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 allows you to take the first two years of a social work bachelor's degree at SCC and then transfer to a Minnesota State university to complete the degree.

Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato 

Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters

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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

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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.