Program Overview

The Associate of Arts in Social Work degree offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College is a program of study available to students in a completely online format. This program aims to prepare students for future studies at a senior institution such as a college or university’s baccalaureate program. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, an individual is prepared for a service positions such as: welfare, correctional facilities, juvenile facilities, health care centers, school social work, and administration. Generally, a bachelor’s degree in social work is the lesser requirement needed to become a social worker. The role of a social worker is to help people solve their problems and to deal with relationships. Some social workers focus on families, while others focus on individuals who are coping with disease, social problems, abuse, and other conflicts.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Official transcripts from accredited high school or official GED scores. ACT/SAT scores (Adult students can take placement test in lieu of ACT/SAT exams.). Official college transcripts (if applicable).

    School Overview


    Established in 1915, Northwest Mississippi Community College is a public, two-year institution of higher education. As part of their mission statement, Northwest Mississippi Community College operates “to provide the students of its eleven-county district and beyond with opportunities for obtaining affordable quality education to meet their diverse needs.”

    The college is approved to award associate's degrees and certificates in career education. Many of these academic programs can be completed fully online.


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