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Social Work and Human Services

Social work and human services are integral fields dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Social work involves the application of social theories and practices to help people in need, addressing issues such as poverty, substance abuse, and mental health. Social workers advocate for social justice, provide support and counseling, and connect clients with resources and services to enhance their quality of life. Human services is a broader field that encompasses various roles aimed at meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary approach. Professionals in human services work in diverse settings, including non-profits, government agencies, and healthcare organizations, providing assistance and support to individuals and communities. Both fields emphasize compassion, empathy, and a commitment to making a positive impact on society.

Transfer Pathway

Our transfer pathway is carefully alligned with the requirements of many top universities, ensuring a smooth and successful transition for our students. By completing our Associate of Arts Transfer Degree (AA-T) in Social Work and Human Services, you will be assured an opportunity to advance your studies by transferring to a California State University. Our dedicated advisors work with you to create personalized transfer plans tailored to your academic goals and preferred universities.

Fieldwork Preparation

Our program is committed to providing our students with practical, hands-on experience through fieldwork internships in social work and human services. Our robust internship program allows students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings, working alongside experienced professionals in diverse environments such as non-profits, government agencies, and healthcare organizations. These internships offer invaluable opportunities for students to develop their skills, gain insight into the challenges and rewards of the field, and build a professional network. 


Join us at Los Angeles City College and embark on a journey toward a fulfilling career in social work and human services. Whether you aspire to be a social worker, case manager, community outreach coordinator, or human services professional, our department is here to support and guide you every step of the way. Learn more about our transfer pathway by clicking the link below.

AA-T in Social Work and Human Services