Associate of Arts

Human Services

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Human Services (HS) provides the educational foundation needed for entry-level employment in the Human Services field and/or success in continued education at a bachelor’s level.  The curriculum provides a strong theoretical and content foundation, along with an integrated experiential, skill development component. Students intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree should consult the requirements of that institution when planning their program of study.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the language, terms, and concepts used in the human service profession
  • Explain interventions and strategies for assisting individuals, families, groups, and communities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the moral, ethical, and legal responsibilities in the human services field
  • Investigate and discuss cross-cultural issues specific to the discipline of Human Services
General Education Requirements
Core I Communications 9
Core II Mathematics and Science 7
Core III Arts and Humanities 6
Core IV Social Sciences: (PSCI 210 and SOCI 101) 6
Core V Native American Studies 3
Core VI Computer Technology 3
Core VII Health 3
Total General Education credits required for degree 37
Human Services Program of Study
CAS 250 Assessment & Case Management Process 3
HS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
HS 250 Interviewing and Counseling Skills 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
PSYX 230 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYX 233 Adult Development & Aging 3
SW 200 Introduction to Social Work Practice 4
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 23
Total credits required for degree 60