Start Your 4-Year Degree at South Central College

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For those with a heart for others and a passion for becoming a social worker, a solid education is essential to your success in this broad career field. The Minnesota State Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway associate of science (AS) degree from South Central College is the perfect place to start on your admirable trek toward helping others. The Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway AS degree allows you to take the first two years of a social work bachelor's degree at South Central Collge and seamlessly transfer your credits to a designated Minnesota State system university program to complete the degree (see transfer tab below.)

At South Central College, you can work toward your degree while benefiting from the many advantages that a community college has to offer including smaller class sizes, individualized attention from expert instructors and lower tuition.


Location: Faribault and North Mankato Campuses

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters

Starting your bachelor's degree at SCC can save you thousands of dollars!
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Faculty Spotlight - Pre-Social Work - Transfer Pathway

Deb Salmon
Deb Salmon
Prior to teaching, Deb was employed in the social work field for almost 19 years. Here vast experience includes working with people with a variety of disabilities in many capacities including direct care, case management, hospice, therapeutic foster care and mental health care.
Education:A.A., St. Cloud State University; B.S.,Minnesota State University, Mankato; M.S.W., University of St. Thomas
Wayne Whitmore
Wayne Whitmore
Wayne Whitmore has taught a wide variety of coursework at SCC, including Critical Thinking, Lifespan Psychology, Intro to Psychology and courses in the CSS program. He also served as SCC’s assessment coordinator for three years and guided the college through a successful accreditation process. With a passion for fair and equal treatment for all, Wayne worked as a rehabilitation counselor and insurance consultant before starting at SCC.
Education:BS Psychology and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Superior, MS Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, PhD Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University - Mankato

Human Services Majors

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts rapid growth in social work and human service positions – increasing 23% through 2018. If you are sociable, responsible, and concerned with the welfare of others Human Services is a good choice.