About the Program
Make a difference in the lives of others and provide a voice to those who can’t be heard through a career in the field of Social Work. Careers in social work are well paying and include a wide range of opportunities and workplaces. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 – 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway degree at Century College provides a powerful option for your education in social work: the first two years of a social work bachelor’s degree that transfers to all 7 Minnesota State universities. The Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway degree is specifically designed to meet the demands of students’ busy lives – providing flexible scheduling, 12-week semesters, and multiple starting points. You will gain real-world experience in the social work field through a practical skills course offered in the first semester and internship opportunity.
By completing the Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway degree at Century College and then transferring for your bachelor's degree, you will save thousands on your education through affordable tuition rates and financial aid options, while avoiding student loan debt.
Planning for Your Program
Cost & Financial Aid
As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.
Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
Potential Job Titles
Social Work Focus Areas:
- Addiction, Recovery & Behavioral Health*
- Administration/ Management*
- Advocacy & Community Organizing*
- Aging & Gerontology*
- Child Welfare, Youth & Families*
- Corrections & Justice*
- Healthcare/ Medical*
- Immigrant & Refugee*
- Mental Health*
- Policy & Planning*
- School Social Work*
* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by specialization.
Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Healthcare Social Workers*
Average Wage: $30.01/hour
Top Earners: $35.92/hour
Child, Family & School Social Workers*
Average Wage: $27.62/hour
Top Earners: $35.71/hour
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers*
Average Wage: $29.39/hour
Top Earners: $37.26/hour
*with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu