Spring break will be extended one week for students at the colleges of DCCCD.
Classes will not be held March 16-29 as faculty and staff prepare to transition to working, teaching and learning remotely. Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information.

Social Work Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Social Work Associate - Generalist AAS

  • 4 semesters to complete*
  • $3,540 tuition**
View Degree Plan for Social Work Associate - Generalist Associate of Applied Science Degree
Certificate, Level 1

Gerontology Certificate

  • 2 semesters to complete*
  • $1,062 tuition**
View Degree Plan for Gerontology Certificate
Certificate, Level 1

Human Services Certificate

  • 3 semesters to complete*
  • $1,947 tuition**
View Degree Plan for Human Services Certificate

Length of time is based on catalog degree plans. Prerequisites may be required, which are not included in this estimate. For most programs, full-time student status is assumed, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Cost is based on tuition rates for program hours and Dallas County residents. It does not include additional supplies, fees or books. Find out about financial aid.

Our Integrated Programs Give You Twice the Skills Set

Our programs of Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work are closely integrated and share a program coordinator, many faculty members and several common courses. Please check with a career counselor or one of our faculty members to find the career path that will best fit your educational goals.


Get information about local and national requirements for social work jobs.


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