Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

University Parallel, A.A. - Social Work (TTP)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Social Work

For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

This pathway focuses study on skills useful for work in fields of public service (community case management, substance abuse counseling, etc.), such as counseling, technology, writing and communications, client assessment, and community organizing.  With an A.A. degree, positions with social service agencies and non-profit organizations are available.  One can apply, with professional certification, for entry-level, assistant social worker positions in case management or counseling care teams. This degree can act as a springboard into a bachelor’s degrees in social work. 

Transfer Options
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit, Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


  1. Students who plan to transfer to the UoM must complete at least one fine arts under the Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Students are encouraged to take an approved Ethics course, if applicable.
  2. ETSU requires a BIOL sequence: 1010 Intro to Biology and 1020 Diversity of Life or 1110/1120 General Biology I & II. TSU recommends BIOL 1010. APSU accepts MATH 1530.
  3. Students interested in transferring to TSU should take an Economics course. UM and UTC require an Anthropology course, which is not available at Vol State.
  4. Students who intend to transfer to UTM should take BIOL2010: Human Anatomy & Physiology I as an unspecified elective. Students who intend to transfer to APSU should take BIOL2010 (Human Anatomy & Physiology) as one of their natural science electives.
  5. For students planning on transferring to UTK, you will need 1-year intermediate level sequence in a foreign language. A total of 7 credit hours are unspecified, transferable electives are needed to complete the degree requirements.

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, prerequisites, and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Vol State.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)