Social Work / Addictions Counseling with Briar Cliff
Associate of Arts
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Classes for Social Work / Addictions Counseling Transfer to BCU

Social work is a helping profession. Social workers assess human problems and engage in problem solving. The social worker understands the process of individual development and of interaction with the social environment. The baccalaureate major in social work (BSW) prepares generalist social workers at the undergraduate level for entry-level positions in social work and for graduate social work. Upon completion of coursework at Western Iowa Tech. Students will be qualified to sit for the Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CDAC) licensing exam. Upon passing, students will receive a temporary license to practice (T-CDAC).

Program Entry

Students enrolled in this cooperative program complete their Associate of Arts at Western Iowa Tech Community College and Bachelor in Social Work at Briar Cliff University. Assessment and advising before registration will help ensure success in program planning and completion of either the face-to-face or online program.

Meet Your Advisor

Required Classes for Social Work / Addictions Counseling with Briar Cliff

For a list of current required classes, visit:


Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Sarah Deck
Social Science Instructor
Sioux City Campus
Sima Dabir
Associate Dean of Instruction
Call  712.317.3342
Sioux City Campus, Room L317

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,332.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,728.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $600.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,275.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.