Social & Human Services - What You'll Learn

The Social and Human Services program prepares you for a rewarding career in a community-focused position – or to continue your education in fields like applied behavioral science, counseling, social work and more.

You’ll earn your associate degree in as little as six quarters, studying topics such as human services, social welfare policy, interviewing and counseling, communication, group dynamics, social change and sociology.

Students who complete a Social and Human Services associate degree will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify and access human services resources, including on-line databases, directories and referral centers.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to plan, initiate, manage and terminate change groups, skills groups and education groups.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct interviewing and counseling skills appropriate to entry level human services practice.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of, and agreement to comply with, professional ethical standards common to the human services field.
  5. Demonstrate applied professional skills that meet standards of field supervision in a recognized human services organization.

Learn more about course planning for the Social and Human Services program.