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:
Goal I: Demonstrate Human Services professional skills and abilities.
- Analyze the impact of social policies on individuals,
clients, systems and agencies to include different
- Apply the history of social welfare institutions to
- Identify different theoretical perspectives as they
apply to Human Services
- Research discipline specific topics and issues using
a variety of print and electronic resources
- Communicate effectively within professional and
academic environments both orally and in writing
using Formal Standard English
- Connect course student learning outcomes and
community needs through service learning
Goal II: Demonstrate a commitment to ethical practice.
- Identify and analyze the NASW Code of Ethics
- Apply the NASW code of ethics in a professional
Goal III: Recognize diversity and the role cultural competence in
understanding human behavior and society.
- Identify the multi-cultural identities in the lives of
people in their community and beyond
- Identify the traditions, values and family systems
of various populations
- Apply appropriate strategies in working with
For more information on our Human Services programs please view the degree requirements and contact:
Professor Renee Adamany
Elston Hall, Room 202
NOTE:Human Services students may be subject to a fingerprint check or be
asked about criminal convictions before working in the field and/or at
an internship site. Individuals who have a criminal history may have
difficulty obtaining a field placement and/or employment in the field
of Human Services. Students may want to consult with an advisor or
college counselor before pursuing the program.