Focus Area: Social Work

Social work allows you to pursue your Life.Changing. passion for advocacy and social justice by working on the FRONT lines!

Campus Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)


If you have ever wanted to help the disenfranchised or those who have not been born to the privilege that others have, becoming a social worker might be one of the most powerful ways of doing so. Working with all kinds of populations, minorities, immigrants, etc…, social work allows you to use your voice to advocate for their needs in ways they can’t do for themselves.  Social workers often counsel individuals and/or their families, refer them to other professionals, and offer resources. By offering these resources, you are able to actively track the difference you are making in someone’s life! THAT in itself is truly Life.Changing! Additionally, our Focus Area is specifically designed to help you gain the foundational knowledge and understanding to prepare you to continue your education at a four-year college after graduation!


What you will learn:
  • Enhance critical thinking skills
  • Gain insight into human behavior
  • Gain insight into relationships and social issues


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details of this Focus Area below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as a Social Worker, a position in Human Services, or Case Management!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Sherry!

Sherry Langfritz, Program Director, Social Sciences & Business
(641) 683-5111, ext. 1823 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1823