Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway

Career/Program Overview

The Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway A.S. offers students the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Social Work bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum is designed so that students completing the pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State Universities* enter the university with junior-year status. The human services professionally related electives within the pathway provide students with knowledge and skills in the broad-based helping professions.

*Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Notice of Minnesota Background Check Requirement Minnesota Statute 245C requires that students who have contact with individuals in licensed institutions complete an annual background study with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Individuals who do not pass the background check will not be allowed to participate in clinical activities. A list of disqualifying offenses is available at https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=245C.15. Information about completing the background study will be available from program faculty.

Curriculum-at-a-Glance
The curriculum is designed so that students completing the pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State Universities* enter the university with junior-year status.

Program/Degree Options

RCTC’s Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway Associate in Science degree is 60 credits in length.

Program Start Date(s)

Students can begin general education requirements any semester.

Career Opportunities/Information

This degree is specifically designed for transfer into a bachelor’s degree.

Accreditations/Articulations

The Higher Learning Commission accredits Rochester Community and Technical College.

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at www.rctc.edu/academics/articulations/.

Additional Information

Program Website:  www.rctc.edu/program/social-work
Program Plan:  www.rctc.edu/academics/programs/
More Information:  https://www.rctc.edu/about/contact-information/