Associate of Arts
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).
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.