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Why choose Social Work at PPCC?

With a PPCC Social Work Associate of Arts degrees, you could pursue a job as a probation officer, substance abuse counselor or victims advocate associate. If you transfer and earn more advanced degrees, you could become licensed social worker, rehabilitation counselor and child welfare case worker, among others. 

What do PPCC Social Work students study?

Social Work students at PPCC will be exposed to a wide range of knowledge and topics relevant to modern professionals. As part of their education, students will:

  • Learn about the history of the social welfare system in the United States.
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between biological, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural systems.
  • Understand the importance of larger social systems, such as families, communities, and organizations.

Classes you might take

Introduces students to the philosophy of the social work profession including the knowledge, values, ethics, roles and skills inherent to generalist social work.
Focuses on the person in the environment throughout the life span with an examination of the relationship between biological, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural systems.
Introduces students to the profession of Social Work and Social Welfare. Students will be presented with an historical and conceptual overview of the social welfare system in the United States. Attention is given to the milieu within which social, political, economic, racial and cultural forces have interacted in the evolution of social welfare.
Application of the foundation of generalist practice skills. Requires 15 clock hours of volunteer work in an approved human service agency.

PPCC Cares

The Social Work department faculty and students support and assists with PPCC Cares - our college's initiative to combat food insecurity through food giveaways and volunteerism. PPCC's community of faculty, staff, students, and volunteers are committed to ending food insecurity and homelessness in Colorado Springs and southern Colorado.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Get started in Social Work

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Social Work Faculty

Social Work Department Chair

Ann-Marie Manning

Contact Department Chair: (719) 502-4214


Social Work Lead Advisor

Nova Munselle

Contact advising: 719-502-3232

Social Work Faculty PPCC Advisor

Apply for Scholarships

Every Year the PPCC Foundation offers hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of scholarship money for eligible and in need students.

Scholarship Information