Social Work Degree Completion Program
 
The new Social Work Degree Completion Program at Anna Maria College was developed to provide an opportunity for community colleges graduates and individuals who currently work in the field of humans services to complete their degree in social work through a weeknight and weekend delivery model. Understanding the time constraints non-traditional students face with work, family and school, the new program has been designed with flexibility, accessibility and affordability in mind.

Classes will be held on every other Saturdays except for winter break sessions which will offer classes on weeknights and one Saturday. All Saturday classes will run from 9 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. under the accelerated schedule. Saturday classes may end at 4 p.m. if the instructor opts for a half-hour lunch. Classes will be held at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA.

Admission to the Bachelor of Social Work degree completion program requires

~  Completion of an associate degree in human services and preferably a completion of two (2) years of full-time work experience or current employment at a social welfare agency in the capacity of a direct care/counselor.

OR

~  Completion of 56-plus traditional semester hours from college-level courses taken at an accredited institution of higher learning and completion of two (2) years of full-time work experience or current employment at a social welfare agency in the capacity of a direct care/counselor.

~  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale in all previous college course work (applicants with an overall GPA of 2.0 – 2.49 may be conditionally accepted)

~  Two recommendations: one from the director of the associate degree human services program or relevant program representative and another from an immediate supervisor (internship or agency that the applicant is employed). See Recommendation Form

~  A 2-3 page application letter, written by the applicant, indicating interest in pursuing a career in social work. Include personal qualities, special skills, experiences, or qualifications you bring to the profession.

~  Signed Statement Understanding that you will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check as part of your field placement (form is attached).

 

For additional information about the Social Work Completion Program please contact:

 

Dr. Jude Gonsalvez, Director of Social Work Programs at jgonsalvez@annamaria.edu 
Janet Gemborys, Administrative Coordinator at jgemborys@annamaria.edu 

 

Class Schedule
 

Semester

Course titles

TOTAL CREDITS

GROSS TOTAL

Winter session 2015

1/2/2015 – 1/14/2015

SWK 307 Issues of Diversity and Oppression

Online (Meets Global Dynamics requirement)

3

3

Spring I 2015

1/17/15, 1/31, 2/14 & 2/28/15

SWK 242 Introduction to Social Welfare as a Social Institution

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Meets US in the World requirement)

3

6

Spring II 2015

3/14/15, 3/28, 4/11 & 4/25/15.

SWK 348 Growth and Behavior in the Social Environment- I

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

3

9

Summer I 2015

5/9/15, 5/23, 6/6 & 6/20/15

SWK 342 Social Welfare Policy

 

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

3

12

Summer II 2015

7/11/15, 7/25, 8/1, 8/15/2015

SWK 349 Growth and Behavior in the Social Environment-II

Every other Saturdays only  9:00 am to 4:30  pm

3

15

Fall I 2015

8/29/15, 9/12, 9/26 & 10/10/2015

SWK 344 Introduction to Generalist Practice

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 to 4:30 pm.  

3

18

Fall II 2015

10/24/15, 11/7, 11/21 & 12/5/15.

SWK 401 Social Work Research Methods

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 pm to 4:30 pm.(Meets Writing for Career and Creativity requirement)

3

21

Winter session 2016

1/4/16 – 1/9/16

SWK 454 Senior Seminar

Weeknights 4:00 pm to 9:15 and

Saturday 1/10 from 9:00 to 4:30 pm.

 

3

24

Spring I 2016

1/16/2016, 1/30, 2/13 & 2/27/16.

SWK 443 Practice with Individuals  

Every other 6aturday classes only - 9:00 to 4:30 pm.

3

27

Spring II 2016

3/12/2016, 3/26, 4/9 & 4/23/2016

SWK 448 Practice with Families and Groups   

Every other Saturday classes -9:00 to 4:30 pm.

3

30

Summer I 2016

5/7/16, 5/21, 6/4 & 6/18/2016.

SWK 449 Practice with Communities and Organizations  

Every other Saturday classes only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

3

33

Summer II 2016

7/2/2016, 7/16, 7/30 & 8/13/2016.

SWK 345 Social Work Practice and Ethics

Every other Saturday classes only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

3

36

Fall I 2016

8/27/2016, 9/10, 9/24 & 10/8/2016.

SWK 408 Marriage and Family

Every other Saturday classes only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

3

39

Fall I 2016

Evening classes

Any Explorations of catholic world views

3

42

Fall II 2016

Evening classes

Any Quantitative Reasoning course

3

45

Spring I and II 2017

SWK 445 Internship I

16 hours/week through Spring (210 hours)- with twice a week field seminar contact on campus Wednesday 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

6

51

Summer I and II 2017

SWK 446 Internship-II

16 hours per week through summer I and II  2016 (210 hours) with twice a week field seminar contact on campus on Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

 6

57

Any semester

Open electives if short of 60 credits

3

60

Additional information:

Tuition: $1,185 per course plus other fees applicable under continuing education program subject to change per policy change of the college during the completion of the program.

Click HERE for our Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program