Turn your desire to help others into a great career! Students in the Human Services program acquire skills in counseling, substance use disorders, case management, crisis intervention, coordination of social services, client advocacy, psychosocial rehabilitation, and more. Students completing the degree qualify for the Mental Health Rehabilitation/Community (MHRT/C) credential.
The associate in applied science in Human Services offers you the flexibility to go directly into the workforce or advance your career by transferring to a 4-year degree.
Complete your degree on campus, or choose a 100% online option.
Enjoy the flexibility of a 100 percent online Human Services program. Prepare for entry-level positions in areas of substance abuse, mental health, developmental disabilities, child and adolescent services, and gerontology. Choose from a Human Services or Addiction Specialization advising pathway. Online students enjoy our full support, with access to online tutoring, research help, advising, and financial aid.
STUDENTS GAIN KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE IN:
- Basic counseling skills necessary to establish collaborative relationships with clients and families
- Formal and informal support systems available in the community
- Analyzing problems and using appropriate methods in collaboration with others in the treatment of individual, family, group, and community human services problems
- Awareness of challenges faced by clients with regard to human rights issues, financial problems, administrative/legal hurdles, and other concerns
- Ethical responsibility and abiding by standards governing the field of human services
- Establishing and maintaining continuing education to grow and maintain professional competence
GRADUATES MAY PURSUE CAREERS AS:
- Human Services and Mental Health Generalist
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
- Intake/Care Coordinator
- Community Support Specialist
- Behavioral Health Specialist
- Rehabilitation Specialist
EMPLOYMENT MAY BE FOUND AT:
- Community mental health centers
- Social services and mental health programs
- Substance Abuse Facilities
- Senior services agencies and facilities
- Home health agencies
This program has preregistration and practicum site requirements. Please see the college catalog for all program details and requirements. Criminal or child protective history could jeopardize an individual’s ability to meet all requirements of the program.