Social Work Transfer Agreement

The Red Rocks Community College psychology and social work programs are dedicated to fostering critical thinking, professionalism, and ethics among our students. We embrace a community enriched and enhanced by diversity along a number of dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class, and religion. We are committed to the success of each and every individual in our courses and hope to increase the representation of those populations that have been historically excluded from participation in U.S. higher education while preparing our students for successful careers in psychology and related fields.

Do you hope for change? Join our social work program to find a flexible, rewarding career that trains you to make a difference.
In the next 10 years, The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2022) expects 74,700 job openings each year for social workers. Social work jobs are expected to increase by 9-11%. Many of these jobs work with children, families, schools, healthcare, mental health, and elders.

The US needs many more social workers than we currently have because of our…

  • Aging population
  • High retirement rates in social work
  • Social isolation
  • Increasing homelessness
  • Continuing overincarceration
  • Dependency on opioids
  • Increasing numbers of people experiencing depression, anxiety, and suicide

Social workers work alongside individuals, families, and groups to increase social functioning and create conditions of support for communities in need. Social workers help a diverse population address their own needs through psychosocial services and advocacy. They also work with people to 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 work students are currently able to attend Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) for two years to earn their Associate of Arts and then transfer to Metropolitan State University (MSU) or other four-year schools, to complete their bachelors in social work in an additional two years, with the option of completing their masters in social work in one additional year at MSU. This path allows students to attend RRCC for their general education classes, taking advantage of the lower-class size and lower cost classwork.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social Workers, (September 08, 2022).

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.

Social workers work in many places
Social workers are professionals that:

  • Freedom in day
  • Never boring
  • Make a difference
  • Trained to make a difference in hard places.

Social worker Professionals who work in many places with many different people trained to make a difference in hard places.

For more information about our Social Work Transfer Agreement, contact:

Amy A. Buckingham, MA
Dept. Lead/Faculty