Human Services Associate Degree


The Human Services Associate Degree program is designed to offer opportunities to pursue special interests, such as working with youth, the elderly and corrections clients or providing services to the disabled. The degree prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of human service agencies. Students will acquire skills needed to work with individuals, groups and communities and learn to work with people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Students will gain occupational experience through Field Experience 1 and Field Experience 2. Potential employers include: Social Services, Community Corrections, Youth Services, Hospitals, Nursing Facilities, Group Homes, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Agencies, Crisis Intervention Centers, Programs for the Aging.
Graduates will be able to

  • 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
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Criminal Background Check

A current criminal background check must be on file before starting internships.

Note: A record of specified criminal offenses may bar or restrict an individual from:

  • course work involving a clinical/practicum/internship experience
  • licensure and future employment in this occupation

Students declined for a field placement based on criminal background may not be able to finish the Field 1 and Field 2 courses and hence would not be able to graduate. For any questions about your criminal background, contact a program faculty as soon as possible to have the background evaluated.


Field Experience/Internship Sites

Locally located internship sites cannot be guaranteed. Students may have to move or drive a distance in order to complete internship courses. Scheduled internship attendance days and times for which students must be available vary by agency. Program faculty select, assign, and maintain college contracts with internship sites.