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Associate of Arts: Social Work

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The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree with an emphasis in Social Work prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution in order to earn a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Social workers are professionals who are specially trained to work with people to provide a variety of services to individuals, families, groups, or communities. Social workers are employed in many different settings including, but not limited to, schools, corrections, victims programs, child welfare, nursing homes, foster care agencies, domestic violence shelters, and homeless programs.

The A.A. in Social Work program at CMC consists of 31 credits of Colorado State GT requirements and is designed to transfer to Metro State University (M.S.U.). Students who complete the A.A. - Social Work degree in its entirety at Colorado Mountain College in the prescribed curriculum can apply to the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program at M.S.U. Students who complete a B.S.W. degree will be able to apply to Metro State University’s Master of Social Work program or to the University of Denver’s Master of Social Work.

If you do not finish the full 60-credit A.A. Social Work emphasis, then courses may transfer on a course-by-course basis. This decision is at the discretion of the receiving institution; please see your adviser. If you change your major between two liberal arts programs, the same general education applies; however, students who change their major after the first 60 credits accept the responsibility that this decision may require additional courses.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program. For a list of CMC campuses offering this program, please see the Where Our Programs Are Offered  table. Not every course is offered on every campus.

The Social work emphasis is offered through the Timberline Campus in Leadville, however, courses that apply to the A.A. degree are offered at all campuses and online and can be taken there. The specific Social Work courses are offered via I.V.S. Not every course is offered at every campus each semester.

Statewide Guaranteed General Education Requirements

31 credits minimum across 5 content areas, plus 3 credits of COM required. 

Communication (GT-CO1-3)

3 courses.  6 credits ENG (ENG 121 and ENG 122), plus 3 credits COM: select either COM 115 or COM 125.  (Total = 9 credits)

Mathematics (GT-MA1)

1 course (3 credits). 

Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1-2)

2 course (7 credits) from the following courses.  One course must have a laboratory (GT-SC1).  Credits over 7 will be applied to the electives category. 

Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1-4)

2 courses (6 credit hours)

Wellness Requirement Transfer Level (*) 2 credits minimum

Colorado Mountain College Requirements

Colorado Mountain College requires its graduates to be proficient in computer use. To graduate, a student must demonstrate proficiency via an examination administered by the college or take CIS 118 . If you take the course, it will be applied to the elective credit.

Total Credits Earned (60)

State Guaranteed General Education Requirements (31)

COM 115 or COM 125 (3)

Wellness Requirement (2)

Electives (24)

Total credits toward Associate of Arts degree (60)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Note:  Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .

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