Human Services (A.A.S.) emphasizes practical applications to prepare students for immediate employment in helping professions and allows progress toward advanced degrees. A complete overview of the field is presented in an introductory course. With that foundation, skills and knowledge are developed in interpersonal helping and communication, crisis identification and management, and case management. Curriculum components train students to observe clients and record information, conduct client interviews, design and implement treatment plans, employ problem-solving techniques, handle crisis intervention matters, and use proper case management and referral procedures.
Employment opportunities include residential counselor, human service worker, case manager, social work assistant, community support worker, mental health aide, community outreach worker, life skill counselor, domestic violence shelter advocate, youth worker, and others.
Contact Person: Bud Lawrence, Chairperson for Education and Human Services, firstname.lastname@example.org