Social Work A.S. (TTP)

Social Work A.S. (TTP)

Social Work is a profession that assists individuals, families, groups and communities in need. Thus, a social worker's role includes helping people improve, and restore their capacity to function in society. This may entail assessment, counseling, education, and research.

Social workers have the flexibility to work in a variety of settings such as medical, psychiatric, academic and community based social service agencies. The degree is highly competitive, and the prospects for employment are expected to grow due to the increasing needs of the aging population, and the retirement of current professionals.

In order to obtain the designation of Social Worker, a minimum education requirement is a bachelor's in social work degree (BSW). A master's degree in social work (MSW) is an advanced degree typically required for employment in health and school settings and is required for the practice of clinical work.

What is a TTP?

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. The Tennessee Transfer Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A student who completes all the courses listed on a particular Transfer Pathway will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Chattanooga State. When the student transfers to a Tennessee public university, the transcript will certify that the pathway has been followed. The student is guaranteed that all the community college courses taken will be accepted at the university and the courses will count toward completion of the particular major. If a community college student transfers to another Tennessee community college, he or she is guaranteed that all courses transfer.

Visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathways website to view the TTP Curriculum Details for this program.