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Social Work/Human Services


The Folsom Lake College social work/human services program prepares students for employment as an associate professional and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue their studies in psychology and social work. Courses in the social work/human services program may also be applicable foundation courses for further study toward licensure as marriage and family therapists, social workers, and psychologists.

All courses in the human services program are CSU transferrable and may fulfill lower-division requirements for a bachelor's degree in psychology. Coursework emphasizes performance-based training in client screening, intake, assessment, orientation, individual counseling, group counseling, consultation, client's rights, confidentiality, crisis intervention, client education, professional ethics, reports, and record keeping.

If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree in social work/human services, you should meet with a counselor to select and plan the courses for your major as transfer institutions vary widely in the courses required for undergraduate preparation.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • A.A.-T. in Social Work & Human Services
  • A.A. in Social Work/Human Services, General
  • Social Work/Human Services, General Certificate
  • Social Work/Human Services, Home Caregiver Certificate
  • Dean Brian Robinson
  • Department Chair Dr. Jill Bradshaw