- Case Manager/Case Worker
- Behavioral Health Professional
- Direct Support Worker
- Mental Health Technician
- Social or Human Service Worker
- Drug and Alcohol Counselor
- Eligibility Specialist
- Residential Care Aide
- Rehabilitation Technician
Associate in Applied Science – 62 credit hours
Purpose: The Human Services Program prepares students in a number of areas to enter the human services or medical fields as entry level case workers. A series of foundational courses and experience that provide skills for a range of employment opportunities based on a solid foundation of service delivery and understanding of human growth and development. It will qualify them for skilled entry into a specialty of their choice. The program will provide opportunities for personal and professional growth through applied and classroom instruction, community involvement, and practical experience under direct supervision of professionals in local agencies.
Career Opportunities: Positions available in the field include case managers in both the human services and medical fields, volunteer coordinators for various agencies, human service specialists, and substance abuse counselors.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services the graduate is prepared to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the human services professions, its’ history and structures, and the implications of social policy on the helping professions.
- Exercise effective interpersonal communications techniques when dealing with diverse populations. Understand and demonstrate basic counseling skills and group communications techniques.
- Exercise professional ethics in all matters pertaining to the helping relationship and the workplace.
- Exhibit professional conduct in a human services organization including legal and ethical responsibilities and demonstrated understanding of roles and boundaries.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the formal and informal support systems in the community.
- Show an understanding of, and skill at, accessing available resources.
- Collaborate with other treatment team members from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the treatment of individuals, families, and other groups.
- Demonstrate awareness of the challenges faced by individuals with psychological, social or economic deficits as they regard human rights, access to services, financial strain, and social stigma.
- Establish and engage in a process of continued personal and professional growth in order to remain personally healthy and professionally competent.
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The Human Services program requires completion of the Student Disclosure of Criminal Convictions, Pending Criminal Charges and Certain Disqualifications. Completion of this form does not automatically deny admission to the program. Prospective applicants will meet with the Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services to review information.