Social Work


Social Work

The Social Work program prepares students for careers in the helping professions and will allow students to complete a portion of their transferable Social Work education. This program will also help those already employed in the field to enhance their knowledge and skills. In addition, students will be provided with several personal/interpersonal skills needed to live healthy lives and deal with the stressful demands of daily living.

Editor's Choice for top associate degrees in Human Services and Social Work in California.Long Beach City College’s AA in Social Work has been chosen as an Editor’s Picks for Top Associate Degrees in Human Services & Social Work in California by California Social Work EDU. 


Social Work, Associate in Arts (AA)
Aides, Assistants and Caregivers​, Certificate of Achievement (C-ACH)
Family Violence Specialist​, Certificate of Achievement (C-ACH)
Social Work, Certificate of Achievement (C-ACH)

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(New students need to refer to the current academic year for the most up-to-date info) 

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Two of the top five fastest growing occupations in Los Angeles and Orange County are Social Work related. From now until 2025 the need for aides and Assistants will grow by 23% and the need for Social Services workers will grow by 12%.


Learn about social work and prepare for a career with family services, people experiencing homelessness, foster children, issues of aging, and much more. 

  • Human Services Generalist
  • Social & Human Service Assistants
  • Case Managers
  • Community Health Workers
  • Outreach Specialist
  • Care Coordinator
  • Advocate
  • Case Management Coordinator
  • Peer Specialist
  • Community Liason
  • Social Work Assistant
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who should I talk to about my Social Work educational plan?

Tom To is the counselor on campus who specializes in Social Work. Please contact him at

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?


Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

Where can I find Tutors?

The Multidisciplinary Success Center has program specific tutors who provide individualized tutoring. Students can sign up for half an hour time slot.

LBCC Tutoring Center

What is the next step after an AA in Social Work?

Get a job and/or move forward by transferring to a university to study Social Work or Human Services.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings?

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.