Social Work and Human Services
Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
Psychology-Counseling courses were developed to help educate students About the Departments and resources of Las Positas College. Some courses enable students to explore and develop a personal career and education plan, explore options for transferring to a baccalaureate degree-granting college or university, and improve and enhance study skills and financial literacy for success in college. Other courses are also offered to increase students’ knowledge in multiculturalism. Additionally, these courses provide students with a means to learn theoretical knowledge, gain hands-on experience, and explore career opportunities in the field of Health and Human Services.
About the Degree
The Las Positas College Social Work and Human Services program offers courses that lead to an Associate in Social Work and Human Services for Transfer degree. The major requirements for this degree are designed to ensure that students are well-prepared for transfer and for work in the human services field, providing students with the fundamental understanding of the principles of Social Work and Human Services as well as experience in the application of these principles. Participation in Social Work and Human Services classes develops critical thinking, personal growth, cultural sensitivity, active listening, problem sensitivity, presentation skills, and an understanding of the theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts behind Social Work and Human Services. Students will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus in a similar major upon successful completion of the program requirements. Students should speak with a counselor to determine whether or not this degree is the best option for their transfer goals.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Social Work and Human Services, students are able to demonstrate a foundational understanding of social work and human services outlining the evolution of social welfare and human services in the U.S.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Social Work and Human Services, students are able to critically analyze societal factors that create and contribute to social service needs.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Social Work and Human Services, students are able to demonstrate an understanding of cultural sensitivity and systems of oppression/privilege as a foundation to success in the fields of social work and human services.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Social Work and Human Services, students are able to
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical perspectives, legal and ethical
principles and social issues related to social work and human services fields.
|BIO 10 Introduction to the Science of Biology or|
|BIO 20 Contemporary Human Biology or|
|BIO 30 Introduction to College Biology or|
|BIO 50 Anatomy and Physiology||3-4|
|ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics or|
|ECON 2 Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|MATH 40 Statistics and Probability||4|
|PCN 5 Introduction to Social Work and Human Services||3|
|PCN 50 Fieldwork Seminar: Social Work and Human Services||2|
|PCN 50L Fieldwork/Practicum: Social Work and Human Services||1|
|PSYC 1 General Psychology||3|
|SOC 1 Principles of Sociology||3|
|AJ 50 Intro to Admin of Justice||3|
|AJ 56 Fundamentals of Crime and Delinquency||3|
|ANTR 3 Cultural Anthropology||3|
|CMST 11 Intercultural Communication||3|
|ECE 56 Child Growth and Development||3|
|ECE 62 Child, Family and Community||3|
|PCN 13 Multicultural Issues in Contemporary America||3|
|PCN 35 Drugs, Health, and Society||3|
|PSYC 6 Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYC 12 Life-Span Psychology||3|
|SOC 3 Cultural and Racial Minorities or||3|
|ETHS 6 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity|
|SOC 6 Social Problems||3|
|Total Units in the Major||28-29|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||31-32|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022