Social Work and Human Services: AA-T Degree

Napa Valley College offers courses that lead to an Associate in Arts in Social Work and Human Services for transfer degree. The program requirements are designed to prepare students for transfer to a four year university and for work in the field of Social Work and Human Services. The required coursework provide students with the fundamental concepts for understanding major principles, theories, and concepts within the field. Students will also receive experiential instruction at a supervised internship where they will apply the skills learned from class. Skills learned in classes will comprise of active listening, critical thinking, cultural sensitivity, personal and professional development.

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. ADT's also require that students must earn a C or better grade in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A "P" (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for the major.
Career Opportunities

Human Service Workers, Case Managers, and Social Workers in various fields.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Acquire skills and knowledge that allow them to successfully complete academic work at a transfer institution.
  2. Be able to communicate effectively in their verbal and written presentations, using vocabulary, grammar, and technical skills appropriate for a career in the Social Work and Human Services profession.
  3. Be able to demonstrate a knowledge of Social Work and Human Services principles and practices appropriate for the major.
Degree Requirements
Required Core Courses (22-23 units)
HSRV-120Introduction to Human Services3
HSRV-190Human Services Field Internship 13
PSYC-120General Psychology3
SOCI-120Introduction to Sociology3
BIOL-105Human Biology4-5
or BIOL-120 General Biology
or BIOL-218 Human Anatomy
or BIOL-219 Human Physiology
ECON-100Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics
Electives List A
Select 2 courses (6 units) from the following:6
Working With Diverse Populations
Introduction to Addiction Studies
Total Units28-29

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.