Social Work - Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in Social Work is an interdisciplinary program designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field. The required courses cover foundational topics in psychology, sociology, social work and economics. Students will discuss social welfare policies and study how social work affects the health of individuals and the broader society. An Associate in Social Work degree will also qualify graduates for certain entry-level human services jobs. Some positions, like clinical social worker, may require advanced education and licensing. Interested students should contact their adviser to ensure their coursework matches their career goals.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Help people solve mental or behavioral problems
Make an impact on your community
Pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field

Program Snapshot

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Average Length: 2.3 Years
Credits: 60*
Graduation Retention Rates: 60%*

Possible Careers

Social worker
Probation officer
Rehab case worker
Human services specialist

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program Specific Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Stephanie Davenport
Behavioral Science Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.