100 201:  Introduction to Social Work
Offered in Arvada beginning Fall 2015 on Thursday nights (6-8:45)
SWK 120 601: Intervention Techniques
Offered in Lakewood Fall 2015 on Friday nights and Saturdays 8/21-9/12 (excluding Labor Day weekend)

Scholarships Available

Students who are working toward their Associate of Arts with a focus in social work can apply for part of a grant from Kaiser Permanente through the Foundation Office.  The grant funds health care-related studies and will total $34,000 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students can apply using the Foundation Scholarship Application making sure to write Social Work as their Primary area of study.  All instructions can be found on the application.

For more information, contact:

Dan Macy
Career & Academic Advisor
303.914.6016
dan.macy@rrcc.edu

Amy A. Buckingham, MA
Psychology Dept. Lead/Faculty
303.914.6270
amy.buckingham@rrcc.edu