Human Services is designed to prepare graduates for careers as professionals in mental health agencies and social services. Concentrations in Addictions, Child Youth and Family Studies, and Gerontology are available. Employment of human services professionals is expected to grow by nearly 34 percent through the next decade. Examples of employment opportunities include case management, addictions specialists, social work assistants, intake interviewers, behavior management assistants, domestic violence advocates, and gerontology-related positions. While remaining an AAS (career) program, the program fosters transfer of students to four-year institutions. Many graduates of the program attain higher education majoring in human services administration, social work and psychology.
The Human Services AAS Program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education effective May 2013 through May 2018.