earn an associate degree in social and human services

Human services professionals are front-line workers in their community. They work in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds to help improve their quality of life, assist and support them through difficult times, or access additional resources and services. They assist other workers, such as counselors, therapists, social workers, or case managers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.

Industry Certifications

The coursework in this program prepares you for the following industry certifications:

Job Related Opportunities

  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Case Manager
  • Client Advocate
  • Community Health Worker
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Eligibility Counselor
  • Family Support Worker
  • Gerontology Aide
  • Group Home Worker
  • Home Health Aid
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Intake Interviewer
  • Juvenile Court Liaison
  • Life Skills Instructor
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Residential Counselor
  • Social Services Specialist
  • Social Services Technician
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Substance Abuse Technician
  • Victim Advocate
  • Youth Worker

SKILLS

  • Prepare students for quick entry-level employment
  • Provide the educational/training hours necessary to obtain certain state certifications.
  • Offer major core courses taught by instructors with experience and expertise in their field. 
  • Offer sub plan options for students to specialize in a preferred area of study. 
  • Reflect an interdisciplinary approach to psychology, mental health, addictions, counseling, social work, sociology, community health and youth development
  • Emphasize interviewing/assessing, community outreach, addiction counseling, intervention techniques, knowledge of adaptive and maladaptive behavior patterns, communication skills, professional responsibility, and professional and ethical conduct.

Social and Human Services A.S. Degree Curriculum

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