Social & Human Services

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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.

Social and Human Services class at Seattle Central College

Career Opportunities

The Social and Human Services associate degree will give 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. With in-demand skills, our graduates find work in a variety of areas, including:

  • Social and family services
  • Corrections and justice involved youth
  • Community development and advocacy
  • Mental health services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Substance abuse disorder
  • Housing
  • Child welfare
  • Services for aging adults

Intensive Education

Your career begins with Seattle Central. An associate degree in Social and Human Services is also an excellent starting point for students who may be interested in advanced professional training in fields such as SCC BAS in Applied Behavioral Science Program, social work, clinical psychology, rehabilitation counseling, social policy and many other fields. In addition, you can gain specialized training needed to become a Chemical Dependency Specialist or Care Coordinator and Navigator through a certificate program designed to complement the Social and Human Services associate degree.