Social Work Program at RRCC

Social workers help individuals, families, and groups increase their capacity for social functioning, and work to create conditions that support communities in need. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior, of social, economic and cultural institutions, and of the interaction of all these factors. Social workers help a diverse population address their own needs through psychosocial services and advocacy. They also help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges: poverty, discrimination, abuse, addiction, physical illness, divorce, loss, unemployment, educational problems, disability, and mental illness. They help prevent crises and counsel individuals, families, and communities to cope more effectively with the stresses of everyday life.

Transfer Agreement with Metro State University

Social workers are highly trained and experienced professionals. Only those who have earned social work degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral levels—and completed a minimum number of hours in supervised fieldwork—are professional social workers. RRCC is forming a transfer agreement for students to complete their Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Social Work at RRCC and finish their Bachelor's of Social Work at Metro State University in downtown Denver.

Social Work AA Degree

View or download the full advising plan worksheet for details on the Metro State University Social Work AA to BS transfer agreement.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. The profession is expected to grow by 25% between 2010 and 2020. More than 650,000 people currently hold social work degrees.

Classes we currently offer include:

SWK 1000 201:  Introduction to Social Work
Offered in Lakewood Fall 2016 on Monday and Wednesday nights (6-7:15) AND
Offered in Arvada Fall semesters beginning in 2017 on Monday and Wednesday (9-10:15)
SWK 1200 601: Intervention Techniques
Offered in Lakewood on Friday nights and Saturdays the first three weekends of the semester (excluding Labor Day weekend) AND
Offered in Arvada Spring Semesters beginning in 2018 on Monday and Wednesday (9-10:15); additional classes may be added for Spring 2017.

Scholarship Information

Red Rocks Scholarships/Awards
View and obtain scholarship applications offered by Red Rocks Community College.

Red Rocks Foundation Office
The Red Rocks Community College Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships based on both need and merit. The Red Rocks Community College Foundation Scholarship Application allows you to apply for over 200 awards all at once. Applications are accepted each spring semester for disbursement the following academic year.

For more information about our Social Work program, contact:

Amy A. Buckingham, MA
Dept. Lead/Faculty

Merri Mattison
Faculty Chair