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Human Services

Huamn Services

Affect change through meaningful work helping people in need. Our programs train you for careers in social, community, education and mental health services. 

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What is Human Services?

This program prepares you for entry level positions in agencies and institutions which provide social, community, educational and mental health services. The curriculum provides an opportunity for you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level employment. Application of human services principles and skills is provided through a clinical experience in an appropriate setting.

Upon completion of the program, you'll be prepared to seek employment in various areas which may include child care facilities, mental health settings, chemical dependency settings, hospitals, educational institutions, correctional facilities, geriatric settings, child and youth centers, and social service agencies.

What are my career choices?

When you graduate you are prepared to seek employment in various areas of Human Services. These settings may include hospitals, youth care facilities, mental health settings, chemical dependency settings, correctional facilities, geriatric settings, and social services agencies.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfers

Upon completion of this program, the graduate can:

  1. Demonstrate use of self in a helping relationship.
  2. Demonstrate interviewing techniques:
    1. listening
    2. confronting
    3. giving information
    4. interpreting
    5. negotiating
    6. goal-setting
    7. gathering information
  3. Use a problem-solving approach to develop intervention strategies. 
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of group leadership dynamics.
  5. Describe the origin and development of the social welfare system.
  6. Identify human service agencies and organizations in the community. 
  7. Operate within the policies and regulations of the community agencies and organizations providing human services.
  8. State the purpose of the helping and intervention process.
  9. Identify psychosocial forces that influence behavior.
  10. Identify and demonstrate ethical and professional standards.
  11. Demonstrate technical report writing commensurate with agency standards.
  12. Identify the behavioral characteristics of diverse groups in our society.


Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the . You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Tabatha Butler

Human Services

Program Coordinator

606.759.7141 ext. 66209