The Social Work program is for students planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in social work (BSW). Career opportunities in social work include social services at federal, state, and local levels; health care social work in nursing homes, hospitals, and outpatient care facilities; mental health facilities; children and youth services; aging services casework; rehabilitation counseling; juvenile detention; family services; pre-adoption investigation; drug and alcohol counseling; group home casework and counseling; and employee assistance counseling. Completion of the required courses results in an associate degree and meets the general core requirements at Idaho public universities.
The suggested coursework at North Idaho College normally fulfills the first half of baccalaureate degree requirements in social work. Course selection should be tailored to match requirements defined by intended transfer institutions. Students planning to attend Lewis-Clark State College should pursue the North Idaho College associate of science degree program.