Program Overview

Palo Alto College offers the Associate of Arts in Social Work, the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, and communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning. The profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships, and the empowerment of people to increase their well-being. 

Social workers are employed in such fields as:

  • child and family service agencies
  • drug treatment centers
  • hospitals and hospices
  • public health departments
  • social welfare agencies
  • probation programs
  • counseling centers
  • child care centers

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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

    Requirements

    Requires 60 credit hours for completion.

    Admissions: Submit official transcripts. Take TSI Test (campus assessment).

    School Overview

    Palo Alto College was founded in 1983, when local parents rallied together and demanded a higher education institution in southern sector of Bexar County. In 1987, a full accreditation status was obtained through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Palo Alto College is classified as a public, two-year institution and is recognized as one of the top Hispanic serving institutions. Palo Alto College operates with the mission “...to educate, nurture and inspire students through a dynamic and supportive learning environment, which promotes the intellectual, cultural, economic and social life of the San Antonio community.”

    Palo Alto College offers associate's degrees and certificate programs, as well as workplace training and professional development services. Some of the degrees and certificates that can be completed online whenever and wherever a student prefers.

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