Human Services AAS

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Human Services is designed to prepare graduates for careers as human service professionals in mental health agencies, developmental disability programs, addictions programs, public and private schools for the disabled, and programs for the aging. Employment opportunities include case management, youth and family support professional, social services coordinator, residential counselor, behavioral management aid, addictions specialist, child advocate, juvenile court liaison, domestic violence liaison, home health aide, group home professional, crisis intervention specialist, community education coordinator, program coordinator, adult day care assistant or coordinator, life skills instructor, consumer advocate, social service aide, therapeutic recreation assistant, intake interviewer, community outreach worker, social work assistant, community action professional, halfway house coordinator, rehabilitation case professional, residential manager, and volunteer coordinator.

Career Pathway


The Human Services AAS Program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education effective May 2013 through May 2018.

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to work in direct service delivery in human service agencies and programs.
  • illustrate a clear understanding of human behavior in all age groups.
  • explain and apply appropriate skills necessary for a micro/macro perspective in human service delivery systems.
  • assess and summarize concepts of psychological and sociological theories necessary for intervention techniques.

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First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
HSW 101 Intro to Human Services and Helping Profession 3
HSW/SOC 130 Introduction to Youth and Family 3
Elective Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency 3

(18 Credit Hours)

Second Semester

ENG 102 English Composition II 3
PSY 206 Human Development/Life Span Approach 3
HSW 102 Theories of Group Counseling 3
HSW/SOC 105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
Elective Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences
(ESW 245 recommended)
HSW/SOC 254 Aging in the United States 3

(18 Credit Hours)

Third Semester

HSW 202 Theories of Individual Counseling 3
HSW/PSY 203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3
HSW 205 Volunteer Administration 3
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology 3
HSW/PSY 219 The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Process: An Introduction 3
HSW 210 Professional Development in Human Services 3

(18 Credit Hours)

Fourth Semester

HSW 211 Human Services Practicum II 6
History Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage 3
Elective Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts 3
Elective Core Goal 8: Physical and Life Sciences 4

(16 Credit Hours)


Addictions Concentration

Child, Youth and Family Services Concentration

Gerontology Concentration