Social Work

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Dori DiPietro

Residential Faculty - Director of the MCC Social Work Program


This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.

Social Work

Have you always been the person your friends turn to for help or just to talk? Many people, like you, who have experienced this, have chosen to make helping others their life’s work. Some even consider it their calling. A career in social work is how they do it.

Social work is a profession dedicated to enhancing the social functioning of all people. Generally speaking, social work promotes the development of environmental conditions that will help people achieve their maximum potential. Specifically, social work may take many forms; psychological services, child protection, government planning and policymaking, and much, much more.

The Social Work program at MCC prepares you for a career in social work. It helps you develop transferable skills and the ability to find work in a wide variety of employment fields.


Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer options for the Social Work program
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Associate in Arts, Social Work Social Work Emphasis Arizona State University BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)

Career Opportunities

The Social Work program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Child, Family, and School Social Workers $36,640
Community Health Workers $35,120
Healthcare Social Workers $39,930
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $35,340
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $55,280
Social and Community Service Managers $58,400
Social and Human Service Assistants $29,960
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Social Work program is available through the Cultural Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.