In the Human Services – Academic Associate Degree program, the traditional hands-on experience provided in a technical college is blended with additional coursework that will help prepare the learner to progress beyond the associate degree toward additional academic training in the helping professions. The flexibility of this program provides the basis for learners to transfer to another college to complete the requirements for a bachelor’s degree, while others may enter the work force upon graduation. Learners will acquire skills needed to work with individuals, groups and communities as well as learning to work with people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The degree prepares learners for entry-level positions in a variety of human service agencies. Potential employers include: Social Services, Community Corrections, Youth Services, Hospitals, Nursing Facilities, Group Homes, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Agencies, Crisis Intervention Centers and Programs for the Aging. Although this degree does not include internships, learners gain vocational exposure through various assessment activities such as informational interviewing, mock interviews and community service.
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Approximate Cost$14,678 (Tuition: $10753, Books: $3925)
Average Starting Salary$35,482 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.
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- Model a commitment to cultural competence
- Uphold the Ethical Standards and Values for Human Service Professionals
- Demonstrate professionalism
- Utilize community resources
- Apply human services interventions and best practices
- Cultivate professional relationships
- Social Services
- Community Corrections
- Youth Services
- Nursing Facilities
- Group Homes
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Agencies
- Crisis Intervention Centers
- Programs for the Aging
To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.Course List
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This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background. Several programs require a background check for placement into clinical sites or field experiences. These checks could prevent students from completing all course requirements necessary for graduation, gaining licensure, and finding employment.
Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.
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