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Are you the kind of person who wants your career to really count for something — changing people’s lives for the better?

Consider the related programs of Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work, both offered with a variety of degree and certificate options for college credit at Eastfield College.

Our programs give you the qualifications to begin social services-related jobs or concentrate on a specific certification, as well as a solid academic background for a bachelor’s degree and beyond.

See “Student Success Stories” of alumni who have earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees after transferring from Eastfield College.

Social Work at a Glance

Looking for a quick overview of the Social Work program? Take a look at Social Work at a Glance for a short summary of what a social and human services assistant does.

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Social Services Careers

Careers in social services are challenging but incredibly rewarding. Our dual program emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work ensures that you’ll learn not only the psychology of your future career but also the relational skills that will give you edge in the workplace. See more on careers in fields related to Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling.

There are three main types of social work:

  • Child, family and school social workers
  • Medical and public health social workers
  • Mental health and substance abuse social workers

Possible positions include:

  • Child, family and school social worker
  • Clergy
  • Correctional officer
  • Counselor
  • Gerontologist (specialist in working with older adults)
  • Juvenile services social worker
  • Medical and public health social worker
  • Probation officer or correctional treatment specialist
  • Social and human services assistant
  • Substance abuse counselor

Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling

Because the skills sets of both programs are closely related, Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work have integral class components and many of the same faculty members. Please see an academic advisor to help you decide on the career path and emphasis programs that will best fit your goals.

Time and time again, our graduates comment that the education they received in our programs rival that of bachelor’s and master’s programs to which they transferred. That testifies to the excellent reputation locally and nationally of Eastfield’s Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work programs.

Degree and Certificate Options in Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling

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Find out more about degrees and certificates in Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling.

Our Integrated Program With Substance Abuse Counseling Gives You Twice the Skills Set

Our programs of Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work are closely integrated and share a program coordinator, many faculty members and several common courses. Please check with a career counselor or one of our faculty members to find the career path that will best fit your educational goals.

Find out more about degrees and certificates in Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling.

Licensure

Get information about local and national requirements for social work jobs.​