Social & Human Services - What You'll Learn

Seattle Central’s AAS-T degree in Social and Human Services prepares you for a rewarding career helping individuals, groups, families and communities. As a Social and Human Services student, you will learn the skills to make a positive impact on the lives of others who face challenges.

Areas of study include the foundation of human services, social policy, interviewing skills, group dynamics, grief and loss, crisis management, mental health, substance use disorder and case management, among others. In the last portion of the program, students enroll in a community-based, field practicum completing 220 hours of supervised learning.

Learning Outcomes

Upon earning an AAS-T degree in Social and Human Services students will be able to:

  1. Explain the history and development of the human services profession.
  2. Compare, contrast and apply current models and theoretical frameworks within individual, group, organizational, community and cultural systems.
  3. Demonstrate acquired advocacy and networking skills through effective oral and written communication.
  4. Examine, analyze and articulate the values, attitudes and codes of ethics that regulate the human services professions.
  5. Recognize and integrate the inherent values of diverse cultures through practical application.

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