Human Services (A.A.S.)

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 cultural perspectives
  • Apply the history of social welfare institutions to current institutions
  • 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 environment

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 diverse populations

For more information on our Human Services programs please view the degree requirements and contact:
Professor Renee Adamany
Elston Hall, Room 202
518-381-1298
adamanrt@sunysccc.edu.

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.