Social and Human Services

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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

Two-year, job-training degrees that prepare students for immediate employment. Students take additional general education electives, making this a good option if you intend to transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program or may attend a university in the future to earn a bachelor’s degree.
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  • Credits to complete: 90.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 6

About the Program

If you are passionate about helping people, solving problems and promoting positive social change, a career in Social and Human Services might be the perfect fit for you. Seattle Central’s associate degree in Social and Human Services will  help you develop the skills needed to improve the lives of others and to make a real difference in your community.

Career Opportunities

The Social and Human Services AAS-T Degree will provide you the knowledge and abilities to help you launch a career in community-oriented social and human services occupations, or to continue your education through a bachelor's degree program, such as the SCC BAS in Applied Behavioral Science. With in-demand skills, our graduates find work in a variety of areas, including:

  • Family services
  • Corrections and justice involved youth
  • Community development and advocacy
  • Mental health services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Substance abuse disorder and treatment services
  • Housing services
  • Child welfare
  • Services for older adults
  • Food insecurity
  • Public policy
  • And many more

Intensive Education

Your career begins with Seattle Central. An associate degree (AAS-T) in Social and Human Services is an excellent starting point for students who may be interested in advanced professional training.  Students may choose to continue their education in fields such as applied behavioral science, social work, clinical psychology, public policy. education, counseling and other fields.  In addition, you can gain specialized training needed to become a Chemical Dependency Specialist with your AAS-T in Social and Human Services.  A certificate program  in Care Navigation and Coordination is also offered as part of the Social and Human Services AAS-T degree.

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.