More than ever before, people of all ages and backgrounds are facing mounting challenges, from health and well-being to family stresses and financial burdens. This means there’s a growing demand for compassionate, community-minded professionals to help others improve their everyday lives.
An associate degree in human services from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies will allow you to start or grow in your career of helping others. Here, you will gain an understanding of the underlying issues that influence individuals—and society as a whole. You will leave with the knowledge and skills needed to administer or manage services for others or to advocate on their behalf.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to
Describe a personal philosophy of human services and/or addictions counseling in the workplace.
Apply theory, practical skills, and an interdisciplinary approach to human services to the work environment.
Use interpersonal and group communication skills.
Apply critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies to human services activities.
Use counseling skills.
Make decisions that incorporate ethics and social responsibility.