Human Services Programs

Human Services A.S.

Mission
The mission of the Human Services A.S. degree program is to prepare students for academic success in baccalaureate transfer programs in social work, human services and related professional areas of study. This program is based on best practices associated with the National Association of Social Workers. The Human Services program emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge from social science
disciplines, development of core social work theory and skills, ethical conduct and preparation for future professional careers.The program enables graduates to:

  • Integrate knowledge from liberal arts disciplines with practice skills;
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills;
  • Develop a commitment to ethical practice, and
  • Recognize diversity.

Human Services A.A.S.

Mission
The mission of the Human Services A.A.S. degree program is to prepare students for employment in the public or private sector. This program is based on the best practices of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Students learn the core skills and values of the social work profession and the social welfare system in the United States, including the philosophical, historical, and ethical dimensions. The program prepares graduates to

  • Demonstrate Human Services professional skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical practice.
  • Recognize diversity and the role cultural competence in understanding human behavior and society.


Human Services students may be subject to a fingerprint check or be asked about criminal convictions before working in the field. Individuals who have a criminal history may have difficulty obtaining a field placement and/or employment in the field of Human Services and may want to consult an advisor or college counselor before pursuing the program.

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