The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Services will prepare graduates for entry-level positions in areas of substance abuse, mental health, developmental disabilities, child and adolescent services, and gerontology. The development of concentrations in each area may be explored in the future. A grade of "C" or better in all Human Services courses, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, completion of the first and second semester courses and approval of the Department Chair is required before enrollment in the Human Services Practicums.
Graduates can be employed in the following capacities: activity therapist associate, addictions counselor, crisis counselor, human development associate, mental health associate, rehabilitation worker, family worker, activity director/associate, and volunteer coordinator. The facilities that employ individuals in these capacities, include: community mental health centers, programs for the elderly, hospitals, and social service and mental health programs. Graduates may also be employed in facilities and programs for the developmentally disabled, special programs for alcoholics and drug abusers, youth services, and child care and Head Start programs.
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