Social Work

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Shakira Pipher

Residential Faculty - Social Work


SC 14 - Room: 66

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This program is part of the Cultural Science, Philosophy & Religious Studies Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Social Work

It’s comforting to know there are people in the world looking out for the underrepresented. Social workers come to the aid of individuals, families, and special groups to create a safer and more equitable community. A career in social work would be ideal for those looking to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable populations — better known as your future clients.

Classes in social work prepare students for a future in aiding in the world of human services and behavioral health. You will also learn to differentiate between facts and assumptions to explain the impacts of mental health as well as institutional racism, sexism, and ageism. Envision a career bettering the lives of those affected by war, crime, domestic violence, mental illness, and refugee resettlement. And you can start right now.

Are you ready to make a difference? Begin your rewarding path toward Social Work today.

University Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degrees offered in the Social Work program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Arts AA Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Social Work

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Social Work program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers


Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists


* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

Before signing up for classes, you will want to meet with an academic advisor. Together you will lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Keisha Mullins is the current advisor for the Social Work program. You can schedule an appointment online, email her at, or call 480-461-7222.

Transfer to NAU for your Bachelors in Social Work and receive free tuition by participating in the Title IV Child Welfare Training Project.

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Transfer to ASU for your Bachelors in Social Work and receive free tuition by participating in the Title IV Child Welfare Training Project.

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Resources For You

You may be eligible for one of our new transformative scholarships. These cover the cost of your tuition, course fees, books, and other needed resources.

Additional Resources