Social Work

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Contact the Program Director

Dori Dipietro

Residential Faculty - Director of the MCC Social Work Program


This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
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.

Transfer Degree

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 degree options for the Social Work program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Social Work Social Work Arizona State University BSW
(Bachelor of Social Work)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Social Work program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers


Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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.

Meet with an Advisor

Become a Student

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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.